Gio Benitez Biography

Updated On Feb 13, 2019 Published On Oct 06, 2015
Facts of Gio Benitez
Date of Birth: 1985 , October-29
Birth Nation: United States
Name Gio Benitez
Birth Name Giovani Benitez
Nick Name Gio
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Miami, Florida
Ethnicity Mix Ethnicity
Profession Television reporter
Working For ABC Network
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Married to N/A
Awards Emmy Awards
Online Presence Florida International University (B.A.)
TV Show Good Morning America
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The winner of two TV News Emmy Awards Gio Benitez is a famous American journalist. He is best known for working with ABC News and appears on Good Morning America, World Tonight, 20/20, and Nightline.

Gio Benitez's Early Life

Gio Benitez was born Giovani Benitez on October 29, 1985, and is 33 years old as of early 2019. He was born in a middle-class family in Miami, Florida, the United States of America to parents of Spanish descent.

Gio is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His horoscope is Scorpio. He received his formal education from Miami Coral Park High School.

Gio Benitez's Career

After completing his Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University, he began his journalism career. In 2013, he joined ABC News, and before joining ABC, he served as a reporter for a CBS owned-and-operated TV station, WFOR,  based in Miami. While at WFOR, he covered the 2012 Presidential Election

He is well known for the shows such as The Lookout (2013), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (2013-17), 20/20 (2016), Good Morning America (2013-2018), ABC News Nightline; TV series (2013), and The Lookout; TV Series (2013).

Gio Benitez's Net Worth

As of 2019, Gio Benitez's net worth is reported to be around $4 million. His net worth in 2015 was around $3.5 million. His annual salary is reported to be around $750,000.

Gio Benitez's Personal Life

For several years, people were pointing on his sexual orientation claiming him to be gay. Later, Gio revealed that he is gay. It was proved that he is gay as he was found dating a menswear blogger boyfriend, Tommy DiDario

He was in love affair with his boyfriend Tommy DiDario since a long time ago. They dated for several months before being engaged in a romantic moment.

Gio Benitez married Tommy DiDario in 2016 in an intimate wedding ceremony.

Prior to Tommy, Gio Benitez was previously rumored to be in the relationship with a journalist David Muir. As soon as the US passed a law that same-sex marriage is possible in the United States, he decided to marry him, so he proposed him in front of the Eiffel tower.


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Born in Miami, Florida

October 29 , 1985

Gio Benitez was from the middle class family born as Giovani Benitez in Miami, Florida, United States of America to parents of Spanish descent. He is an American. He is a tall guy and is also of average weight.

Graduated from Miami Coral Park High School


He received his formal education from Miami Coral Park High School. While he was there, he was one of the good students in the class. He also used to be active in several competitions. He completed his education from there in 2004.

Graduated from Florida International University


After completing his high school education he also desired to pursue his higher education in Arts, so he majored in Anthropology and Sociology and joined Florida International University. He was also successful in completing his education from there.

Engaged with Tommy DiDario

September 18 , 2015

Gio Benitez is not married yet but he is soon going to be with his boyfriend. He was in love affairs with his boyfriend Tommy DiDario since a long time ago. He is gay. As soon as US passed a law that same sex marriage is possible in the United States, he made a decision to marry him, so he proposed him in front of Eiffel tower.

Began his career


After completing his Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University, he began his journalism career. During that time, he struggled a lot and he also worked in several humble positions and finally earned his post as a journalist.

Joined ABC News


Gio Benitez full name Giovani "Gio" Benitez is a famous journalist from United States. He is popular in the United States for his work in ABC News. He became enrolled with this news channel since 2013 and he is still working there.

Won Emmy Awards


He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. It is reported that he has been nominated in Emmy Awards for eight different times in his life and he has also been honored with them twice.

Walked down the aisle with boyfriend Tommy DiDario

April 16 , 2016

Gio Benitez and Tommy DiDario were married in a ceremony in Miami, Florida, in front of 165 friends and family.

Net Worth Update


Gio Benitez has an estimated net worth of $4 million.