Giovani Benitez is a broadcast journalist and popular news anchor working for ABC News. He has been credited with being a part of well-received news shows like World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20 and Good Morning America.
Early life and Career Rise
Gio Benitez has Cuban descent; he was born on October 29, 1985 in Miami, Florida. He went to Miami Coral School and graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Anthropology and Sociology.
Benitez worked on radio in the beginning of his career for a show called ‘Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline’. Later he shifted gears and came into television broadcasting with WFOR channel, which is a CBS entity in Miami. He worked on stories related to the US Presidential Election (2012), the Trayvon Martin Case, Medicare Fraud and many more.
Benitez’s rise in the TV journalism world has been phenomenal. He joined ABC News in 2013, where he covered the Haiti Earthquake, the Alabama Child Hostage news and weather-related news, particularly the winter storms. Not many know that Geo was the first news anchor to shoot an entire report on an iPhone, in 2009. A two-time Emmy Award winner, he has been nominated eight times for his stupendous work in journalism.
Gio Benitez – Boyfriend
He proposed his boyfriend Tommy DiDario with an engagement ring on September 18, 2015. He did it in grand style in front of Eiffel Tower and even shared the pictures of his Instagram
On April 17 2016, Gio Benitez married Tommy DiDario on April 17, 2016, the wedding event was held in Miami amidst a gala celebration attended by 160 guests.
Gio Benitez – Net Worth
He has a net worth of $3.7 million per year. His salary is an average 700,000 per year.