Gio Benitez is an American broadcast journalist and correspondent for ABC News.
He is the co-anchor of “Good Morning America” on Saturdays and Sundays and the transportation correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C.
Benitez covers aviation, railroads, the auto industry and space.
He has won three television news Emmy awards and has covered a wide range of stories for the network, including the Pulse nightclub shooting, El Chapo’s underground escape from a Mexican prison, and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Benitez has a long history of breaking exclusive investigative stories as part of the series, GMA Investigates.
Before joining ABC News in 2013, he was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami, where he covered the 2012 presidential election and the Trayvon Martin case.
Gio Benitez parents
Benitez was born on October 29, 1985, in Miami, Florida, United States, to Cuban parents who immigrated to the United States from Cuba.
His father’s name is Javier Benitez, and his mother’s name is Lourdes Perez.
His father is a retired captain of the Florida department of Corrections in Miami, while his mother is a customer service manager for Courey International.
Benitez is natively bilingual in English and Spanish.
Gio Benitez career
Benitez has covered a wide range of topics throughout his career, including breaking news, investigative journalism, and human interest stories.
He has won three national Emmy Awards and two regional Emmy Awards.
Before becoming a reporter, Benitez was an investigative producer at WFOR-TV, where he worked on stories involving Medicare fraud, public safety and government corruption.
In 2020, he was promoted to Transportation Correspondent, covering aviation, space, railroads, and the auto industry.
Benitez has a long history of breaking exclusive investigative stories as part of the series, GMA Investigates, some of which have led to important safety recalls.
He has covered major events such as the Pulse nightclub shooting, El Chapo’s underground escape from a Mexican prison, and the Boston Marathon bombing.
As a fitness enthusiast, Benitez often shares his workout routines on social media, inspiring others to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
He is fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing him to connect with a wider audience and report on stories that impact the Hispanic community.
Gio Benitez net worth
Benitez’s net worth is estimated to be between $3.7 million and $4 million as of 2023.
His salary is reported to be around $500,000 to $750,000 per year.
Benitez has accumulated his net worth through his successful career as a broadcast journalist and correspondent for ABC News.
He has covered a wide range of topics throughout his career, including breaking news, investigative journalism, and human interest stories and has won several Emmy Awards.
Benitez has broken exclusive investigative stories as part of the series “GMA Investigates,” some of which have led to important safety recalls.
He has also appeared on various TV shows and reality series, which have contributed to his income.
Benitez is a fitness enthusiast and has a large following on social media, which could potentially lead to endorsement deals or sponsorships.