Two times Emmy Awards winner Gio Benitez was born in Miami, Florida on October 29, 1985, to Cuban parents as per his wiki. He is very close with his mother, Lourdes Perez and little sister, Jazlynn Perez. However, he does not talk much about his father and he often shares his sister and mother picture on a special occasion.
He is a popular American Broadcast Journalist and News correspondent and also appears on shows like Good Morning America as well as 20/20 and World News Tonight and also the Nightline and hosts the Fusion version of Nightline which is the news source for the younger generations today. He is known to be a hardworking media person.
He graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 2004 and earned his degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from Florida International University and fluent in both English and Spanish.
Gio Benitez Career & Salary
Gio started his career from the radio. Then he began working in ABC news since 2013. He has covered many major stories around the world since then including the Orlando nightclub massacre, American mother`s imprisonment in Mexico, Boston Marathon Bombing, Alabama child held hostage and many of the major snowstorms around the United States during 2013-14. He also covered the Presidential election of 2012 while working for WFOR before he came in ABC news.
In June 2009, he became the first reporter to ever shoot a TV story entirely with an iPhone. In January 2010, Gio traveled to Haiti to cover the story of the devastating earthquake. His return flight to Miami was turned into a rescue mission, as he traveled with injured Haitian victims to the island of Curaçao.
Gio Benitez has a net worth of $3.7 million per year. He makes an annual salary of $750,000.
Is Gio Benitez Gay & Married?
Gio Benitez is presently married to his longtime boyfriend Tommy DiDario who stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters). His husband is a lifestyle blogger and actor, and he was into acting since his childhood. He is known for movies such as Hey Girl! (2014), Man in Progress (2014) and Broad City (2014). Tommy was born in New Jersey. Tommy is also a freelance writer and covers topics such as travel, health, fitness, and grooming. He currently reaches more than 1 million people monthly across his social media platforms mainly on Twitter and Instagram.
Gio Benitez celebrates his husband Tommy DiDario's 33 birthday on 29 January 2019 (Photo: Gio Benitez's Instagram)
Gio and Tommy were introduced through Instagram in January 2015. They followed each other and picked interest on each other and agreed to meet up for a small date. Later after the meeting, Gio confessed about the connection he felt for him shortly after they started dating. Didario proposed Tommy in Eiffel tower in September 2015. The couple got engaged on September 17, 2015, and got married on April 16, 2016, in Miami, Florida according to the wiki. Their wedding was organized in Walton House in Miami which is, in fact, Benitez`s hometown.
Gio and his husband Tommy, both were 30 years of age when they got married and were euphoric as well as thankful for the love and support they got from relatives. The newly married couple and life partner performed a dance on the song ‘Can You Feel Love’ from Disney at their wedding. The couple has set a good example for many of married gay couples.
He is relishing his married life with his husband and to celebrate new year they went to Iceland and his dream to see Northern Lights came true. Even though it was cloudy and solar activity wasn't too strong but he and his husband got lucky just minute before New Year the Northern lights appeared. It was one of his most memorable days as he got chance to celebrate and be part of it with love of his life.