Gio Benitez

Gio Benitez

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Gio Benitez is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. He reports for all ABC News programs and platforms including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane... Read More »

Gio Benitez is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. He reports for all ABC News programs and platforms including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," and "20/20."

Gio is an award-winning reporter and has covered a wide range of stories for the network, including the Boston Marathon bombing, the Alabama child held hostage underground in an eight-day standoff, the American mother stuck in a Mexican jail, and nearly every major snow storm that swept the nation during the winter of 2013.

Before joining ABC News in 2013, Gio was a reporter for WFOR, the CBS owned-and-operated TV station in Miami, where he covered the 2012 Presidential election and reported extensively on the Trayvon Martin case.

In January 2010, Gio traveled to Haiti to cover relief efforts following the devastating earthquake. His return flight to Miami was turned into a rescue mission and Gio traveled with injured Haitian evacuees to the island of Cura??ao. In June 2009, Gio was the first reporter to ever shoot a TV story entirely with an iPhone.

Gio is the recipient of two regional Emmy Awards and is an eight-time nominee. Most notably, Gio was nominated for his investigative series on alleged police brutality which resulted in two Miami officers being forced to turn in their guns and badges.

Before becoming a reporter, Gio was an investigative producer at WFOR and worked on stories involving Medicare fraud, public safety, and government corruption. He started at the station as an Emma L. Bowen Foundation work-study scholar.

Gio was born and raised in Miami and fluent in both English and Spanish. He is a graduate of Florida International University's School of International and Public Affairs with a degree in sociology and anthropology.

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After Lemonade Stand Robbery, Community and Famous Author Rally to Help Boy
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Oct 01, 2014 10:34 AM Story from Lifestyle GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
'Dumb Idea': Teen Burned in Fire Challenge Warns Others
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Aug 04, 2014 07:42 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Accused Teen Murderer's Jealousy Emerges in Court
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Aug 07, 2014 10:10 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Missing Amish Girls Found Alive in New York, Amber Alert Canceled
GIO BENITEZ and ALYSSA NEWCOMB
Aug 14, 2014 04:37 PM Story from US GIO BENITEZ and ALYSSA NEWCOMB, ABC News
Arrests Made in Kidnapping of New York Amish Girls
GIO BENITEZ and COLLEEN CURRY
Aug 15, 2014 09:00 PM Story from US GIO BENITEZ and COLLEEN CURRY, ABC News
Amish Girls Kidnapping Motive Was 'to Victimize Girls,' Police Say
GIO BENITEZ and BEN CANDEA
Aug 16, 2014 08:31 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ and BEN CANDEA, ABC News
'Government Conspiracy' Triggered Highway Gunman's Rampage
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Jan 28, 2014 07:42 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Super Bowl Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor
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Jan 31, 2014 03:28 AM Story from Sports GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Bus Driver Caught on Camera Calling Student a 'Crybaby'
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Apr 03, 2014 02:57 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
'Burger King Baby' Trying to Find Birth Mom Who Abandoned Her
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Mar 07, 2014 07:42 AM Blog Entry from Travel Gio Benitez, ABC News
Your Smartphone Photos Could Make You Instant Money
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Mar 05, 2014 06:23 PM Blog Entry from Technology Gio Benitez, ABC News
BASE Jumpers Seriously Injured After Falling From Idaho Bridge
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Mar 26, 2014 04:03 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
School District Pays $70K to Settle Lawsuit Over Girl's Facebook Posts
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Mar 28, 2014 03:25 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
'I Did My Best,' Says Student Who Flubbed 'Wheel of Fortune'
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Apr 14, 2014 07:31 AM Blog Entry from Entertainment Gio Benitez, ABC News
In-Flight Act of Kindness to Autistic Child Goes Viral
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Jan 15, 2014 07:38 PM Blog Entry from News Gio Benitez, ABC News
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