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 Curaçao. 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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'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
Don't Ditch Your Broken Smartphone, Fix It: 'Real Money' Tells You How
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Jul 07, 2014 05:56 PM Blog Entry from Technology Gio Benitez, ABC News
Stranded Whale Watchers Cheerfully Spout Off After Night at Sea
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Jul 29, 2014 07:07 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Tracy Morgan Pal Recalls 'Crunching Metal' in Deadly Crash
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Jun 11, 2014 07:28 AM Story from Entertainment GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Girl's Frantic Facebook Post Saves Father's Life
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Jun 16, 2014 07:58 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Tony Winner Brings the Magic of Broadway to Students
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Jun 19, 2014 05:38 PM Blog Entry from Entertainment Gio Benitez, ABC News
Why Victims' Families Are Furious About 9/11 Memorial Museum
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May 19, 2014 08:26 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ, ABC News
Faulty Metal Clip Eyed in Circus Accident
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May 06, 2014 08:50 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
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
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
Dad Bought Fireworks, Gas Before Fire at Tennis Star's Home
GIO BENITEZ and BEN KROLOWITZ
May 09, 2014 07:52 AM Story from US GIO BENITEZ and BEN KROLOWITZ, 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
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
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