Gio Benitez

Gio Benitez

Gio Benitez
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Gio Benitez is the Transportation Correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C. He covers aviation, railroads, the auto industry, and space for all ABC... Read More »
Gio Benitez is the Transportation Correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C. He covers aviation, railroads, the auto industry, and space for all ABC News programs and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “ABC News Radio,” and ABC’s streaming network, “ABC News Live.” Benitez is an award-winning reporter 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. He regularly breaks exclusive investigative stories as part of Good Morning America's series, "GMA Investigates." Some of these investigations have led to important safety recalls. He’s reported extensively on plane and helicopter crashes across the country, train derailments, and the dangerous effects of hot cars on children. He’s also reported on the big changes and uncertainties transportation industries face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. In January 2010, Benitez traveled to Haiti to cover relief efforts following the devastating earthquake. His return flight to Miami was turned into a rescue mission, as he traveled with injured Haitian evacuees to the island of Curaçao. In June 2009, he was the first reporter to ever shoot a TV story entirely with an iPhone. Benitez is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards, two regional Emmy Awards and is an eight-time nominee. In Miami, he 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, Benitez was an investigative producer at WFOR-TV 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. Benitez 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. « Read Less
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US airlines ban more passengers in wake of Capitol riot
By Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Amanda Maile
January 12, 2021 Story from Politics Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Amanda Maile , ABC News
Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning
By Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Mina Kaji
November 24, 2020 Story from Politics Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Mina Kaji , ABC News
Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask
By Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
August 20, 2020 Story from Politics Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , ABC News
Judge sides with Florida in cruise lawsuit, says CDC overstepped authority
By Gio Benitez, Mina Kaji and Amanda Maile
June 18, 2021 Story from Business Gio Benitez, Mina Kaji, Amanda Maile , ABC News
Boeing's 737 Max completes 1st public flight since grounding
By Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Mina Kaji
December 3, 2020 Story from Politics Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Mina Kaji , ABC News
ABC News’ Gio Benitez writes letter to his younger self for National Coming Out Day: 'It will all be OK'
By Gio Benitez
October 10, 2020 Story from GMA Gio Benitez , ABC News
Mother, 2-year-old kicked off American flight after toddler refuses to wear mask
By Mina Kaji and Gio Benitez
September 21, 2020 Story from ABC NEWS Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez , ABC News
What are your rights if your flight is canceled or changed?
By Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Mina Kaji
June 22, 2021 Story from GMA Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Mina Kaji , ABC News
2 passengers test positive for COVID-19 on 1st North American cruise since 2020
By Mina Kaji and Gio Benitez
June 11, 2021 Story from US Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez , ABC News
Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows
By Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
October 15, 2020 Story from Politics Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , ABC News
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