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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Odysseus moon lander may have tipped over, NASA partner says
By Gio Benitez and Ivan Pereira
February 23, 2024 Story from Technology Gio Benitez, Ivan Pereira , ABC News
Boeing finds 'non-conformance' in some undelivered 737 fuselages, company says
By Gio Benitez and Kevin Shalvey
February 5, 2024 Story from US Gio Benitez, Kevin Shalvey , ABC News
Former Titanic submersible passenger says his sub lost contact with host ship on all 4 trips
By Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Emily Shapiro
June 21, 2023 Story from US Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Emily Shapiro , ABC News
Artemis II astronauts, including 1st woman and 1st person of color to be on moon mission, share excitement about upcoming trip
By Gio Benitez, Mary Kekatos and Kiara Alfonseca
April 3, 2023 Story from Technology Gio Benitez, Mary Kekatos, Kiara Alfonseca , ABC News
Following 'uptick' in airplane close calls, FAA holds safety summit
By Amanda Maile, Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
March 15, 2023 Story from Politics Amanda Maile, Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , ABC News
Family flying American Airlines claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight to another country
By Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Kelly McCarthy
July 13, 2022 Story from GMA Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney, Kelly McCarthy , ABC News
Airlines kick off summer travel season with busy Memorial Day weekend
By Amanda Maile and Gio Benitez
May 29, 2022 Story from Politics Amanda Maile, Gio Benitez , 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 11, 2022 Story from GMA Gio Benitez , ABC News
Airlines are changing thousands of flight schedules: What you need to know
By Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
February 28, 2023 Story from GMA Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , ABC News
International Space Station caught in crosshairs of geopolitical tensions
By Tommy Brooksbank, Jon Schlosberg, Haley Yamada, Gio Benitez and Gina Sunseri
March 9, 2022 Story from International Tommy Brooksbank, Jon Schlosberg, Haley Yamada, Gio Benitez, Gina Sunseri , ABC News
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