If one desires fame and wealth, journalism isn’t exactly the profession guaranteed to give its practitioners that. Regardless, every once in a while, some journalists manage to achieve these, with them usually those who are at the highest level of their profession, breaking important stories and or becoming the face of shows on news organizations such as CNN, Fox, or BBC. Gianna Toboni has been able to achieve fame through a combination of her work on popular news outlets like Al Jazeera and ABC News. She further cemented her popularity by appearing in an HBO show, Vice. Learn more about Gianna Toboni by reading below.
Who is Gianna Toboni?
America is known for producing several important personalities, many of whom have achieved global fame and influence through their work. In America, there is one state that has produced a lot of this category of people – California. It is a trait that Gianna Toboni shares, having been born in San Francisco on the 14th of July, 1988. Gianna was born as one of four children born to her parents, one of whom is Jacqueline Toboni who is an actress popular for her role in a television show, Grimm.
Gianna Toboni was raised in San Francisco, eventually leaving her home to attend college at New York University after she completed her high school education. She studied journalism at New York University, a fact which is believed to have been a result of the inspiration of her family. A career in journalism starts with an internship for college students and Gianna’s was no different. Her career as a journalist began as an intern in one of the media organizations before she graduated and earned a job at one of America’s biggest news organizations, ABC. She joined and worked as a field producer, a digital correspondence and a booker.
After a couple of years at ABC, Gianna’s passion for the profession drove her to leave the comfort of the company and head over to Haiti where she shot a documentary about sexual abuse of women and minors by UN Peacekeepers. It was an ambitious effort which was achieved through her fund-raising efforts and her own tenacity. More than just drawing attention to a humanitarian crisis, the documentary also helped boost her career. The documentary was acquired by Vice, a documentary television show on HBO.
The popularity of the documentary led Gianna Toboni to a job as a staff of the show, joining a team alongside notable television personality, Isobel Young. Since she became a part of the Vice team, she has covered several stories across multiple countries. Gianna’s investigative reporting has seen her travel to over 20 nations, covering important stories such as the Egyptian Tomb Raiders, interviewing ISIS fighters and heading to the frontline of the war in Iraq.
The authenticity of her work and the desire to take on hard-hitting stories has seen her work for other news organizations like Al Jazeera and has been awarded awards at both the national and international levels in recognition of her quality journalism. Gianna Toboni has been awarded the GLAAD Award, which she won in 2013 for Outstanding TV Journalism, an Emmy Award nomination, and a 2014 Webby Award for Best Documentary Series. Gianna has also featured in one of the most coveted conference platforms in the world, the TEDx Talk, getting an invite to talk at the conference in 2014.
Is She Married? Who is Her Husband?
When you are a journalism star like Gianna Toboni is, there is increased interest in your personal life by the public. Well, Gianna, whose profession is the pursuit of truth and transparency has not shied away from giving the public the same when it comes to her personal life.
She has been married to her long-term boyfriend, Kyle Buckley since 2017. Although very little is known about Kyle Buckley, whom she started dating in 2012, the couple has been living a happy life together since their relationship began. Through her social media pages, especially, Instagram, Gianna has shown the world glimpses of her relationship with her husband, uploading photos and videos of her family at will. The couple got married on the 2nd of September 2017.
Is She Gay or Lesbian?
Gianna Toboni is known to be a supporter of human rights, which include LGBTQ rights. Her outward look, which typically features short hair and tomboyish clothing has drawn rumors of her being gay. However, to the best of our knowledge, she isn’t. She maintains a romantic relationship with a man in the person of Kyle Buckley, confirming her heterosexual status.