For all the flaws about America and there are quite a few, it has also been, for the most part, one of the few places in the world where a person can be true to themselves and still live a full life pursuing and living their dreams. It is one of the few places where a gay man like Gio Benitez can become a notable journalist appearing as a correspondent on one of the nation’s leading television networks.
Benitez has been a part of one of the most important industries in human society since 2009. In that time, he has worked on a number of television shows including the extremely popular Good Morning America and Nightline. The excellence of his work has further earned him numerous awards.
Gio Benitez’s Early Life
A good example of a bold homosexual who is not ashamed of bringing his same-sex relationship to the public arena is Gio Benitez. Named Giovani Benitez after his birth, the veteran journalist’s very magical life began on the 29th of October, 1985 in Miami, Florida. He was raised by his Cuban parents in the sunshine state where he spent at least two decades of his life. The reporter’s ethnicity is North American.
Talking about his academic qualifications and institutions attended, Benitez passed through Miami Coral Park High School where he graduated from in 2004. His quest for further educational qualifications led the aspiring reporter to Florida International University to study Anthropology and Sociology. Gio Benitez finished from the institution in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is bilingual with fluency in both English and his native Spanish
Career Exploits of the Veteran Journalist
Benitez may not have studied journalism or a variation of the subject to explain his career thus far, but the Miami-native began his journalism career in 2009 and worked as a reporter for a few media houses before joining ABC News where he became popular in 2013.
Before ABC News, the famed journalist worked for television houses like the CBS affiliate station, WFOR in Miami. A reporter is judged based on the quality of stories they report on plus the way they report it and anybody who is acquainted with Benitez’s reports will attest to the fact that he is a connoisseur in his own right. Gio Benitez, while he was working for WFOR, got a chance to report on major stories like the infamous case of Trayvon Martin and the 2012 Presidential Election. Other stories he has reported on are the Medicare fraud and the Haiti disaster in 2010.
Also, his pre-ABC News days were marked by a few individual achievements including becoming the first journalist to report a story entirely with an iPhone. It is believed that he had gotten his start in journalism through the Emma L. Bowen Foundation.
The exceptional manner by which he reported major topics eventually got him a position on a national television network. Since he joined ABC News, Benitez has seen a steady rise in his popularity and exposure as he has worked and reported for several of the network’s major news shows from Good Morning America to World News Tonight with David Muir, and Nightline.
Over time, the excellence that Gio Benitez has exhibited in the course of doing his work has earned him several accolades, including five nominations for the prestigious Emmy Awards, an award he has won at least twice.
His Same-sex Marriage With Tommy DiDario
When the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in the country in June 2015, it gave a chance for Gio Benitez to experience the fullness of love and companionship with his husband, Tommy DiDario. The duo got married on the 16th of April, 2016, more than a year after their engagement on September 17, 2015.
The duo is said to have met in January 2015, on the social media platform, Instagram where they struck off a friendship that developed into a relationship. The same-sex partners’ dalliance lasted for eight months before they decided to commit to spending the rest of their lives together as a legally wedded couple.
They say when one is having fun, time tends to fly, but when love is involved, the movement of time will be comparable to the speed of light. These were the exact words of Gio Benitez’s partner Tommy DiDario who has been more vocal about their relationship. According to Tommy, it was quite a surreal experience knowing that he finally gave his life to the man of his dreams with whom he is set to live the rest of his life. In fact, he confessed that they still use their wedding picture as backdrops on their phones.
The couple really looks like they are living in the lap of marital bliss and have already celebrated their third year as legally married couples. They really want to be an example for closeted gay partners who are ashamed to own up to their sexuality.
Let’s Meet Tommy DiDario
Tommy DiDario’s family background is not in the shade at all, his father is Thomas G. DiDario who earns a living running his own business—Landscape Maintenance Services located in Hillsborough, N.J. Tommy’s mum has been identified as Karen A. DiDario—a publisher of internet and technology books, magazines, and newsletters. She also works as a deputy editor at Information Today. Tommy has a sister named Megs A. DiDario who officiated at his wedding to Gio and he is an N.Y.U. graduate. The DiDario family is Italian-American residing in New Jersey.
Tommy owns and runs his own company that undertakes social-media strategies for various brands in New York. He is equally a lifestyle writer and has written across various topics like health and fitness, fashion, travel, and grooming. Gio Benitez’s spouse is also a known model working with Bella Agency located in New York and has appeared as an actor in films like Broadway City in 2014.
Gio Benitez’s Parents and Family Relationships
Since Gio Benitez spends a lot of time in front of the camera before millions of Americans every day, it follows that there will be heightened interest in his family background. Fans want to know the identity of his parents and siblings if any, no need to speculate further as we have his full family details. We know that his mum and dad are called Javier Benitez and Lourdes Perez who are Miami residents. It is not known whether Benitez has siblings or is an only child.
Lourdes is a customer-service manager working for Courey International, a Miami based manufacturing company that produces bath, kitchen, and flooring products. Javier is a retired captain of the Florida Department of Corrections in Miami.
We also know that Gio Benitez’s parents are of Cuban origin which explains why he is a fluent Spanish speaker, suggesting he was raised in a Spanish speaking community.