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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Airlines turn to facial recognition technology ahead of holiday rush
By Gio Benitez, Mina Kaji and Nathan Luna
October 27, 2021 Story from GMA Gio Benitez, Mina Kaji, Nathan Luna , ABC News
Family flying American Airlines claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight to another country
By Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
July 13, 2022 Story from GMA Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , 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
China Eastern Airlines flight crashes with 132 on board
By Karson Yiu and Gio Benitez
March 21, 2022 Story from International Karson Yiu, Gio Benitez , ABC News
Verizon, AT&T delay 5G rollout around some airports after stark warnings from US airlines
By Sam Sweeney, Gio Benitez and Amanda Maile
January 18, 2022 Story from Politics Sam Sweeney, Gio Benitez, Amanda Maile , ABC News
Chinese plane crash that killed 132 caused by intentional act: US officials
By Gio Benitez, Josh Margolin and Amanda Maile
May 18, 2022 Story from International Gio Benitez, Josh Margolin, Amanda Maile , 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
Probe widens into mysterious plane crash in southern China
By Gio Benitez, Josh Margolin and Ivan Pereira
March 23, 2022 Story from International Gio Benitez, Josh Margolin, Ivan Pereira , ABC News
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
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