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
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
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
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
SpaceX successfully launches 1st all-civilian flight into Earth's orbit
By Mina Kaji and Gio Benitez
September 16, 2021 Story from Technology Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez , 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
Airlines testing touchless technologies to ease COVID-19 concerns
By Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez and Sam Sweeney
March 17, 2021 Story from GMA Mina Kaji, Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney , ABC News
With unruly passenger incidents on the rise, flight attendants turn to self-defense training
By Gio Benitez, Amanda Maile, Mina Kaji and Nathan Luna
August 18, 2021 Story from Politics Gio Benitez, Amanda Maile, Mina Kaji, Nathan Luna , ABC News
Chinese rocket updates: Debris splashes down in Indian Ocean
By Meredith Deliso and Gio Benitez
May 9, 2021 Story from International Meredith Deliso, Gio Benitez , ABC News
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