- [quote]Somebody needs to get their hole pumped. You need daddy's rod?" Then he rubs it on my leg
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- Do you think he has big uncut Latino cock?
- Of course he does, r3.
I find him annoying though, too smug. I like Jorge Estevez better.
I wonder who this is with Gio
- Big arms
- It depends on where he was born, R3. There are many US-born, Cuban-Americans who were circumcised at birth.
- I Tweeted him and asked him if he is uncut.
The rest of you bitches should do the same.
- You should have asked him if he is a homosesual, bitch.
- Here he is on the left. Not sure who the guy on the right is:
- How old is he? He does look like he's even 30 yet.
- Giovani is 26.
- You can tell he's in love with himself
- Here's another photo:
- Video clip being interviewed on Journalism Day for students in Florida or something:
- Another video of him being interviewed:
- His boyfriend? Gio has a pretty mouth!
- He's not uncut. I'm not sure if he is bi or gay but he likes to mess around with guys
- R19, so you're saying you've seen his cock?
- I've seen his cock. About 7 long and kind of girthy. Not crazy girthy, but girthy nonetheless. He trims. I've heard that he tends to be animalistic while fucking. If you tell him to slow down or that it hurts, he will fuck even harder. Really nice ass.
- I see, R21.
But the only way you can know that is if you're one of the guys he's been with.
- We have talked and messed around
- r23, I want ALL the details. Now!
- I don't believe it. Too many of these posts about people claiming to have been with male celebrities always include the same things: big cock, animalistic in bed etc.
- Well if r23 could give some more information we could better decide if he is telling the truth or not. Gio looks like he has a big dick anyway.
- Well, R21, is he cut or uncut? Let's start there.
- Gay face, girlish walk, lisping talk, has the AIDS. I guess he might be gay
- Arms of steel
- love the arms.
- It seems like he likes to hang around other heavily muscled dudes.
- We must find out more about him!
- Is it me or does he sort of look like a buffer, Latin version of Wentworth Miller say five or six years ago?
- Yes, he does look like Wentworth Miller's Latino cousin with a hot body!
- Anyone here from Miami? What have you heard about him?
- Those arms...
- This whole post is BS. Even if he was gay, he's too hot and put together for 99% of the repliers here. Put yourself in his shoes, would you want to come out and have to deal with all the extra BS that it would entail? Imagine this thread times 1,000. Way better just to be private.
- WHAT, R41?!
- R41 must be a real BLAST parties.
- [quote]Put yourself in his shoes, would you want to come out and have to deal with all the extra BS that it would entail?
What "extra BS"? Even if he does come out, assuming that he is gay, he would do so in an industry that has a lot of out gays in it.
Yes, Giovanni is majorly attractive, and I would definitely let him fuck my hole into a fine dust. But there are a lot of guys that look like him here in Miami.
Maybe Im getting used to him, but he doesnt seem a smug as he was a couple of years ago.
- How do we know he isn't out to his friends & colleagues already?
Maybe he just hasn't mentioned it on air yet.
- Why do we think he is gay anyway? Besides the fact that Google outs him...
- Have you looked at the photos above?
- Yes, and?
- Well, what do they tell you, dear?
- I want to know what they are telling you.
- They are telling me, and others here, that he likes hanging out with men, particularly those who are young, good-looking & muscled.
- I guess he's a whore then.
- He and Sam The Weatherman would've made a nice couple. Now it's too late.
- He looks straighter than most men in Miami, that's what the pictures tell me.
- he is HOT. thanks for the thread; never knew about him beforehand.
- Gio is beautifully intact.
- You've got to be kidding me, R54.
How do you know, R56?
- Game, set, match.
- 58 proves it. And then they went back to the hotel room and filled A's a.
- Gay. Nice guy. Not closeted. BFF with Tara Gilani, a local media whore and good friend of mine. . Gio is single, hotter in person and loves the Anglo, all American type boys. As far as Miami / south Florida goes, he's sort of a dime a dozen as far as good looking Latin men go.
- He looks like an illegal alien! Do we know how he got here?
- R58 LMFAO how does Anderson seem to know every other gay on tv? He's got a safety net rebound fuck now for when he and Ben break up. A nice weekend in Miami will be on the menu.
- Good find, R58.
Had no idea he knew Anderson Cooper.
Have they had sex?
- My gosh he's hot!
- Gio is hot. Please whenever he's with a guy we need pics! More at the gym/beach too.
- DEAD @ R58 "game. set. match." hahahahaha seriously no one is more funny than the gays. We have to pat ourselves on the back for our level of wit, sarcasm and humor.
- None more evident than yours, r66. hahahahaha.
- R67 problem? Write a funny post and then someone will reference it.
- Not just a pretty face.
- Tell your story walking, r68.
- r58, Gio hasnt been in NYC five minutes and already he is at the top of the gay food chain! How does this guy do it? Well I think I know how but damn. Ben doesnt stand a chance now. Gio is Grade A Latino hunk, Anderson's kryptonite!
- R70 I don't know what your problem is but stop trying to ruin this thread with your that-time-of-the-month posts. There always has to be some cunty troll it seems. This is my last time responding to you.
- r71 there's a gay underground railroad that gets him known and around. Guess we now know WHO (I mean WHAT) AC will be doing on 60 Minutes.
- R71 and he's only 26. Gio is definitely gonna be a news star.
- How did Gio and Anderson meet?
- Thats what I want to know r75.
Is Gio Puerto Rican or Cuban?
- Gio is Cuban.
The 3rd guy in the pic with Anderson Cooper is actually Gio's bf.
- Did his bf come to NYC with him, r77?
- The third guy in that photo looks really familiar. I think he works in news in Miami also. Maybe somebody else in MIA can remember if he works at a station here, or if he works at CBS like Gio does.
- damn I love Gio's body!
- The only guy in that pic who is Gio's BF is AC, since about 2 weeks ago.
- How did Gio get such big muscles? Is he a gym queen?
- Interesting. I think I figured out Gio's recent connection to New York - turns out he is leaving CBS Miami and moving to ABC NY.
He starts on ABC News in early 2013.
- Too young for David Muir who likes daddies.
- Somebody tweet Gio and ask him why he needs such giant muscles to do the news!
- Those muscles are needed to allow him to take it up the butt without flinching.
- R82 how do you know that? Your WRONG
- Wrong about what, R87?
- I want him to be on the mainstream shows like GMA or something in the next couple years. Hell, have him replace that cunt Lauer on the Today Show.
- He starts on ABC News in January 2013.
- Sorry ment to type R81
- He definitely has the potential to do a national news program r90. I wonder if audiences will take his homosexuality as well as they did Anderson Cooper. I didnt think Gio was gay, (Ive been watching him in Miami since he wasnt quite as buff), he just didnt ping until I came here and saw that he keeps himself surrounded by gay men who are attractive.
- R93 Sometimes you need to look at a collection of information to figure out if someone is gay. You can't get it from 2 minute segments once a day.
- Now that he is moving to New York, he will have even more time to spend near Anderson.
- Let me explain things. Gio didn't just happen to come to NYC. AC arranged for his new job so he could be in NYC. And no, Ben is not happy about this.
- You're saying Anderson got Gio the job at ABC New York?
- [quote]You're saying Anderson got Gio the job at ABC New York?
Its common knowledge in NY media circles.
- So did Anderson do this just to help Gio's career, or did he do so for ulterior motives?
- R98 is lying.
- I'm not buying this crap about AC bringing Gio to NYC. I think someone's trying to stir up trouble. But it seems like AC's current assignment in the Middle East may be stirring up enough trouble between him and Ben. I doubt this type of gossip will help matters. Why do people hate Ben so much?
- Exactly, R101. One only needs to click troll-dar on R98 to realize that it's all coming from the same posters who are always making shit up about AC and Ben.
- Well, what we do know is that Gio is moving to New York, and that he has been photographed with Anderson.
Whether they are connected remains to be seen.
- Is the broadcast news in Miami or the news in NY available online? I'd like to watch Gio sometimes but I don't live in either city lol
- Anderson is constantly asked to pause for pics with random people who then put them up on Twitter or Instagram. The pic of AC with Gio and his bf is just one of many such photos. Here's another one taken yesterday, showing Anderson with some girl. Does it mean he's dating her too? Of course not.
- R105, Gio is not just some random member of the public walking by on the street - he's a reporter. A gay reporter. Anderson obviously knows him.
- R105 On another thread that photo of AC and Gio and some other guy (maybe Gio's BF) in a gym was shown to be from 2011 from Gio's FB page. It isn't even recent. I think it's the thread about AC's talk show being canceled but I can't be certain.
- I'm sure Gio and AC are acquainted thru the Gay Media Mafia Network (NLGJA - the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association - a real organization)
- Someone is going on about Aaron Brown's 9/11 coverage on one of the Anderson threads. Gio was only 15 on 9/11. Anderson has no shame about robbing the cradle!
- AC likes Latin meat, no big deal. He tried to settle for French meat, but his true desires will win out in the end. If it's Gio, fine. If someone else, so what.
- [quote]On another thread that photo of AC and Gio and some other guy (maybe Gio's BF) in a gym was shown to be from 2011 from Gio's FB page.
So if this photo was taken back in 2011 and is not as recent as some initially believed, R81's claim that AC and Gio have been dating for about 2 weeks isn't very credible. Especially since AC and Ben were seen being affectionate at the Madonna concert less than a week ago, as described in the blog post at the link.
- That means nothing R11.
- CBS4 Miami: Obama Supports Marriage Equality, Report by Gio Benitez
- R113 mmmmm Gio's pretty cute. But Andy loves Ben.
- Gio Benitez, Haiti Earthquake
- "mmmmm Gio's pretty cute. But Andy loves Ben."
But Andy loves Andy R114.
- He doesn't do much for me.
- R113 thanks for the link. Gio looks and sounds very professional which is good. The only thing and this isn't his fault, is that I see they've trained him to have that neutral reporter accent lol.
- [quote]The only thing and this isn't his fault, is that I see they've trained him to have that neutral reporter accent lol.
hehehe Gio sounds completely different!! He sounded like an around the way dude before.
Im glad I clicked on r113. That guy Michael Verdugo is the cop that got fired from his job for doing gay porn many years ago. Glad to see he is holding up so well and that he has a steady. I wonder how Gio found him for that story LOL
- Gio will be dragging David Muir out to the street by his hair before you know it.
- r104, CBS4 does live stream their evening news lol
r112 Anderson's Pablo also lives in Miami! I bet Gio has tried to kick his ass when they run into each other in the gay scene. Pablo is more my taste, looks wise, he's super cute. Andy sure knows how to pick them!
- R118, I can detect a very slight pinging in Gio in those videos, particularly now that I know he's gay
- Gio just Tweeted this photo and said he is hosting on CBS4 this morning for Thanksgiving.
- Christ, Gio, we don't need more fully clothed pics of you. I'm talking NIPS and FEETS.
- BREAKING: Gio is heading to Gaza... to join AC!
- Well then he's going to the wrong place. AC is no longer there.
- Get it, Gio. I want you to replace Lauer soon.
- he has a very thick uncut cock
- Link please, R128.
- lol R130 who is that and why do you expect us to believ it's Gio? i mean it looks hot but could he but that dumb to take a pic like that?
- When does he start working for the network (and how soon does he move to NYC?)
- Who is this Gio you speak of?
- Another pic posted by Gio (last night) with Dora Smagler (hairdresser/make up artist)...
- There are men all over NYC that are going to get so deep into that. I'm so jealous.
- R131, we have no reason to know whether that is really Gio, but it's not like news anchors haven't posted naked photos online before
- Gay face...
- The link IS Gio.
- and R138 you know it's Gio, how? Share.
- R138 you were wrong about Gio headed to Gaza to meet up with AC so why should we believe that photo is Gio?
- Whats the latest!
- Is Gio in LA with Anderson this weekend?
- [quote]Is Gio in LA with Anderson this weekend?
Gio is in Anderson this weekend
- Gio starts on ABC News next month - January 2013.
- [quote] Ben, enjoying another luxury vacation with Anderson in Lisbon
Anderson in Lisbon saying that he is working all the while hiding his trade while he's there because he wants no one to know he's on vacation with him. Poor Ben! It must be tiresome being the invisible bf or fake bodyguard after 3 so called years together. No wonder they are always arguing.
- [quote] Is Gio in LA with Anderson this weekend?
I think you just answered yourself.
[quote] Gio is in Anderson this weekend
- R145/R146 is known as the delusional Cesarfrau in the Anderson Cooper threads. She's obsessed with AC's old bf of many years ago, Cesar, and hates his current bf Ben. She keeps saying that Ben is the "invisible bf" even though he's been a lot more visible for the 4 (not 3) years that he's been with AC than Cesar ever was. When Anderson was supposedly dating Cesar, he sure was hiding him a lot more than Ben, who has been seen and photographed with him countless times. But try telling that to the Cesarfrau, and she'll get hysterical.
- He looks so good.
- My gosh, he is built, R148!
Haven't seen that one before. Have seen his huge biceps in photos before, but it also looks like he has massive leg muscles too. Wonder how big his ass muscles look when he is naked?
- His muscles look extra pumped up in that pic at r148. Im sure his ass is not disappointing.
- I don't think there's anyone N.E.1. on national network or cable news who can hold a candle to his looks. I'd ride him till sun up.
- Pretty lucky BF
- r11, you might want to look at the pic title...
- Is this the same guy Gio has his arm around in r152?
- So the guy he has his arm around is his BF R152? He's pretty cute too. Gio does have huge arms.
- They seem to hang out with a fag hag.
- R147 Known as the delusional Benderfrau who runs rampant throughout the AC threads. She feels the need to confront anybody that doesn't agree with her AC and Ben will be together forever bull shit theory.
You were looking good from afar.. now you're far from looking good
- Doesn't this article kind of undermine Ben. He's from Corsica
- Already fucking his new boss:
- Gay face?
- heard they call her Gloria Estefan around the gym.
- HUGE cock. Bigger than Ben's.
- Any of you bitches see spot him in NYC yet? Fan out!!
- David Muir's got him chained up in his basement.
Won't be seen for years....
- I think he's starting work at ABC this month, yes? He is moving to New York from Miami.
- Gio is a cock-hungry power bottom, so I don't think Anderson Cooper or David Muir would be very interested. If you think Gio'arms are huge, you should see his massive bubble ass. His dick isn't very big, but since he never actually uses it, that's not really an issue. With his gym body and adorable face, he gets all the tops, that's all that matters to him.
- Will he be the next big thing in news? Stay tuned.
- Miami hooker, are you saying Gio uses gay hookers? Why does a good-looking news anchor need to pay for sex?
Is he just one of those sluts who sometimes likes to pay for his own type of sex where he can order what he wants?
- Gio likes big cocks. His ass is a thing of beauty, and is never satisfied. It's hungry for cock like a famished pussy.
- Miami hooker, is Gio cut or uncut?
- Does anyone have a link to the photo of Gio and Anderson at R58? It seems to be gone.
- I'm not Miami Hooker but somebody posted this in the other Gio Benitez thread:
[quote]Rumor has it that Gio is trying to get to Anderson Cooper's bf Ben. Gio can't wait to get his tight bubble ass pounded by Ben's big cock.
It makes sense that an A-list power bottom like Gio would want to hook up with Ben. I never bought that he would be interested in another bottom like Anderson Cooper, David Muir or Sam Champion.
- [quote]It's hungry for cock like a famished pussy.
It makes sense that he hires in. Every dude he's gone to bed with probably expects him to top. Easier just to pay to get fucked right than to have soft bottom bitches try to do it.
- R171 if I recall correctly it was a facebook photo.
- And why was it removed, R174? I don't want to get too conspiratorial, but I find it interesting that it has disappeared since it was brought to light on this thread.
- R175 I'm not even sure whose FB page it was on, maybe Gio's? Maybe he took the photo down because he was moving to NYC and didn't want people speculating.
- [quote]I don't want to get too conspiratorial, but I find it interesting that it has disappeared since it was brought to light on this thread.
I think you are getting a bit overly paranoid r175. If I recall correctly, that pic showed AC, Gio and Gio's bf at a gym in Miami, and was from a couple of years ago. There was absolutely nothing intimate going on, it was taken in a public place, and there was a third person in the pic (Gio's bf). All in all it was pretty innocuous, so I doubt that anyone found it so incriminating that they would try to suppress it.
- [quote]that pic showed AC, Gio and Gio's bf at a gym in Miami, and was from a couple of years ago
So Anderson has known Gio for at least a couple of years, before Gio moved to New York for his new job? Perhaps the person who said Anderson got him the job is right.
And who was Gio's bf?
- Gio is gay? You wish.
- Gio's is now in New York with ABC News. Reported stories twice this week on GMA.
- Since Gio has yet to officially come out, it's impossible to know for sure, R180. But it seems that he is in fact gay.
- R180 is really clueless if he believes that Gio is straight. That boy is gayer than Christmas, and has been plowed by cocks more often than Anderson Cooper, Sam Champion, Don Lemon, Thomas Roberts, and David Muir combined! Funny how all those anchors are hungry bottoms, I wonder if that's a prerequisite for the job. If that's the case, Gio will fit right in, as the hungriest of them all.
- What I'd like to know is why this vapid toothy closet case is getting so much attention on DL?
- I thought Gio was cute when I first saw him, until I realized he wasn't openly gay, which really irked me. Call me back when he comes out. Until then, I'll be watching out and proud Rachel Maddow and Thomas Roberts.
- I wonder what Gio's reaction was when Jodie Foster came out at the Golden Globes. He tweeted about Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah, but what did he have to say about Jodie? It would be interesting to see what a known closeted public figure like him would have to say on the subject.
- R186 no comment on Twitter. Maybe he said something on air but I have yet to catch him on GMA.
- [quote]Gio is gay? You wish.
Someone has been pulling this a lot here lately. Are you the same person on the Figure Skating thread who's trying to claim that Jeffrey Buttle and Paul Poirier are straight?
- [quote]has been plowed by cocks more often than Anderson Cooper, Sam Champion, Don Lemon, Thomas Roberts, and David Muir combined!
May I ask how you know how many cocks he's taken? Do you live under Gio's bed?
- Gio tweeted about Argo winning at the Golden Globes, but he didn't say anything about Jodie. Not surprising, what would a closeted queen would have to say about a public figure coming out, something Gio has yet to muster the courage to do? He's pathetic.
- R190, why is Gio pathetic? He's younger than both Jodie and Anderson, both of whom didn't come out until just recently.
- So according to you R191, just because Gio is younger than Jodie, he should be given a pass for being in the closet? I disagree, I think it's the responsibility of every gay public figure to come out. Especially for someone of Gio's generation, it makes no sense to be in the closet. Otherwise, they're sending the message that they're ashamed of being gay. What is Gio afraid of anyway? His own co-worker at ABC is Sam Champion, who's openly gay.
- R192, Anderson is older than Gio and he only just came out last year.
What's the rush for Gio to do it a younger age?
- I'm not R192, but I agree that there's no excuse for Gio to be in the closet. Just like there's no excuse for Robin Roberts, Shep Smith, and David Muir. It would send such a positive message for an attractive young man like Gio to be out and proud, but his decision to remain closeted somehow implies that he's ashamed, or afraid. Either way, it's not good. Shame on him.
- He's just starting out on a new network and is starting a new phase of his career.
Give him time.
- R195, you're all over this thread apologizing for Gio and his closet of shame, why is that?
- R196, I'm not saying that Gio SHOULDN'T come out. I'm asking you why you're being so hard on him for not making an official announcement when there are many people older than him who have been in the closet a lot longer.
- Wow, there's a lot of self-loathers on this thread worshipping at the altar of Saint Benitez of the Holy Closet.
- [quote]Gio is gay? You wish.
r93 here. I thought the same thing when I first saw him. I know a lot of guys that look and act like him in Miami, but they certainly are not gay. Gio didnt really ping for me at all when he first came on the scene.
- [quote]worshipping at the altar of Saint Benitez of the Holy Closet
- I don't understand why Gio shouldn't be criticized for being in the closet when other young gay guys like Taylor Lautner (who's much younger than Gio) and Colton Haynes are constantly ridiculed on DL for doing the exact same thing. Why the double standard?
- Gio is not out??????? 0_0
DL will out him!!!
- Is anyone else having trouble with this website? I can only see threads that I've posted in. Even if I refresh, my threadlist consists only of threads that are in my thread watcher to the right of the screen.
- Yes, R203. I had the same problem earlier this evening.
Is it fixed now? Looks like it's working again.
- Gio did live reports on both the Saturday and Sunday World News with David Muir. David looked like he was planning on having Gio for dessert after the show was finished...
- Gio is on GMA right now.
- On GMA he usually does stories between 7:00 and 7:30. Last week they sent Gio to Central New York to stand at a highway intersection to tell us it was snowing.
- Not that I care about that closet case, but why is Gio so ashamed of being gay? For someone of his generation to refuse to be out, it really sends the wrong message to younger audience.
- Maybe Gio's not coming out is for the same reason Victor Garber didn't make a big announcement. He's thought most people knew since he's been with the same guy for 13 years.
- Victor's been with the same partner for 13 years, not Gio. He's not old enough.
- [quote]Gio did live reports on both the Saturday and Sunday World News with David Muir. David looked like he was planning on having Gio for dessert after the show was finished...
LOL! How long before they are caught together in the men's room at ABC??
- Did anyone see the segment today where Gio had trouble remaining composed when they interviewed a sexy Australian male model?
- Silly R211 - David has his own private office they can use...
- David's planning on getting same room for them at the Empire Hotel where he and Peter Jennings enjoyed afternoon delights.
- Such caddy lil girls here. Ya'll know
Gio's been taken for a few years now, right?
- Details, R215
- r215 you can't say things like that and not give details and/or verificatia.
- Such a pretty man.
- Silly R215 !
Gio Benitez will be to David Tyler Muir what David Taylor Muir was to Peter Jennings.
And the cycle continues...
- So the consensus on this thread is that Gio is a bottom?
- Yes, he is a bottom.
- ABC is racking up mileage on Gio last week. Upstate New York in the snow, Times Square midweek, Friday in Alabama covering child hostage case.
- Yawn. Call me when that cowardly toothy bottom comes out of the closet. Hopefully by then his reporting skills will have drastically improved.
- [quote]ABC is racking up mileage on Gio last week.
- Gio is a well-known size queen in Miami. His hole is an insatiable pit for massive cocks. All he cares about is getting his hungry Cuban ass pounded by extra-large dicks. His ass is a walking STD petridish.
- I don't care that Miss Benitez is a cock-hungry bottom, but I do mind that she's safely hiding in the closet. Despicable.
- R225, how do you know that? Why would Gio's personal life be discussed so openly with complete strangers?
R226, why does it bother you so much?
- Nice to see you here, Gio at R227.
Have you fucked David Muir yet?
- GMA should do a fitness feature with Gio in tank top and shorts.
- What I'd like to know is why someone on this thread seems determined to portray Gio as some kind of crazed sex whore who can barely control himself.
- I like Muir but I thought he seemed uncomfortable alongside Gio.
- Because r231 he's been with Anderson Cooper. That's why he's a sex crazed whore who can barely control himself. Anderson is the biggest whore NYC has ever seen. The number of men he's slept with is appalling. He brings men back to his CNN office for afternoon quickies. His hole is very loose and one day he's going to have to have surgery to tighten it up again.
- Gio just wished Vanessa Borge a Happy Birthday on Twitter:
- [quote]He brings men back to his CNN office for afternoon quickies.
And you know this how, you slut?
- Gio's still in Alabama covering hostage story.
- Yes, he just Tweeted that if it goes on much longer, the boy will end up spending his 6th birthday in captivity.
- I can't figure out if R233 is a parody post or not. Let's hope it's a joke.
What's not a joke is how eager some around here are to defend Gio's decision to remain in the closet. There are a lot of self-loathers on this thread.
- Anderson used to bring men back to his CNN office for quickies. He's stopped that though. He's had a few close calls and doesn't want to jeopardize his future with CNN.
- Somehow I can see Anderson doing that just for kicks.
- r237, it now being reported that the boy has been released. His captor is dead.
- r233 = Don Lemon!
- [quote]Anderson used to bring men back to his CNN office for quickies. He's stopped that though. He's had a few close calls and doesn't want to jeopardize his future with CNN.
And now that CNN's new President seems to be firing people left and right, he probably doesn't want to get on the guy's bad side.
- Poor Miss Gio, she's so boring that even threads about her on DL turn into Anderson Cooper discussions. Meanwhile, I don't predict a very bright future for La Benitez, she ain't all that smart.
- Gio's on air persona may be boring, but behind closed doors, his hungry hole, insatiable for big loads, more than make up for his bland personality. He's a real pig in bed who loves getting fucked raw. With an ass that just won't quit, he's quite the catch.
- Enough, R245. Unless you know him personally, you are just making things up.
- Why is R246 all over this thread defending a closet case like Gio? Why do you care if he's a barebacking whore?
- R247, I want to know why someone keeps posting that Gio is a barebacking whore and how they know that. Maybe it's being done for fun, but it's being made to sound like Gio is a walking STD factory.
- Dear r248, this is DL, people post shit like that all the time, no need to get your panties all wet over a few random comments. Why do you care so much about what a couple of anonymous posters say about this closet case? Unless of course you are Gio himself, in which case I will encourage you to grow a pair and officially come out instead of whining about what people say about you online.
- I had sex with Gio once, he's nice, has a good body, a rather small dick, and a hot ass. He wanted me to fuck him, which was fine by me. I saw him again a couple of times after that, he was always a sweet guy. I wish him well in New York.
- WABC Insider, have you heard anything from folks on the net side about Giovanni?
- Are you Latino also r250?
- I"m a new fan. LOVE HIM!!!!
- [quote]I had sex with Gio once, he's nice, has a good body, a rather small dick, and a hot ass.
Cut or uncut, R250?
- Rumor has it Gio is indeed being "mentored" by David Muir - they were both in Alabama this week covering that hostage crisis, and the fact that David went down there was not coincidental. That's the buzz we've heard, R251.
- cute :)
- With all the talk of the (many) hotties at ABC, it's funny how John Schriffen always gets skipped over. He's very hot and, I've heard, openly gay (and has a husband, I think).
I've always joked that the HR person there must be a gay man because ABC has more hot guys than it does airtime.
- [quote]Rumor has it Gio is indeed being "mentored" by David Muir
I wonder how much of this "mentoring" involved a mattress on the floor of an Alabama hotel room and a travel sized bottle of lube
- So David Tyler Muir is mentoring Gio just the same as Peter Jennings mentored David Tyler Muir when he joined the network?
- [quote]WABC Insider (exhausted after working the blizzard all night%2
What's with all the extra characters that get inserted with regular words?
- Is David Muir really gay?
- No, R261, he just plays gay on TV.
- The undercurrent of affection was very clear tonight between David at the anchor desk and Gio covering the blizzard live from Connecticut.
There was even a joke between them about "going inside" and "something warm".
- This morning Gio was in front of a traditional white New England church in Milford, Connecticut.
- And, R264?
- His teeth looked weirdly white....kind of scary. Reminded me of that Friends episode when Schwimmer had whitened his teeth.
- Has David Muir come out? if not, then we don't know that he is gay.
- Oh, give it up R261/R267.
David Muir being gay is the worst-kept secret in TV. It used to be Anderson Cooper being gay, but then he did come out - same with Muir.
- [quote]Has David Muir come out? if not, then we don't know that he is gay.
The same thing can be said about Gio, who has yet to come out. That's the problem with closet cases, their cowardice about who they really are makes it difficult to have a discussion with morons like r267.
- Isn't Gio basically out?
- [quote]Isn't Gio basically out?
What does that even mean, "basically out"? Did he make a statement saying he's gay? Nope. Did he ever acknowledge his sexual orientation? Nope. Same with David Muir. So both men aren't out, even though Muir has been rumored to be gay for years, as r268 pointed out.
- More please on John Schriffen. Loved him when he was a reporter in DC. I thought his reel from his college work pinged. Would be interested to hear about him being gay and having a husband.
- For R272 -
Schriffen and his partner at a social event...
- Thanks for the photo of John. Any place online where I could read more about him and his partner? Used to love his stories on exercise he would do in his workout clothes. There are searches online for John Schriffen girlfriend online but haven't seen much turn up about him being gay.
- R271, what I mean is that anyone can find photos of Gio going on dates with men all over the Internet. He poses for photos with his boyfriends and with Anderson Cooper etc. He isn't bearding with a woman or pretending to be straight. He just hasn't made an official television announcement to the nation at this point.
- R275, Anderson Cooper was doing the exact same thing that you just described, and people on DL were always on his case about being in the closet until he came out last summer, so why make an exception for Gio?
- r272, John began at Cablevision News 12 in the Bronx. Next in Washington, then CBS-2 New York for a few months, at ABC network since May 2012.
- R276, I don't know. I guess what I'm saying is that in the case of Anderson he had been on air for years and the general public had already figured out he was gay anyway so there was no reason for him not to come out. And he was much more high-profile than Gio who is just starting out. Anderson serves a more important public role function.
- Um...Is Schriffen dating his brother? Creepy
- R278, there's no reason why Gio shouldn't come out just because he's less famous than Anderson. With so many openly gay news figures (apart from Anderson Cooper, there's also Rachel Maddow, Thomas Robert, Don Lemon, even Gio's own co-worker Sam Champion), Gio has nothing to worry about in terms of potentially hurting his career, so what's his excuse? Is he ashamed of being who he is?
- Maybe he's not gay
- [quote]Maybe he's not gay
That's the problem with closet cases like Gio, or David Muir: it allows people like R281 to think of them as straight. Visibility for public figures who are gay is important, and Gio is setting a bad example by refusing to come out. It sends out the wrong message, especially to young gays who look up to a young, attractive reporter like Gio, who's basically telling them that being gay is something that should be hidden, as if it was shameful.
- Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words, and this one is for R281, who believes that Gio isn't gay:
- I think it is great for gays to have visibility and I wish we had more, but I respect people's choices to not be out to the public at large. I dont know what life is like being in front of a camera. Gio, David, and Robin like to keep that part of their lives limited to friends and family, and thats alright with me.
Gio is still in his twenties so we should not be chapping his ass, we should be congratulating the guy. Ive followed him since 2007 or 2008 and it is amazing how his career has taken off.
- Was that his boyfriend at the time, R283?
- [quote] Maybe he's not gay.
What are you - headless?
- Is he throwing his fascinator in the ring so he can be considered for the next Pope?
- Gio is out to those around him, that's clear. Whenever he wants to come out to the world is his decision.
- [quote]Gio is out to those around him, that's clear. Whenever he wants to come out to the world is his decision
That's exactly what people used to say about Anderson Cooper, yet he was constantly crucified on DL for being in the closet. Why should Gio be held to a different standard?
- .........because Gio is one step away from peasant stock, whereas Anderson comes from a storied American dynasty.
- So according to you r290, Gio should remain in the closet as long as he wants because he wasn't born in a famous family, even though he's actively pursuing a career as a public figure? That doesn't make a lot of sense, don't you think?
- Gio should do porn r291, anything above that is a stretch for him.
- [quote]Gio should do porn [R291], anything above that is a stretch for him.
No argument there.
- Gio is much younger than Anderson. Why shouldn't he be allowed to wait a while like Anderson did?
- Because Anderson was never "allowed to wait a while", R294. People on DL have been criticizing him for not coming out for years, so why should it be any different for Gio?
- I've already explained it to you, R295. Anderson Cooper did not officially come out until last year when he was 45!!! Why shouldn't Gio be able to wait until that age?
- Gio will be able to come out sooner because Anderson paved the way for him.
- R296, Anderson was constantly criticized on DL for years for not coming out, so why do you expect us all to make an exception for Gio? Just like Anderson, Gio will be called a cowardly closeted queen on DL until he officially comes out.
- Following Anderson's lead, David Muir needs to be the next newscaster to come out, and bring his new boytoy Gio with him.
- Now that David's taken over as co-anchor on 20/20 along with his weekend anchor duties, will he find a special place for his Gio as a regular correspondent on the Friday night newsmagazine?
- Gio Benitez has the AIDS.
- The fact that most of you 'mos agree it's OK to stay in the closet is proof of the point that homosexuality is wrong. AIDS is the hammer that hits the directive home.
- 1) The guy in the picture with AC and Gio is Kevin Ozebek, a reporter in Miami.
2) Gio's 7' cut
3) He's bad in bed, he's a bottom, and lays there while you fuck him
4) Not dating AC
5) Any questions?
- Are he and David Muir fucking?
- [quote]Are he and David Muir fucking?
David has taken Gio under his wing, and into his bed!
- 1) The guy in the picture with AC and Gio is Kevin Ozebek, a reporter in Miami. TRUE
2) Gio's 7' cut MORE LIKE 6 INCHES, BUT VERY THICK
3) He's bad in bed, he's a bottom, and lays there while you fuck him YES, HE'S A BOTTOM, BUT A VERY GOOD ONE. NICE AND TIGHT. SQUIRMS AROUND WHEN POUNDED.
4) Not dating AC WHAT DO YOU CALL "DATING"? THEY HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN TOGETHER.
5) Any questions? NOPE
- David and Gio fucked like bunnies while they were both in Alabama covering that week-long hostage crisis with the autistic kid.
- Anderson gave him to Andy Cohen...the two are dating.
- I hope R306's details about Gio are accurate.
- [quote]Anderson gave him to Andy Cohen...the two are dating.
Do David Tyler Muir know about this? Cause you're going to have two queens clawing each other's eyes out over this Latino babe.
- [r306] = Gio
Thanks for the info. How is David in bed? How much longer is David going to stay in the closet? How serious is your relationship with Andy Cohen? Who do you look up to in the broadcast journalism field? Who's your mentor?
- That is a picture of John Schriffen and Ivan Carter a sport reporter. Ivan is reportedly quite the ladies' man, so he is probably not also John's boyfriend. Any credible stories about John and guys?
- John's boyfriend is Ike.
- So Gio is cut?
- I cant remember if Cuban's cut their sons.
- R316, most Cubans born in Cuba are uncut, but some of the ones born in America are cut.
- David was anchoring from NYC Saturday night while Gio was reporting from the sinkhole in Florida.
I guess that means they didn't get to cuddle up together tonight. So sad.
- All you queens who criticize Gio for not declaring his orientation publicly; do you criticize straight guys who don't publicly declare their orientation?
- So does David call Gio his "little Florida sinkhole"?
- Gio is not a sinkhole, believe me. Tight as a drum. You have to push really hard just to get through his round bubble butt cheeks, and his hole is like a vise grip.
- lol r320!
- Gio has a tiny penis, which is surprising for a Cuban. Fortunately, he's a bottom, and he has a great ass, which makes up for coming short in the cock department.
- How is it that so many people on DL know the intimate details of every inch of Gio's body?
- Maybe because Gio has been sleeping around a lot, r325?
- But with the elder gays of DL, R326? How likely is that?
- Gio spotted in Chelsea. 8th Ave.
- Anderson wishes he could nab a guy as fine and good looking as Gio Benitez. He probably masterbates to his picture while he's on the toilet.
- Details, R328.
- Leave Gio alone. He is an incredibly amazing man, and frankly 99% of what is on this thread are lies. No I'm not Gio, but I know him well. I'd encourage all of you to focus on yourselves and leave the hatorade aside.
- Is he single r331?
Gio will marry David T. Muir in the latter part of 2017.
- Gio is young and more than fertile enough to carry David's babies. They'll name the first born boy Peter Josue Benitez Muir!
- R331, so what part of this thread is TRUE?
Is Gio a bottom? Is he uncut?
- Does Gio use his real voice on air?
Sometimes it sounds like his "broadcast voice" breaks for a split second duirng a report. That seems especially true when he does the live chat with the anchor.
- He wouldn't want any of you "following him since 2007-2008" to know heis gay (if that is his choice). Hell, the stuff I have seen some of you say on here I wouldn't want u all to know I'm gay either. It's his choice to announce to whoever he chooses, he doesn't have to be the spokes person for bags anonymous either. I can say that, I'm a "faget". I'm tired of hearing you old perv's whine and bitch about what he isn't doing for you. How this will make the younger generation not wanna come out. Guess what They will come out when They are ready. Just like gio.
- I disagree with you R338. Gio doesn't have to be the spokesperson for the gay movement but I think by refusing to come out, Gio sends the wrong message, especially to young people. Besides, do you think it's such a great thing to be the poster boy for being in the closet?
- It seems like he is out in his private life. Isn't that enough for now?
- r340, people are never satisfied. Even he does say he is gay, fickle gays will just give him the big "so what, we already knew". And then his love life will come under scrutiny, if he has one.
- Is he still gay?
- That cowardly queen needs to come out of the closet, stat. I'm sick of those bitches who hide the fact that they're gay like it's something to be ashamed of. Fuck Gio.
- I guess Gio is the next Anderson Cooper.
- How did he go from a third-tier university, to ABC in less than five years? Who was he fucking?
- He started at CBS practically when he came out of the womb.
- R346, Gio used his friendship with Anderson Cooper to get him places in the news world.
- any updates on him? How's he doing on ABC?
- r350 The Gio conversation seems to have moved over to this thread asking if Gio and David Tyler Muir are a media power couple.
- AC gets bored easily. Gio was dumped
- Gio is Sub'ing on World News Now tonight..Good Lord that guy has a lot of teeth. Like a lamprey. Not really that cute, sorry.
- r353 Yes, I noticed his teeth too. Seemed to be trying too hard to smile.
But we did learn that he doesn't drink coffee and that he'd go see The Butler movie rather than the Steve Jobs movie this weekend.
- I was watching and they were teasing the story of the WWE wrestler that came out. I wonder if a story like that is terrifying to a closet case (I know they were hard for me years ago when I was closeted) or if he wishes he could speak to relating to the story.
- Dan Kloeffler came out on WNN overnight, when he commented on Zach Quinto's coming out and said he would date Quinto.
Since then, Dan's been relegated to ABC News online - you never see him on TV any more.
Gio, having just arrived on the national news scene, is smart enough (or has been advised by David Muir) not to make the same mistake, and keep his personal life personal, I'll bet.
- If what R356 says is true, then that's really sad. I wonder if that's why Gio still refuses to come out when his colleague Sam Champion is openly gay and married to another man, without having suffered any backlash from the public.
- R357=Robin Roberts
- I would do Gio.
- I like his big teeth.
- He does have distractingly large chompers. He reminds me of the donkey in Shrek. Not a good look.
- Gio is becoming the go-to guy for covering gay stories. He's done several gay stories in the past month. And just in the past three days, he's done two gay stories.
On Friday, he did a story on the wrestler who came out as gay. Then on the Sunday newscast, Gio did a story about gay athletes in Russia protesting the anti-gay laws.
- R362 Goes to show you that ABC News has a very perceptive assignment editor.
- Gio doesnt look quite as muscly as he did when he was in Miami. Im actually liking the slighty smaller version of Gio.
- Gio just did another gay story. He reported on NJ governor Chris Christie signing the bill banning gay conversion therapy for teens.
- He is busy...doing a lots of stories but he has one of the worst voices I have ever heard in a broadcaster. Awful Tv voice.
- Did you see him interviewing the hottie doctor for the Tom Hanks diabetes story? Of course he has to seek out the hottest diabetes doctor in the nation.
- Link please, R367
- He is not good looking enough to write home about. What are you, his mother?
- He's not gorgeous but good looking enough...I'd just suggest he get his teeth straightened.
Anyway, LOVE his muscular arms and chest. Here's hoping he continues to get bigger!
- R369, you'd be down on your knees for Gio in a second if you had the chance.
- Oh please r371, some of us prefer less dark meat.
- Less dark?
- Gio needs to work on his broadcast voice. It doesn't come across as natural.
I'd be curious to know what his normal speaking voice sounds like.
Also needs to work on his ego -- its getting to David Tyler Muir proportions. On a Nightline report on the electronic dance music craze and the accompanying raves, his ego was fully on display. Several shots of him with groupies adoring him at the rave. Completely unnecessary for the report. In fact, it detracted from the reporting as we paused for Gio to show us people adored him, mugging for the camera with him, and then continued on with the report.
- Maybe he is trying to hide his gayvoice, R374.
- You people will complain about anything. Anything! His teeth are too big? Get the fuck outta here.
- haha R374 here is the segment you're speaking of. Notice him dancing and trying to be cool at 3:26 :
- Well, Gio, you can never try lying about your age in the future, as you foolishly posted this pic:
- Anyone know much about this other ABC news guy, Ryan Leckey? Has Gio found a sidepiece bottom boy?
- He makes a sexy deer:
- This is important. Is Gio and David still dating? It seems they broke up!
- I doubt it. There is a lot of flirting going on with those two off camera. Muir has transformed into a giggling schoolgirl!
- nice view
- Gio getting her hair did
- Has he come out yet? If not, he has now.
- Gio's gay.
- According to the photo r385 linked, Gio's hanging out at Eleven in Weho.
So, he's clearly out, but just not issuing press releases about it.
- he looks like someone who would fart really smelly
- I bet it's hot and wet up in there. Tight too.
- [quote]I bet it's hot and wet up in there. Tight too.
- I hope someone is giving that hole some hot luvin long hard and often.
- I hope Gio Benitez is getting his asshole pounded by David this Christmas morning.
- As Kathy Griffin has reported, R392, Barbara prefers Astroglide.
And since Gio did an in-studio report on WNT when David anchored on Wednesday, you can bet there was a some Christmas stocking stuffing going on too - but I think Gio is the top in that relationship.
- Gio just tweeted that David Tyler Muir was one of his "golden followers" on Twitter this year.
- Unless he says he's gay, he's not out to the general public.
If that is not a declaration you guys, I don't know what it is...
They make a very cute couple.I'm glad for them.
- I love how he randomly has a selfie of Gio.
- [quote]Gio just tweeted that David Tyler Muir was one of his "golden followers" on Twitter this year.
Before AutoCorrect got ahold of it, I'm pretty sure that tweet had something to do with golden SHOWERS.
- Get his teeth straightened R370!? Are you kidding?
- Just checking the things he's posting on social media lately, it's clear to me that Gio is gradually moving from the closet or at least to being a more public gay man.
- Gio's boyfriend?
- They look good together.
- Gio and David made it into Billy Masters gossip column this week.
No new info in there, just a rehash of what we've been saying on DL about them.
- Gio is straight!
- Gio is gay!!
- OMG I am so sick of ABC pushing Gio and Sam Champion's replacement, Ginger Zee.
- I wonder why Gio is still in the closet. His Instagram is about as gay as it gets, yet he still hasn't taken the plunge and taken the step to officially come out. Why?
- Those arms.
- His horrid voice, millions of chalk white teeth and his "gee whiz" enthusiasm during his reports just don't do it for me as far as news. He would be better doing an entertainment program. Or pron.
- R410 you're hating on white teeth? Are you one of those yellow-toothed el-der queens? yuck.
- I like Gio. But I have to agree, he currently lacks the gravitas to report really hard news. He does have a youthful, gee whiz approach to most of his reports.
And yes, his voice is contributing to that gee whiz nature. His broadcast voice doesn't sound natural. It sounds very young, teenagerish, but still phoney. Perhaps David Tyler Muir can give him tips on deepening it.
And while he looks good in the suits he wears on camera (all new suits purchased in the past year since joining ABC), he doesn't look comfortable wearing them.
As for his teeth, everyone in the public eye seems to have overwhite teeth these days, Gio's are extra white. Its especially distracting when he gives too big a smile on camera.
The bottom line is Gio will likely keep doing softer, fluffy pieces for a while until he grows into the role of a national news reporter.
- Gurl please. I'm sure Gio could give two fucks about what some hating queens have to say on DL. He's got his foot in the door bitches! David Muir's door, that is.
- What ethnicity is he?
- Well I'm just happy our David has someone to come home to...
What is the age difference between those two?
- It seems like Gio is slowly introducing us to his "friend" (wink) David T. Muir.
Holiday party fun with great friend and mentor @DavidMuirABC
- Tonight, Gio did a story about anti-gay comments made by Juan Palbo from the Bachelor TV show.
Gio was reporting from New York, but rather than have him live in the studio to finish his report as they usually do, they had Gio reporting from the ABC newsroom that's in the same building.
Not sure whether Gio was live or on tape when he did that report from the newsroom, but it was strange. Usually Gio and David are together in the studio.
- Mr. Benitez, there's a Rep. Schock on line 3 -- he'd like you to do an "in depth" interview with him.
- Frankly, I think Gio is comfortable with his sexuallity. He's gay. He's not closeted. He goes out, and he is seen out, with gay friends. There are lots of photos of him and his gay friends. In fact, there are far more photos of him with men than women. The only thing that he hasn't done is say the words, "I'm gay", in front of cameras and microphones. It's only a matter of time. Oh, and has anyone asked him whether he's gay or not in front of cameras and microphones?
- That photo of Gio and David at R417 -
David looks like he's either drunk or just woke up. Has Gio been keeping him up too late?
David just turned 40, R416. How much younger is Gio?
- Gio fills out a sweater better than Lana Turner!
- His TV voice is changing. Getting a little bit better.
- Diane Sawyer accidentally referred to him as Matt Gutman tonight (and no, she didn't correct herself).
- Gio does indeed have huge tits, R422.
- I saw that too r424 On tonight's broadcast she continually slurred her words. Elizabeth Vargas may need to organize an intervention.
- He is rumored to be gay and somehow connected to David Muir with ABC. The two have been spotted getting cozy in the West Village more than once.
The dude is super hot - no question about it and he is on a lot of people's gaydar.
Finding ANYthing on Muir or Benitez online is almost impossible (at least gay related stuff)
- There is an article out there about his buddy David Muir possibly being gay but just cannot find it. If someone does, please post.
- From Queerty, dated December 12, 2011:
[quote] I used to work at ABC, but they let go of nearly 60 percent of the company. I was one of many let go during the news slaughter, so I could care less about protecting their anonymity. Here are the insider facts : Bill Weir is straight married with kids and nice guy. Diane Sawyer is married (beard) but in a secret lesbian relationship but a great person to work with. Elizabeth Vargas married and a nightmare to work with. Jake Tapper straight and a sweet man. Chris Cuomo straight married and also a sweet guy. George Stephanopolus is closeted gay but got married for his family and to keep gay rumors at bay. Nice guy though. David Muir is 100 percent gay obsessed with his namebrand clothes and worked his way up from desk assistant. He also is too concerned about his crooked face on camera and wears a ton of makeup. Not a fan. Sam Champion. Hello. Gay. Robin Roberts gay and a total sweetheart. Miguel Marquez is out and gay and a sweet guy. Dan Harris is questionable although he says everyone thInks he is gay.
- Miguel Marquez seems to have disappeared from the network, though in my opinion he was way hotter than either Muir or Benitez.
- I think Miguel Marquez is on CNN now.
anyway, I wonder who got Gio this nice Valentne's Day treat:
- Poor Gio was on the beach lately and got stung by a jellyfish. He's OK though:
- Why is Gio wearing a shirt on the beach? Show us those tits, baby!
And who peed on his jellyfish sting? Was it David?
- He got a taste of what Diana Nyad went through 4 times from Cuba to Florida.
- R433 I think David told him there was a rattlesnake bite on his dick.
- Gio disco dances on TV, and a big dog gets too friendly with his crotch on TV.
His crack about "I'm from Miami" almost outs him on TV too...
- So I've never seen him on TV but judging from the video, is he even in the closet? His mannerisms, the way he talks, the dancing with the boa...GUUURRLLLL
- Sometimes a gay guy can be obviously gay to other gays, but not detected by straights.
- Gio camps it up....
- Oh god! We have never seen Gio this loose...
Yup! He's letting David top him.
- He's gorgeous!
- Cannot stand the way he talks. Like Mushmouth.
- He lost me on the GMA clip. Fake personality, build too bulky.
- Gio is super cute. He sounded different when he used to work in Miami. Dudes really queen out when they move to NYC.
- [quote] Dudes really queen out when they move to NYC.
And start fucking David Muir.
- I hope a stripping Gio is the entertainment at this year's NLGJA gala...
- so do we think Gio fucked them both? bottoms up side by side? We know he likes the white:
- So fab!
- Thanks for the photo link, r448.
I wonder how Gio would look in drag. Maybe next time I lip gloss him, I'll just keep going . . .
- Here's the full film clip of Gio getting made up by the girls for his big night out in drag
- wow Gio has MAJOR case of gay voice in that video.
ugh @ Sara Haines being a correspondent on GMA now. She is nice but so fucking boring and I really hated her role on the 4th hour of the Today Show with Hoda and Kathy. She didn't add anything of interest at all.
- I like Gio but he really needs to work on his on-air voice and delivery...it seems a bit weird:
- Word is that he and David Muir are super, super close.
- BIG announcement about Gio coming 2nd week of April.
- Let me guess, R454: he's taking Joshie's place on GMA?
- David is really pulling the strings for his new boytoy.
The word on the building is that David has soften up a bit.
- r452, Gio sounds way more nasally than he did when he was in Miami, maybe he's not used to the cold weather yet? He sounded like regular Cuban trade/college boy when he worked here for CBS 4.
David Muir is the best news voice/gay voice removal expert in the biz, so this must be a phase of his work on Gio's vocal chords. Or maybe David is using his penis to work on Gio's vocal chords right now.
- I think his voice is an attempt to sound "newsy" and not so feminine. It's a put on voice and it makes him sound like a fraud. I don't care for him because he seems like one of those guys that most everyone knows is gay but still puts on a straight act for those that don't. If he comes out he would be so much more genuine and his reporting would really improve. Question is, does ABC want another out gay reporter/anchor?
- Is this Gio's ex?
- [quote]I don't care for him because he seems like one of those guys that most everyone knows is gay but still puts on a straight act for those that don't
r458, honestly, most gay Latino and Caribbean guys like Gio here in Miami are this way, it's not really an "act" per-say. You really don't know if they are gay or not because most of them are pretty masculine. The only reason I knew Gio was gay was from his IG pics and other gossip.
- I don't watch network news so I've never seen or heard of him outside of DL. I'm curious as to how he pronounces his name: JEE-oh or JOE? (The former seems to be more commonly used, although the latter would be correct in Italian.)
- It's pronounced GEE-O, and he has the best man-tits in the news business...
- Apparently, he pronounces it JEE-oh because that's what they always say when they call his name on ABC.
- You can say his nickname correctly by thinking of his real name - Giovanni.
- r462 he was super jacked back when he took that pic! I actually like him smaller too.
- The more media training media gets, the less comfortable he seems on camera.
All the on-camera, in-studio small talk on GMA comes off as extremely forced and unnatural.
It's only when he's on camera in studio talking to David Tyler Muir does he seem relaxed.
Similarly, Gio's voice sounded much more natural a year ago. Now, it comes off as so affected and unnatural, it's actually distracting from the story he's reporting.
- R464 Not much help, since Giovanni is properly pronounced joe-VON-knee (in Italian), not GEE-OH-von-knee.
- Hmmm, either Gio is coming out in 2nd week of April or he is going to take over Amy Robach's GMA role when she steps up.
- They offer him $5 million to read off a teleprompter but he thinks he should get twice that? Goodbye and good riddance.
- Gio will definitely be a part of the new GMA - they need some man eye candy (that's why Josh was brought on a few years back - to steal women's focus from Matt Lauer at Today) and someone young and hot like Gio is just what the doctor ordered.
Perhaps he can help his frau audience learn how to buy a bra that fits them.
- Gio posted on FB that starting tomorrow, he's helping launch the new GMA Undercover Investigations unit.
I'd love to go under the covers with him...
- Gio danced with Pharrell to "Happy" on Good Morning America today.
- Here's the video of Gio and the GMA folks dancing with Pharrell in Times Square. Even George got up on the stage!
- As tired of that song as I am, that was very enjoyable. Pharrell was having a hard time keeping up with his playback. I liked watching George dance. Gio is really a big girl!
- Gio still comes across as really stiff on camera. The small talk is uncomfortably awkward at times.
But the good thing about Gio being on Good Morning America is that he looks much less stiff when compared to George S, who despite years on anchoring the show, still looks to pain doing the small talk.
I don't think we'll ever see Gio and George sharing the on-screen camaraderie and ease that Sam and Josh did.
- I can't see George sharing camaraderie with anybody. He's so damned stuffy (cute but stuffy).
- Awwww.... even that marsupial wants to suck Gio's tits.
- Can't stand the hyperactive GMA with everyone in constant party mode. Caught the tail end today with that awful music--who the hell IS that? I will say that Gio seems more low key than the rest, and he seems somewhat shy and likable. If they add him to the permanent cast, let's see if he joins the idiotic antics. I never knew George was so short; is he a midget? Isn't he from Cleveland? His wife used to be hot and is funny.
- Gio too cool for the room.
- Pharrell was better on SNL with the dancing kids than he was in the morning with GMA.
Gio needs to get a better fitting suit. Must be hard for him to buy off the rack and find jackets that cover his titties.
- Someone on here watches SNL?
Watching old reruns on ME TV would be more entertaining...unless you are 12.
and those kids have no talent.
- GMA is so "Up With People" lately. Very nauseating.
- Looking at the pic at R479, I find it funny how we only talk about Gio and DTM and completely ignore the nerdy-cute (and openly-gay) Jeff Zeleny.
- [quote]I will say that Gio seems more low key than the rest, and he seems somewhat shy and likable.
r478 that's what makes him very attractive
- Because it's all about me R483 ! My tits are a national treasure.
- Has anyone here noticed that almost every single linked news item on Gio Benitez that has been posted here has mysteriously been "scrubbed" from the publisher's website? Go back and click on the links guys and you will see what I am talking about.
Almost all of the pictures and other news items are literally GONE! And they appear to be gone because they were removed at the source.
It is possible he or ABC news is trying to do a scrub on anything "out there" about him?
- It's out there - how soon before Gio comes out?
- No shirtless pics? Really?
- Gio is no stranger to the dance floor. That clip from GMA was wonderful.
- He could take somebody's eye out with those titties.