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Gio Benitez’s new TV gig just completely upended our weekend plans & that’s more than fine by us

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Good Morning America has elevated ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez to the morning show’s permanent weekend co-anchor and his first episode airs this Saturday.So if you’re planning to stay out late, you better set that alarm for 7am so you can rise to Benitez’s handsome face delivering the latest news on both Saturdays and Sundays.

He’ll join the program’s current co-anchors Whit Johnson and Janai Norman. Grateful. Excited. Blown away. Cannot wait to spend each weekend morning with two of my dearest friends and the INCREDIBLE team at @GMA Saturday & Sunday! @WhitJohnson @janai“One thing I love to do is I love to examine the human condition, and there are so many ways to do that and so many different stories.” Benitez said to Variety about his promotion. “What I’m excited about is I’ll be able to stretch into that territory.”In addition to his GMA duties, the 37-year-old will continue being the transportation correspondent for ABC News, where, since 2020, he’s been closely tracking the aviation, auto, and rail industry, and the recent uptick in private space travel. “I’m a space geek and I get to still keep on doing it,” Benitez added.A post shared by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez)This is sweet.

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