Matt Gutman recently found himself in trouble when he reported the death of one of the youngest yet legendary basketball players, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter.
Who is this ABC reporter/correspondent, anyway? And Is Matt Gutman married? Find out more about him, a tragedy in his past, children, and everything else.
Gail Golden Quick Facts
Birthday: December 5, 1977
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States of America
Age: 44 Years Old
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Parents: Paul J. Gutman (Father), Sharon Gutman (Mother)
Siblings: Rachel Gutman (Sister)
Relationship Status: Married
Boyfriend: Daphna Gutman (Director/ Teacher for Music Together)
Net Worth: $1 million
Is Matt Gutman Gay?
An actor once said that a man isn’t really famous if he is not rumored as a gay man. Well, that man was ever more charming, Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
And it holds true in Gutman’s case as well.
The short answer to this question is, No, Matt Gutman is not gay.
However, we get why people often ask this question to him. There are times when Matt posts pretty questionable pictures on his social media.
Like this one right here.
Well, as it turns out, this is just Gutman being a little friendly with his closest colleagues and nothing more.
Now that this question is out of the way, let’s move on to another one.
Is Matt Gutman Married?
Here’s another short answer for all of you Gutman fans out there.
Yes, Matt Gutman is married and has been a married man since 2007.
Who is he married to might be your next question?
Her name is Daphna Gutman, but there’s more about her later.
Matt Gutman and Daphna began dating each other since the mid-2000s.
How Gutman met his wife is a little debatable as they did not go to the same school or university.
However, until 2007, both worked for ABC, but in different departments. Daphne left ABC in 2007, the year they got married.
Did Gutman and Daphne begin dating after meeting at the workplace? That’s a likely scenario.
Matt Gutman and Daphna married each other on May 17, 2007, in the United States, in front of family and friends.
Since then, the couple has remained together with a family.
Who Is Matt Gutman’s Wife Daphna?
Everyone wants to know this, who is Daphna Gutman?
Well, as it turns out, there’s more to Daphna than what meets the eye.
The beautiful lady who keeps her social media privacy is a pretty accomplished personality.
Daphna Gutman was born on July 29, 1972, in California, United States of America. Today, Daphna Gutman is 49 years old.
Daphna was born as Daphna Venyige, and after her marriage with Matt, she added Gutman to her last name.
Now, she goes by the name Daphna Venyige Gutman.
Born on July 29, Daphna’s zodiac sign is Leo, and she stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Daphna Venyige Gutman Education & Work
Born and raised in California, Daphna went to the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Middle Eastern Studies and received her B.A degree.
Venyige Gutman also studied Nutrition, Naturopathy, and Reflexology, at Reidman College of Alternative Medicine from 2004 – 2007.
In October of 1999, Matt’s wife joined ABC as a desk manager and assistant producer. She worked there for over eight years, before leaving in 2007; the same year she married Matt.
After taking a couple of years of break from working, Daphna joined Music together as an early childhood music teacher in January of 2011.
In June of the same year, Daphna joined Temple Beth Sholom of Miami Beach as Program Director of Parent/Child Center.
Daphna stayed with Temple Beth for only three years as she left the organization in May of 2014.
She currently serves as a Director/ Teacher for Music Together and has been with the organization for a decade.
Matt Gutman Children
The ABC reporter and Daphna have beautiful children together, and it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that these children are the star of their life.
Matt and Daphna welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2008. She is 12 years old now.
In 2014, the couple welcomed their second child, and this time, a son. Matt Gutman’s son is six years old today.
The whole family currently lives in Miami, Florida, home.
Who Is Matt Gutman? Age, Bio, Parents
Handsome ABC correspondent Matt A. Gutman was born on December 5, 1977, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.
Matt is 44 years old today.
Gutman and his wife, Daphna, have an age gap of six years. Daphna is older than him.
Gutman was born to father Paul Gutman and mother, Sharon Gutman. Matt’s grandparents are Alvin and Mary Bert.
Matt’s father, Paul Gutman, died in a plane crash on September 25, 1990, when Matt was only 12 years old. Paul was the executive vice-president and owner of PressmanGutman, a blooming textile firm.
The plane Paul Gutman was on took off from Lyle Field but unfortunately, crashed moments after that. Paul was 42 at the time of his death.
Matt has a sister named Rachel Gutman, who is married with three kids.
Matt’s mother is 71 years old today and lives in Westfield, New Jersey.
Gutman’s Education and Career
Matt enrolled at Williams College in 1996 and graduated four years later in 2000.
While studying, he began working at Jerusalem Post as a West Bank/Gaza and the Middle East Reporter in 2001.
Gutman lest Jerusalem Post in 2006; however, by that time, he had already joined ABC News Radio as a Radio Correspondent in 2005.
He worked as a radio correspondent at ABC Radio till April of 2010 and then joined ABC News as a correspondent.
Since then, Gutman got promoted to become Senior National Correspondent in 2015. In 2018, ABC made Gutman Chief National Correspondent.
Apart from a career in journalism, Gutman has also written a book called The Boys in the Cave, Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand.
Matt Gutman Kobe Bryant Controversy
In January of 2020, the most tragic news came for the whole world.
One of the most popular and loved basketball players, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash including seven other people.
For ABC, it was Matt who was presenting the breaking news on the channel.
Because of the rush of providing breaking news first, Gutman allegedly speculated that all of Kobe Bryant’s four children died in the helicopter crash.
This created an uproar everywhere as only Bryant and his 13 years old daughter Gianna were involved in the tragic accident.
After the incident became large everywhere, especially on social media, the ABC spokesperson released a statement about how it was inappropriate for Gutman.
Matt himself made a statement, bearing full responsibility for his erroneous news reporting and apologized to the Bryant family as well.
As a response to Gutman’s actions, ABC suspended Gutman. As of now, Gutman is back at reporting for the network.
Matt Gutman Salary
Gutman earns well over the average range of $130,000 annual salary.
In fact, since he’s already been with ABC for over a decade now, we can only imagine what his salary might be.
When it comes to net worth, Gutman has managed to keep the numbers a secret. However, sources believe that his net worth if above $1 million.
How Old Is Matt Gutman? Age?
Matt Gutman is 44 years old. He was born on December 5, 1977, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.
How Tall Is Matt Gutman?
Matt Gutman is 5 feet 7 inches or 173cm tall in height.
Is Matt Gutman Gay?
No, Matt Gutman is not gay. He is married with wife and two children.
Who Is Matt Gutman Married To?
Matt Gutman is married to Daphna Venyige Gutman, a music teacher who is 49 years old.