Matt Gutman is well-known for his impressive work as the host of Sea Rescue a popular wildlife program. Also, he has reported the death of one of the youngest yet legendary basketball players, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter.
|Caption: American Journalist & Reporter Matt Gutman (Photo: Instagram)|
Matt Gutman's Gay & Divorce Rumors
Well, Matt Gutman rumored as a gay started back then. It's enough for him to fend off these rumors of being married and having children. Also, there were rumors of Matt being split from his wife.
He didn't give any clarification about the rumors. However, Gutman is still happily married to his beloved wife. So rumors of him being gay and divorced turned out to be fake.
Still Happily Married; Who is Matt Gutman's Wife?
Matt Gutman is still a happily married man. He got married to his wife Daphna Gutman. Since 2007, they have been living as a spouse. Before their marriage, Matt and Daphna dated for a long period of time. In the mid-2000s, they started dating each other. As per reports, they both worked for ABC and met while working.
However, the duo worked in different departments. In the year 2007, Daphne left the ABC network and got married. Matt Gutman exchanged the wedding vows with his wife Daphna on May 17, 2007. In their beautiful & private wedding ceremony, only family and friends were invited. Also, the married couple Matt & Daphna became the parents of two kids. The family of 4 has been living a blissful life together.
Matt Gutman's Kids
As we already mentioned, Matt Gutman shared 2 kids (a son & daughter) with his wife. He became the father of a daughter named Libby Gutman. His daughter Libby was born in the year 2008.
Then, the couple blessed with their 2nd child a son Ben Gutman born in the year 2014. Matt and his spouse Daphna live in Miami, Florida, home along with their family.
About Matt Gutman's Wife
Matt Gutman's wife's real name is Daphna Venyige. This celebrity wife keeps her social media privacy who has a pretty accomplished personality. In California, Daphna was born on July 29, 1972. She received B.A degree from the University of California in Berkeley. From the year 2004 to 2007, Daphna studied Nutrition, Naturopathy, and Reflexology, at Reidman College of Alternative Medicine.
Also, she joined ABC as a desk manager and assistant producer in October 1999. Daphna worked at ABC for over eight years, before leaving in 2007, and the same year she got married, to Matt. In January 2011, Daphna joined Music Together as an early childhood music teacher after taking a few years off. She has been working as a Director/ Teacher for Music Together. Daphna has a height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Who is Matt Gutman?
American reporter, Matt Gutman was born on December 5th, 1977 in Westfield, New Jersey. His parents were Paul J. Gutman and his mother Sharon Gutman. Sadly, his father Paul died in a plane crash on September 25, 1990, when he was 12 years old. His sibling sister's name is Rachel Gutman.
Matt is of Caucasian ethnicity, having American nationality. He enrolled at Newark Academy located in Livingston, New Jersey after getting a scholar-athlete football player. Then he joined William College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2000. Matt started working at Jerusalem Post as a West Bank/Gaza and the Middle East Reporter in 2001 while studying.
After appearing on various programs, Gutman became the network's Chief National Correspondent. In July 2018, the international soccer team had to be rescued from a cave in Thailand, and he wrote a book about the rescue, The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand. Matt Gutman's net worth is estimated at around $1.5 Million. Gutman has a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.73 M tall.
How Many Languages Does Matt Gutman Speak?
Matt is an award-winning television reporter who traveled to various places telling stories. Also, he interacted with different people from different ethnicities. He speaks a little Arabic apart from English, revealed in a tweet in 2018.
In 2018, he published 'The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand', which was translated into six languages.
Matt Gutman Controversy
Matt Gutman became part of the controversy after he presented breaking news about the death of basketball player, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash. He allegedly speculated that all of Kobe Bryant’s four children died in the helicopter crash.
Then ABC spokesperson released a statement about how it was inappropriate for Gutman. Also, he made a statement, bearing full responsibility for his erroneous news reporting, and apologized to the Bryant family as well.
What Happened to Matt Gutman?
In February 2021, Matt Gutman violated a company policy regarding Covid-19 safety and then got suspended. Without getting permission from management beforehand, he walked into a hospital.
It was his 2nd suspension in less than a year. He was also suspended amid a lot of misinformation on Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash.