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DONNA BENNER CEO
Multi-Emmy® Award Winning
National Talk Show Producer

Multi-Emmy® Award-winning national talk show producer and Swoon Talent founder Donna Benner brings three decades of national television experience to our boutique lifestyle talent management and public relations agency. It’s Donna’s success and expertise in the TV business which makes it possible to open doors for our top-notch roster of health and lifestyle experts and influencers. We're in the business of maximizing your exposure and getting you noticed and discovered by the entertainment industry and brands.

GUESTS BOOKED ON TALK SHOWS
TV TALK SHOW EPISODES PRODUCED
LIFESTYLE TV SEGMENTS PRODUCED
CELEBRITIES AND AUTHORS INTERVIEWED
Donna Brenner

Meet Swoon Founder and CEO Donna Benner

Swoon Talent founder Donna Benner is an innovative lifestyle talk show producer and lifestyle expert promoter with over three decades of television experience and a knack for hand-picking, cultivating and nurturing on-camera talent. Donna has hundreds of contacts in the media and many long-standing relationships with television producers who trust and respect her expertise. MORE

On the set of the Today Show

Opening Doors for Lifestyle Talent

Swoon is for the lifestyle expert and lifestyle influencer looking to advance their careers. We understand how incredibly difficult is is to connect with producers at TV networks, digital channels, and production companies. Donna and her team know how to package you the right way and have the connections to help get you noticed. We're a unique concept for a lifestyle public relations agency. MORE

Swoon Talent

A Trusted Resource to the Industry

Swoon Talent is a personalized one-stop-shop for media outlets star hunting for lifestyle hosts, guests, correspondents, reality contestants and retail brand spokespeople. Our lifestyle talent agency makes it easy for you to select personalities by streamlining the selection process and eliminating the “fluff” with one easy click. This is a COMPLIMENTARY service for the media and we can help cast your projects. MORE

A Personal Look at Some of Our Lifestyle Experts

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Lara Lyn Carter

Southern Cook

Emmy award winning TV host Chef Lara Lyn Carter from Georgia has a culinary talent for new and modern twists on classic southern recipes. Her passion for homemade, locally grown recipes led to her first cookbook called Southern Tymes Shared. In addition to being an author, Lara Lyn also created, produced and hosted a local show on WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia called Savor The Good. She also developed the show Tyme For Sharing for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Ashley Mengwasser

Lifestyle Reporter & Producer

Millennial lifestyle/entertainment reporter and producer Ashley Mengwasser is a fresh on-camera talent on the rise. Whether it's jumping out of an airplane or hang gliding, she's known on Georgian TV as a thrill seeker. And it's not just her carefree and adventurous curiosity that grabs attention, Ashley is also an Emmy award winning television producer.

Yvette Marquez

Latino YouTube Chef

Latino YouTube Chef and food blogger Yvette Marquez–Sharpnack learned the art of delicious homemade Mexican cooking from her grandmother and mom. In honor of her two favorite people and her strong Mexican heritage, the blog MuyBuenoCookbook.com was created. It is there where Yvette shares generations of cherished family recipes, travel adventures and DIY projects with her 100,000 visitors a month and 50,000 social media followers.

Working with Donna is Like Having Your Own Personal TV Producer

Do you need to maximize your exposure to the media and help fine tune your brand? Please submit your credentials through our simple submission form or email donna@swoontalent.com. Swoon Founder and CEO Donna Benner personally reviews each potential client.

In addition to packaging your brand and receiving an exclusive listing on our high traffic site, Donna and her team also offer one-on-one pitching, on-camera performance coaching, PR services and talent reel production. But the first step is to tell us how fabulous you are!

Our Latest Lifestyle Experts & Influencers

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    Sanya Hudson

    Entertainment Podcast & Talk Radio Host
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    John Douglas Eason

    Interior Designer
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    Lara Lyn Carter

    Southern Cook

Testimonials from Swoon Talent Clients

  • Donna has been our Fairy Godmother. Two months after signing with Swoon's lifestyle talent agency my daughter and I got a TV deal.

    Suzanne Clark

    TV Home Cook
  • "Donna is a rainmaker!... Just the kind of person I love to work with.

    Ally Phillips

    Home Cook & Food Blogger
  • Donna Benner was instrumental in getting me exposed to millions through Swoon Talent. She booked me on several national shows and landed me a regular spot on a daytime talk show. She’s a talented image maker and is a savvy PR and social media force.

    Dr. Annie Negrin

    Medical Expert
  • "Donna Benner is the ultimate media guru. Her personalized attention & compassion for her clients can't be matched. It's truly a privilege to be part of Swoon Talent"

    Louisa Graves

    Beauty Expert
  • Donna is AWESOME! Her understanding of my brand is something that even I couldn't put into words. She has a MAJOR GIFT!

    Dr. Kimberly Moffit

    Dating YouTube Star
  • Donna Benner is brilliant! She knows exactly what producers are looking for. Swoon helps both producers & talent find each other in a more efficient way.

    Lauren Gruetman

    Frugal Living Expert

What TV Heavy Hitters Say About Donna Benner

  • “I worked with Donna on several national talk shows. She is a terrific Executive Producer with an instinct for creative, audience-grabbing shows that raise the bar.”

    Dean Gordon

    Wendy Williams Show, Martha Stewart Show, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures
  • “Donna was my first mentor in the daytime talk genre, & the knowledge & insight I gained from her is invaluable. Her keen story sense & ability to connect with talent & guests is unparalleled. She is also a dream boss who has a tremendous work ethic & inspires & encourages her staff.”

    Dan Sterchele

    Turner Broadcasting, Telepictures, ABC News, NBC Universal
  • "I've known Donna for 25 years & she has an incredible instinct for spotting & grooming on-air talent."

    Jodi Roth

    Senior Vice President Specials/CBS Network
  • "Donna Benner is always thinking outside the box. Her creativity is contagious & her skills honed."

    Joanna Parides Sims

    Two-time Emmy® winner, Rachael Ray Show, Tyra Banks Show Mark Burnett Productions, Maury Povich Show, Montel Williams Show
  • Swoon Talent is a dream come true for casting producers. So easy to find great talent for national TV shows in a flash

    Katie Hance

    Casting Producer
  • "Donna has the unique ability as a producer to simply know what an audience wants to see & then can execute it & make it great television. That’s a talent that cannot be taught. It’s pure instinct!”

    Burt Dubrow

    Executive Producer Dr. Drew/HLN
  • “In the world of TV/media, Donna Benner is in the forefront of multimedia innovation! She leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of accomplishing her creative vision. She is one of the most talented & hardworking producers I’ve had the privilege of working with.”

    Christina Deyo

    Eight-Time Emmy® Award winner, Food Network, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Martha Stewart Show, Rosie O’Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael Show
  • "I've worked with Donna on 3 TV shows & she's one of the best. Her wealth of knowledge makes her a fantastic producer, coach, teacher & mentor."

    Maury Povich

    Talk Show Host

We're Always Looking for New & Established Lifestyle Experts & Influencers