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Media Representation, Branding & Consulting Agency For On-Camera Lifestyle Experts

Swoon Talent

Lifestyle Experts: Get Discovered By TV Producers, Casting Directors & Brands

Swoon Talent

Broadcast Media: Book Reputable Lifestyle Experts for Broadcast & Social Projects

Swoon Talent

On-Camera Experts: Develop, Package & Spin Your Lifestyle Brand & Presentation

DONNA BENNER

PRINCIPAL

Multi-Emmy® Award Winning
National Talk Show Producer

A FEMALE OWNED SMALL BUSINESS MAKING A FIERCE IMPACT!

Swoon Talent is a hybrid between a manager and publicist for established and up and coming on-camera lifestyle experts and influencers. We replace traditional PR and management agencies for a fraction of the cost offering services focused on the specialty of lifestyle.

Created by a TV producer for TV producers, our platform and personal services helps maximize your national exposure, fine-tune your brand and nurture your talents. Our mission is to bridge the gap between you and the media by making it easier for Producers, Casting Directors and Brands to discover experts like you.

Emmy® Award winning national talk show producer and Swoon Talent founder Donna Benner has leveraged more than three decades of national television experience to benefit hundreds of lifestyle experts and influencers.

Donna’s success and expertise in the TV business makes it possible to open doors for top-notch on-camera health and wellness, lifestyle experts, bloggers, podcasters, hosts and influencers. Chefs, home cooks, DIYers, interior designers, celebrity stylists, beauty gurus, fitness trainers, gardeners, travel experts and more in the lifestyle space is our speciality. We’re in the business of maximizing your exposure to get you noticed and discovered by the entertainment industry and brands.

Lauren Greutman

Consumer Savings Expert

TV Registered Dietician New Jersey

Jacqueline Gomes

Grocery Store Dietitian

Christine Bibbo Herr

Self Care & Lifestyle Expert

Britnye & Cody Shore

Family Run Wedding Business

Nealy Fischer

The Flexible Chef

Lamees AttarBashi

Middle Eastern Chef

TV Interior Designer

Sandra Espinet

High/Low Interior Designer

Erin Palinski-Wade

Registered Dietician

TV Relationship Expert

Margena Carter

Marriage & Relationship Therapist

Matt Adlard

Celebrity Baker

New York Fashion Stylist

Dennis Kenney

Fashion Stylist

Tiffany Sizemore, D.O.

Cardiologist & Preventative Medicine

Food Network Champion & New York Vegan Indian Chef

Priyanka Naik

Vegan Chef

On-Camera New Jersey Home Cook & Food Blogger

Dina Deleasa Gonsar

Professional Home Cook & Food Blogger

What TV Heavy Hitters Say About Donna Benner

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

    BURT DUBROW

    Former Executive Producer Dr. Drew on HLN, Senior Executive Producer Daily Beast LIVE-TEGNA TV Stations
  • “I’ve worked with Donna on three national talk shows and she’s one of the best. Her wealth of knowledge makes her a fantastic producer, coach, teacher and mentor.”

    MAURY POVICH

    NBC Universal/Talk Show Host
  • “Donna was my first mentor in the daytime talk genre.T he knowledge and insight I gained from her is invaluable. Her keen story sense and ability to connect with star talent and guests is unparalleled. She is also a dream boss who has a tremendous work ethic and inspires and encourages her staff.”

    DAN STERCHELE

    Producer/The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Universal
  • David Noll and his team came to Swoon looking for talent for his new national show. Our Eddie Zamora The Yum Yum Foodie was chosen. David says this about Eddie, “Eddie is the BESSSTTTT!!!! Talented, hardworking, a great person and crazy handsome.”

    David Noll

    TV Show Creator/ Food Network’s Chopped, Chopped Jr, Face The Truth, Dinner Takes All
  • “I’ve known Donna for 25 years and she has an incredible instinct for spotting and  grooming on-air talent. I’m a Network TV Executive in Los Angeles responsible for procuring talent and developing programs. The Swoon Talent concept is a perfect platform for producers who need to find top notch lifestyle experts. Swoon Talent  is a great model and tool for people in the industry to discover great talent and secure them at a moments notice. Many of my colleagues use Donna Benner’s services.”

    JODI ROTH

    Senior Vice President Specials/CBS Network
  • “Donna has the unique ability as a TV Producer to simply know what an audience wants to see. She then can execute an idea and make it into a great television show. That’s a talent that cannot be taught.”

    JOANNA PARIDES SIMS

    Two-Time Emmy® winning Supervising Producer/ Rachael Ray 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/Levity Entertainment Group
  •  “Donna Benner truly taught me everything I know about this business. She gave me my radar and my gut for what makes great TV! Lifestyle Experts are lucky to have Donna’s professional guidance.”

    Ed Connolly

    Producer/Live With Kelly And Ryan
  • “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

    Associate Director/ Wendy Williams Show
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CELEBRITIES AND AUTHORS INTERVIEWED
National Talk Show Producer Donna Benner Holding Her Emmy Award

MEET SWOON FOUNDER AND CEO DONNA BENNER

Swoon Talent was created by three-time Emmy winning national talk show producer Donna Benner. Donna has more than twenty-five years of television experience and her knack for hand-picking, cultivating and nurturing on-camera talent is legendary. She's worked with countless trailblazers in TV and has long-standing relationships with producers and show developers who trust and respect Donna's expertise.

OPENING DOORS FOR LIFESTYLE EXPERTS

Swoon is for seasoned on-camera lifestyle experts who earn a living at their craft and who are looking for industry exposure. We understand how difficult it is to connect with talk show executive producers, networks executives, and production company SVP's of development. And so, unlike the outdated traditional talent agency, we brand and mentor experts to enhance appeal and increase their chances of getting discovered.

A TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR THE TV INDUSTRY

Swoon Talent is a personalized one-stop-shop for broadcast and print outlets who are looking for seasoned lifestyle hosts, talk show guests, correspondents, reality show contestants, and brand spokespeople. Our boutique lifestyle agency makes it easy for you to select personalities because we streamline the selection process. This is a FREE service for the media. We can even help cast national television projects.,

On-Air

  • CNBC MAD MONEY

    JOSH TETRICK
    Food Tech Entrepreneur - Just Food Products
  • Rachael Ray Show

    Dr. Jen Caudle
    Family Practitioner
  • Kathie Lee & Hoda – Today Show

    Lauren Greutman
    Consumer Saving Expert
  • Today Show

    Dr. Annie Negrin
    Ophthalmologist
  • Live With Kelly And Ryan

    Joey Thurman
    Fitness Expert
  • Kathie Lee & Hoda – Today Show

    Jamie Hess
    Fitness
  • Kathie Lee & Hoda – Today show

    Jamie Hess
    Fitness Expert
  • FOOD NETWORK DIGITAL

    MATT ADLARD
    YouTube Baker
  • HOME & FAMILY

    Nealy Fischer
    Cookbook Author
  • Dinner Takes All – BYUtv

    Eddie Zamora
    Foodie and Home Cook

Recipes From Some of Our Chefs and Cooks

Chris Valdes

Chef

 Chimichurri Chicken Caprese

Young Miami celebrity chef Chris Valdes shows you how to make chicken breast marinated with cilantro and stuffed with mozzarella and tomatoes.

More About Chris

Nealy Fischer

The Flexible Chef

Next Level Guacamole Board

Best-selling cookbook author and TV personality Nealy Fischer shows you how to assemble a beautiful guac board for your friends and family.

More About Nealy.  

Lauren Van Lieu

Chef & Caterer

Cheese Steak Pizza

A winner of Food Network’s Chopped Champion and Supermarket Stakeout, Chef Lauren Van Liew takes a sandwich favorite and transforms it into a pizza. 

More About Lauren

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

  • Miri Nadler
    Buttercream Cake Artist
  • Priyanka Naik
    Vegan Chef
  • Lauren Van Liew
    Chef
  • Maryann Walsh, MFN, RD, CPT
    Registered Dietician

Star Studded Reviews from Our Lifestyle Experts

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

    SUZANNE CLARK

    TV Home Cook
  • “Donna Benner is brilliant! She knows exactly what producers are looking for. Swoon is a top-notch company who helps both producers and talent find each other in a more efficient way. I’ve been working with Donna for over 2 years and she has helped me establish my career in ways that once seemed impossible. She produced my talent reel which helped me get booked 17 times on the TODAY Show and Rachael Ray. I cannot recommend her enough!”

    LAUREN GREUTMAN

    Frugal Living Expert
  • “Donna is the consummate pro. Always there with top notch advice. She is leaps and bounds of above the rest and her knowledge of the business is unsurpassed. Working with her has been a pleasure.”

    EDDIE ZAMORA

    Foodie Influencer
  • “Swoon Talent is a game changer. Donna knows the business inside out. Her representation and direction have taken my lifestyle career to the next level. Her commitment and connections helped me land exciting network appearances. Personalized critiques prove invaluable.”

    MONICA HART

    Home Cook & Entertaining Expert
  • “Donna Benner was instrumental in getting me exposed to thousands of people 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 a savvy PR and social media force.”

    DR. ANNIE NEGRIN

    Medical Expert
  • “Donna Benner, thank you for believing in me and helping me share the MM brand with the world.”

    MARLA MERIDITH

    Food Blogger/Influencer/Cookbook Author
  • “My experience with Donna has been nothing short of amazing! She helped me land my first national TV show. Donna makes time to work with all of her clients carefully helping with our brand, our message and overall goal in this industry. You not only gain exposure and amazing opportunities through Swoon Talent, you gain a mentor, a cheerleader, and a professional team with your very best interest in mind!”

    JADA RASHAWN

    Child Care Expert
  • “In working with Donna for 18+ months, I have been astounded with her proactive work to help me achieve my goals. She is unrelenting in exploring new and novel routes to market my content. The times I have met with disappointment, Donna has been in my corner spinning our message and delivery mechanisms to optimize my road to success.”

    MARLENE SIMON

    Gardner
  • “I’ve been represented by Swoon Talent for over one year and Donna Benner is extraordinary! Swoon presents and operates much differently from your typical dime-a-dozen talent agency, and for good reasons. Donna is intricately involved in shaping, promoting, and championing her talent. We talk regularly, via phone and email, and our conversations are always insightful. Her decades of experience producing talk shows gives her an unrivaled knowledge of what the media is looking for. Her directory of real relationships she has built with industry decision makers ALONE is worth your submission.”

    ASHLEY MENGWASSER

    Lifestyle Host