Swoon Talent Founder & CEO
National Lifestyle Talk Show Producer
Promoter for On-Camera Lifestyle Talent
Design Addict & Home Cook
Swoon Talent, a lifestyle talent agency, is the vision of talk show producer Donna Benner. Donna, a multi-Emmy® Award-winning producer with three decades in national lifestyle, celebrity, and relationship talk television, has produced some of the most successful and iconic New York talk shows. She’s teamed up with the best in daytime TV and has helped make countless talented hosts household names, like Matt Lauer, Maury Povich, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Ricki Lake.
Donna’s TV credits include NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Disney Television Group, Columbia TriStar Television, Sony Pictures, Dick Clark Productions, and the ABC & CBS networks.
TV talk isn’t her only passion. All things lifestyle is her ultimate escape! Fascinating fact… Donna’s grandfather was one of the original owners of Philadelphia’s most legendary seafood restaurant, Old Original Bookbinders! Her family went from fish to chicken, and in the early 90s, Donna and her husband opened an award-winning fast-food rotisserie restaurant featured on Food Network.
In addition to her love of cooking, Donna is a die-hard collector of vintage décor. Her weekends are spent scouting estate sales, flea markets, and garage sales. Her cool collection got so massive that she held a home sale at her 50s’ retro beach cottage in order to unload her treasures. Hundreds waited in line for the doors to open!
Donna’s creative Betty Crocker side embraces interior decorating too. She has an eye for beautiful and eclectic design and is super proud of her dramatic modern townhouse in the city. Creating fantastic lifestyle TV as well as a beautiful home environment—both are equally important to Donna!