On-Camera Lifestyle Experts
Booking - Branding - Representation

On-Camera Lifestyle Experts
Booking - Branding Representation

Lifestyle Experts:

Broadcast Pitching for Less Than Competitor's Fees

Broadcast & Print Media:

Book Turnkey Ready Lifestyle Experts for Broadcast & Lifestyle Publications

Brands:

Discover Digital Content Creators For Social & TV

Donna Benner

Principal Founder

Multi-Emmy® Award Winning National
Talk Show Producer

Erin Palinski-Wade

Registered Dietitian

Venna Crownholm

Mom DIY & Home Crafter

Lauren Greutman

Debt-Free Coach

Adrianne Calvo

Food & Restaurateur

Betina Gozo Shimonek

Fitness Expert

Roxanne Carne

Personal Stylist

Bree Iman Clarke

Floral & Plant Expert

Sasha Nary is a self-taught baker , confectionary artist & author of Baking Magic from Chicago. Media Rep Donna Benner - Swoon Talent

Sasha Nary

Baker & Confectionery Artist

Tricia Brouk

Public Speaking Coach

Jerry James Stone

Kitchen Hacks

Chris Valdes

Hispanic Chef

National Boutique Lifestyle Broadcast Agency Making A Fierce Impact

National Boutique Lifestyle Broadcast Agency Making A Fierce Impact

The Swoon Talent brand is a synergy between a manager and a publicist for established and up and coming on-camera lifestyle experts and tastemakers. We replace traditional PR and management agencies for a fraction of the cost and offer services focused on the specialty of lifestyle.

Created by a TV producer for TV producers, our platform  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 principle founder Donna Benner has leveraged three decades of national television experience benefiting hundreds of lifestyle experts.

Donna’s success and long-standing contacts in television makes it possible to open doors for top-notch lifestyle experts in food, health, fitness, beauty, gardening, travel, DIY, fashion, self-care and tech. We’re laser focused on maximizing your exposure in order to get you seen by heavy hitters in the entertainment industry.

Erin Palinski-Wade

Health & Wellness

Veena Crownholm

Mom DIY & Home Crafter

Lauren Cobello

Frugal Living Coach

Adrianne Calvo

Food & Restaurateur

Betina Gozo Shimonek

Fitness Expert

Roxanne Carne

Personal Stylist

Bree Iman Clarke

Floral & Plant Expert

Sasha Nary is a self-taught baker , confectionary artist & author of Baking Magic from Chicago. Media Rep Donna Benner - Swoon Talent

Sasha Nary

Baker & Confectionery Artist

Tricia Brouk

Public Speaking Coach

Jerry James Stone

Kitchen Hacks

Chris Valdes

Hispanic Chef

What TV Heavy Hitters Say About Donna Benner

  • “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
  • “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 - Director Wendy Williams Show
  •  “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • 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
  • “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
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GUESTS BOOKED ON TALK SHOWS
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TV TALK SHOW EPISODES PRODUCED
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LIFESTYLE TV SEGMENtS PRODUCED
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CELEBRITIES AND AUTHORS INTERVIEWED

MEET SWOON'S PRINCIPAL FOUNDER DONNA BENNER

Swoon Talent was created by three-time Emmy award 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 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 senior producers, network executives and production company SVP's of development. And so, unlike outdated traditional talent agencies, we brand and mentor experts to enhance appeal and increase their chances of getting discovered.

REACTING FAST TO MEDIA REQUESTS &
DEADLINES

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

  • Lauren Greutman Frugal Living Expert/Debt Free Coach
  • Lauren Greutman Debt-Free Coach
  • Jamie Hess Fitness Expert
  • Lauren Greutman Consumer Saving Expert
  • Josh Tetrick Food Tech Entrepreneur - Just Food Products
  • Nealy Fischer Cookbook Author
  • Chris Valdes Latinx Chef
  • Christine Bibbo Herr Lifestyle & Fashion Expert
  • Matt Adlard Baker
  • Erin Palinski-Wade Registered Dietitian
  • Chris Valdes Cookbook Author & Chef
  • Dr. Annie Negrin Ophthalmologist
  • Chris Valdez Chef
  • Veena Crownholm DIY Expert
  • Eddie Zamora Foodie Influencer/Home Cook
  • Joey Thurman Fitness Expert
  • Veena Crownholm Mom Lifestyle Expert
  • Marisel Salazar Food & Travel Writer
  • Lauren Greutman Financial Coach
  • Kathleen Ashmore Chef
  • Dr. Jen Caudle Family Practitioner
  • Jamie Hess Fitness Expert

Working With Donna Is Like Having
Your Own 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!

Star Studded Reviews from Our Lifestyle Experts

  • “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
  • “One of the best pieces of advice I’ve given is to create a team of experts who can help guide you in different aspects of your career – @swoontalentagency is one of those experts! Working with Donna Benner has been a real game changer.”

    Kae Lani Palmisan - Emmy Award Wining Food Host & Food Journalist
  • “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 at Swoon Talent is the best of the best in this business. She’s incredibly gifted in recognizing potential and understanding the business of media and broadcast. Her no- nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air in the industry and I’m confident that I’m in excellent hands. Her insights and feedback have proven to be invaluable to my brand. The benefits of having a champion like Donna Benner cannot be overstated.”

    Kathleen Ashmore - TiKTok Chef & Former Producer on Martha Stewart Show
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

National Boutique Lifestyle Broadcast Agency Making a Fierce Impact!

National Boutique Lifestyle Broadcast Agency Making a Fierce Impact!

The Swoon Talent brand is a synergy between a manager and a publicist for established and up and coming on-camera lifestyle experts and tastemakers. We replace traditional PR and management agencies for a fraction of the cost and offer services focused on the specialty of lifestyle.

Created by a TV producer for TV producers, our platform  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 principle founder Donna Benner has leveraged three decades of national television experience benefiting hundreds of lifestyle experts.

Donna’s success and long-standing contacts in television makes it possible to open doors for top-notch lifestyle experts in food, health, fitness, beauty, gardening, travel, DIY, fashion, self-care and tech. We’re laser focused on maximizing your exposure in order to get you seen by heavy hitters in the entertainment industry.

Donna Benner

Principal Founder

Multi-Emmy® Award Winning National Talk
Show Producer

On-Camera Lifestyle Experts
Booking - Branding - Representation

Lifestyle Experts:

Broadcast Pitching for Less Than Competitor's Fees

Broadcast & Print Media:

Book Turnkey Ready Lifestyle Experts for Broadcast & Lifestyle Publications

Brands:

Discover Digital Content Creators For Social & TV

Erin Palinski-Wade

Registered Dietitian

Venna Crownholm

Mom DIY & Home Crafter

Lauren Greutman

Debt-Free Coach

Adrianne Calvo

Food & Restaurateur

Betina Gozo Shimonek

Fitness Expert

Roxanne Carne

Personal Stylist

Bree Iman Clarke

Floral & Plant Expert

Sasha Nary is a self-taught baker , confectionary artist & author of Baking Magic from Chicago. Media Rep Donna Benner - Swoon Talent

Sasha Nary

Baker & Confectionery Artist

Tricia Brouk

Public Speaking Coach

Jerry James Stone

Kitchen Hacks

Chris Valdes

Hispanic Chef

What TV Heavy Hitters Say About Donna Benner

  • 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
  • “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
  • “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 - Director Wendy Williams Show
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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
0
GUESTS BOOKED ON TALK SHOWS
0
TV TALK SHOW EPISODES PRODUCED
0
LIFESTYLE TV SEGMENtS PRODUCED
0
CELEBRITIES AND AUTHORS INTERVIEWED

MEET SWOON'S PRINCIPAL FOUNDER DONNA BENNER

Swoon Talent was created by three-time Emmy award 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 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 senior producers, network executives and production company SVP's of development. And so, unlike outdated traditional talent agencies, we brand and mentor experts to enhance appeal and increase their chances of getting discovered.

REACTING FAST TO MEDIA REQUESTS & DEADLINES

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

  • Joey Thurman Fitness Expert
  • Lauren Greutman Consumer Saving Expert
  • Veena Crownholm DIY Expert
  • Kathleen Ashmore Chef
  • Josh Tetrick Food Tech Entrepreneur - Just Food Products
  • Chris Valdes Latinx Chef
  • Jamie Hess Fitness Expert
  • Eddie Zamora Foodie Influencer/Home Cook
  • Lauren Greutman Financial Coach
  • Marisel Salazar Food & Travel Writer
  • Christine Bibbo Herr Lifestyle & Fashion Expert
  • Erin Palinski-Wade Registered Dietitian
  • Dr. Jen Caudle Family Practitioner
  • Chris Valdes Cookbook Author & Chef
  • Jamie Hess Fitness Expert
  • Veena Crownholm Mom Lifestyle Expert
  • Nealy Fischer Cookbook Author
  • Matt Adlard Baker
  • Lauren Greutman Debt-Free Coach
  • Lauren Greutman Frugal Living Expert/Debt Free Coach
  • Chris Valdez Chef
  • Dr. Annie Negrin Ophthalmologist

Working With Donna Is Like Having
Your Own 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!

Star Studded Reviews from Our Lifestyle Experts

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

    Marla Meridith - Food Blogger/Influencer/Cookbook Author
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “Donna at Swoon Talent is the best of the best in this business. She’s incredibly gifted in recognizing potential and understanding the business of media and broadcast. Her no- nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air in the industry and I’m confident that I’m in excellent hands. Her insights and feedback have proven to be invaluable to my brand. The benefits of having a champion like Donna Benner cannot be overstated.”

    Kathleen Ashmore - TiKTok Chef & Former Producer on Martha Stewart Show
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “One of the best pieces of advice I’ve given is to create a team of experts who can help guide you in different aspects of your career – @swoontalentagency is one of those experts! Working with Donna Benner has been a real game changer.”

    Kae Lani Palmisan - Emmy Award Wining Food Host & Food Journalist