Donna’s Story

Donna Benner


Swoon Talent Founder & Head Boss

Three-Time Emmy Winning National Talk Show Producer

Swoon Talent is the vision of veteran talk show producer Donna Benner. Donna is a multi-Emmy® Award-winning producer with three decades in lifestyle, celebrity, and relationship talk television. She’s produced some of the most successful, iconic and groundbreaking New York shows in daytime syndication. She also helped catapult the television careers of countless famous hosts, like Matt Lauer, Maury Povich, Sally Jessy Raphael and Ricki Lake.

She’s coached and mentored thousands of talk show guests and developed, launched and oversaw many national and local talk shows. Her TV credits include NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Disney Television Group, Columbia TriStar Television, Sony Pictures, Dick Clark Productions and ABC and CBS Networks.

A graduate of Temple University, Donna returned to her alma mater where she was an Adjunct Professor in The Klein College of Media and Communication. Her twin daughters, Alex and Chloe, both work in broadcast production. Alex was on the production staff at the Wendy Williams Show, The Real, NPR Radio and most recently the Executive Producer of LadyGang Productions, LLC. LadyGang is a popular podcast with 190 million downloads. Currently, Alex is the Senior Manager of CBS Branded Content. Chloe started out as an Integrated Producer for Eleven Advertising Agency in San Francisco and is now the Resourcing/Operations Manager for Scott House Production Studio in Los Angeles.

Donna Benner is married to Dr. Jeffrey Ingber, a prominent Philadelphia cosmetic dentist in the Amsterdam Dental Group.