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About Benita Alexander

Benita Alexander is an award-winning television showrunner, producer, correspondent and narrator. She is known for exposing her con artist fiancé, a once world-renowned surgeon, whose devastating lies left a trail of dead patients and a duped medical community in shock.

 

  • PERSONAL STORY: Benita’s story was featured in the popular 2023 Netflix documentary, "Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife.” Benita has also shared her story with major media outlets across the world, including ABC’s "20/20," "The Con" with Whoopi Goldberg, The Dr. Oz Show, Access Hollywood, “This Morning” in Britain, “Carina Bergfeldt” in Sweden, BBC’s Woman’s Hour and the “Dr. Death” podcast. Her own film, “He Lied About Everything,” which she produced and narrated, aired in 2018 on Investigation Discovery. This tells the shocking story in Benita’s own words, detailing how she discovers that her fiancé is a pathological liar and why she feels an urgent obligation to expose him. In 2019, it was nominated in the documentary category for the WIN Awards, Women's Image Network.

 

  • ADVOCACY: Benita has turned her personal experience of survival and resilience into a mission to empower other women. She appeared as a regular expert correspondent on The Dr. Oz Show, providing advice on the warning signs of love scams. She also hosts her own podcast, "Benita & The Berracas," where she tells other women’s stories and helps dispel the myths that lead to victim shaming. In 2019, she was the Executive Producer of the Oxygen documentary, "Seduced by Evil," which follows a group of women who band together to take down the man who stole everything from them. In 2023, she wrote a chapter in the book “Transforming Pain Into Purpose.

 

  • TRUE CRIME PRODUCER: Benita has been an Executive Producer at Lion Television since 2019, where she is currently the showrunner of two ongoing true crime series: "Road Rage" and "Crimes Gone Viral,” which air on Investigation Discovery. Prior to this, Benita was Senior VP of True Crime Programming at Efran Films NY/Toronto. Before that, she spent 17 years in network television at NBC, where she produced long-form documentaries, breaking news, investigations, specials and hard news features.

 

  • NARRATOR: Benita’s voice work includes being the narrator of  “Road Rage,” which is currently in its second season. She also narrated four seasons of the true crime series “Still A Mystery” on Investigation Discovery, and was Co-Executive Producer/narrator for the 2016 TLC documentary, “Breaking the Silence," about sexual abuse.

 

  • AWARDS/BACKGROUND:  Benita’s multiple news honors include 2 Emmys, 7 Emmy nominations, and awards from Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I duPont Columbia and Sigma Delta Chi. She began her career in print, writing for People Magazine and local newspapers in Michigan. Prior to moving to New York to work for Dateline NBC and network television, she worked in local TV and radio as an assignment editor, producer, reporter and anchor. Benita graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University in Michigan, with a B.A in journalism.

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Management: The Talent Express

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