BIO

About Benita Alexander

Benita Alexander is an award-winning investigative television producer, showrunner, correspondent, director, writer and narrator who has worked on a wide variety of film and TV programs. She is currently the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the true crime series "Crimes Gone Viral," which airs on Investigation Discovery and is in its second season. She is also the CEO of Berraca Productions, a company she founded to further her advocacy work empowering women who are the survivors of fraud.

Benita is the Executive Producer of the documentary film, “He Lied About Everything,” which premiered in the U.S. in 2018 on Investigation Discovery, and continues to be broadcast around the world. This very personal film, which Benita narrates herself, documents how her fairytale romance with a world-renowned surgeon turns into a nightmare. When Benita discovers that her fiance is not who he claims to be, she goes on an emotional journey to unravel a trail of destruction that leaves patients dead and their shattered families in shock. Benita has spoken about her experience in numerous national and international TV and radio programs. In 2019, the film was nominated in the documentary category for the WIN Awards, Women's Image Network. In October, 2020, her story was the premiere episode of ABC's primetime series, "The Con," hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. In February, 2021 it was featured as a two-hour special on ABC’s “20/20.” Her story is now featured as the third season of Wondery's hit podcast, "Dr. Death." The third season, called "Dr. Death: Miracle Man" includes 6 episodes, along with a bonus episode that is an interview with Benita by host Laura Beil. Benita's story is also told on BBC’s “Outlook" podcast.

Prior to this, Benita spent 17 years in network television, producing long-form documentaries, breaking news, investigations, specials and hard news features for NBC. Her multiple awards include: Edward R. Murrow, 2 Emmys, 7 Emmy nominations, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia, NABJ and Sigma Delta Chi. In addition to her work at NBC, she was the Executive Producer of the Oxygen documentary, "Seduced by Evil," which premiered in 2019 and reveals how a group of women banded together to take down the man who stole everything from them. Benita was also the Co-Executive Producer and narrator for the 2016 TLC documentary, “Breaking the Silence," about sexual abuse. She is currently the voice of the true crime series "Still A Mystery" on Investigation Discovery, and she has narrated four seasons of this ongoing, multi part show.

 

Benita now uses her personal story of survival and resilience to help other women who have been love conned find the road to recovery. Her new podcast "Benita and the Berracas," will feature Benita talking to other women who open up to her about their own love conned stories, along with advice on how to avoid becoming a victim. Benita has become a recognized love conned expert and along with speaking engagements, she is a regular guest correspondent on "The Dr. Oz Show."  Benita graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University in Michigan, with a B.A in journalism.

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