Benita Alexander- Jeune is a reknowned producer for Dateline NBC, ID Now and True Lies. Besides this, she also came to the limelight after dating Dr. Paolo Macchiarini.
Benita Alexander-Jeune - Married Twice
The prominent director and producer Benita Alexander- Jeune is successful with her journalism profession. However, there have been a few ups and downs with her personal life.
Benita has tied the knot twice in her life. Alexander walked down the aisle with her boyfriend turned husband Edson Jeune on October 18, 2012. The wedding ceremony was indeed a lavish one that took place on a 130-foot motor yacht named Star of America in the Hudson River. Their mutual friend Frederic Havez made the wedding official who was Universal Life Minister for their big day.
Unfortunately, the marriage didn't last long as the couple soon decided to split. However, the actual reason for separation is yet to be disclosed.
Previously, Alexander was married to her first husband John Noel. By profession, John is a fellow journalist. With John, Alexander welcomed a baby girl named Jessina Noel in 2006. However, the duo signed a divorce paper in 2009 citing irreconcilable differences. John was also a cancer patient which eventually caused his death.
Past Affair with Dr. Paolo Macchiarini
Other than her marriage, Benita Alexander had an extra affair with the surgeon, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini. The duo first met in February 2013 at Boston's Mandarin Oriental hotel while the journalist was working on a documentary on him. They instantly fell in love and became together since the production of the show Leap of Faith.
In addition, the relationship among the love birds was going strong. Not to mention, Paolo proposed the lady producer on New Year Eve of 2013. The duo also went on exotic vacations in Venice, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. Paolo even bought her expensive Venetian glass-earing and roses as a gift.
Later, Paolo insisted on marrying Alexander on the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, where Pope Francis was gonna host the marriage. Not to mention, Paolo had also told Benita that VIPs like Vladimir Putin, Elton John, Bill Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barack Obama would attend their wedding.
Unfortunately, Benita was betrayed by Paolo and learned that there was no wedding. Paolo even excused that Pope who was supposed to officiate the wedding had to visit South America. At the time, Paolo was married for 30 years with an Italian wife named Emanuela Pecchia but was living separately without legally getting divorced.
Benita Alexander- Jeune - Career & Net Worth
Benita Alexander- Jeune began her illustrious journey as a producer for Dateline NBC in March 1998. There, she served for 16 years and covered stories regarding crimes, investigation, the 911 attack, and Guatemalan adoption scams.
Watch the video of the episode of True Lies starring Benita Alexander-Jeune below.
In addition, The Meredith Vieira Show hired her in June 2014 as a managing director for teams of editors and producers. Later in August 2015, Alexander became a co-executive producer for TLC's show Breaking the Silence. There she directed fieldwork and a team of producers and editors to produce an hour special show.
Currently, Benita is affiliated with Effran Films as a senior VP of True Crime Programming and Love Con Expert. Not to mention, Alexander also has her own firm named Benita Alexander LLC as Love Con Expert. There, she made regular appearances and produce stories that have experienced Love Cons. The show became an instant hit and garnered millions of fans in no time.
Talking about her net worth, Benita Alexander-Jeune has an estimated wealth of $12 million, considering her involvement with various television companies. As of now, Benita earns an annual $100,000. Thanks to her producer and Love Con Expert role. With such a huge bank balance, Benita lives a lavish life without any financial issues.
Quick facts of Benita Alexander-Jeune
- Benita graduated from Wayne State University with a journalism degree in 1987.
- Benita is the daughter of Ralph B.Alexander and Sandra Attebury.
- Her father is an analyst at the Rowan Technology Group.
- Her mother is a retired teacher from Stevenson High School, Mich.
- Benita also worked for Efran Films as a producer, writer, and narrator for shows like Still a Mystery, Seduced by Evil; He lied about Everything, The Great Rewrite, and ID Now.
- She is also a freelance producer for Lion Television since May 2019.
- Her ex-fiance Paolo faced a charge when his tracheal surgery in Sweden went wrong and killed three patients.
- Benita worked at ABC News where its other alumni include Will Carr, Joyeeta Biswas, and Dan Harris.
Benita Alexander-Jeune Affairs
Affair with Dr. Paolo Macchiarini
Benita had an extra affair with the surgeon, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini. The duo first met in February 2013 at Boston's Mandarin Oriental hotel. As of now, Paolo and Benita are no longer together.