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Chris Benjamin


 

While Michigan feels like home, he grew up in the small town of Wabash, Indiana.  After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Radio, TV and Film, Benjamin embarked on a career in broadcast television that has extended to forty years.  In addition to his position as Senior Producer for the nationally syndicated television show “CrimeWatch Tonight,” he worked at TV stations in Peoria, Toledo, Indianapolis and Detroit.  While researching for a documentary about a series of unsolved child murders in the Detroit area, he was bitten by the true crime bug.  That led to his first job covering crime for a nationally-broadcast crime show.

True crime has remained his passion, and he has made it his work.  Benjamin spent nearly five years writing and producing episodes for the popular TV series “Forensic Files.”  These days he works often on shows for the “Investigation Discovery” channel and occasionally field produces news coverage for national networks such as NBC and ABC.

As writer and producer of over a hundred documentaries and specials, he has garnered awards ranging from the New York International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival to numerous Michigan Emmy Awards.

After visiting scores of crime labs, crime scenes and morgues and conducting hundreds of interviews with police detectives, forensic specialists, criminal psychologists and district attorneys, his working knowledge of crime investigation could fill volumes.  But it’s the heart-wrenching interviews with unfortunate crime victims and their family members that often moves Benjamin to tears and shapes his stories.

Benjamin and his wife, Janice, live near Detroit, Michigan, and enjoy the time they can find to float on their pontoon boat or take extended road trips--like they did recently on Historic Route 66.  They have three grown sons who have made them proud grandparents.

Michelle Johnson represents Chris Benjamin.
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