Bennett Graebner: Reality Show Super Star

Bennett Graebner is a producer for some famous reality shows. These include The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, and the shorter lived Bachelor Pad.


Bennett Graebner was born on July 30, 1971. The town was Buffalo, New York. He became a producer for television eventually, with credits also including Love at First Kiss. In 2003, he married Vanessa Aberman, who is a vegetarian. They’ve been married since the year 2003. They currently live in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, they have two children. 

Claim to Fame

Graebner’s shows have exploded with popularity in general, especially The Bachelor. They’ve won many awards. Some of these include the BMI Film an MTV Awards and the ASCAP Film and Television awards. Also, Bennett won a Teen Choice Award. The huge thing about his shows is that they consistently score well in the age range that marketers target the most, namely 18 – 34. So, in other words, not only are his shows popular, but they make a ton of money since they are watched by young people that marketers think spend the most money.

As a result, these marketers pour money into the shows in order to get advertising in front of the right people.

Graebner is also known for being able to construct narratives well even in nonfiction type shows. People have said that he has an almost intuitive sense for story and how everything fits together on camera. Part of the reason for this is that he has done many different jobs within television over the course of his career. He’s been the best boy grip, a production assistant, and a cinematographer, for example. It’s this diversity of experience that helps him figure out the best way to handle each shot and each situation. This goes a long way to explaining how he continues to court success.

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