Anita Bennett

Contributing editor, Deadline | Founder, Urban Hollywood 411.


Anita Bennett is a contributing editor for, as well as founder of entertainment blog Urban Hollywood 411. An award-winning journalist, Anita has spent years covering  Hollywood, including as senior editor of the Los Angeles Daily News, deputy editor and on-camera host at TheWrap, and as a producer & reporter covering the film business for Reelz. 

She regularly provides entertainment analysis for BBC World News and BBC Radio 5 Live, and has made frequent appearances on TV One’s “Unsung Hollywood.”

Anita graduated cum laude from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. She is bilingual after having studied Spanish in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar.


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