Lauren Lexton co-founded Authentic Entertainment in 2000. An Emmy-Award winning producer, Lexton leads the company as CEO, while also serving as an executive producer on all productions. Over the course of the company’s history, Lexton worked on thousands of hours of programming that spans more than 80 shows for over 16 networks.
Currently, Lexton is responsible for the creation and production of hit shows such as Flipping Out!, Ace of Cakes, Knife Fight, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Toddlers & Tiaras and the recent successful return of Trading Spaces to TLC. Authentic Entertainment is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.
Prior to founding Authentic, Lexton worked as a show runner, director, writer and producer for numerous network and cable series.
Lexton graduated cum laude from NYUʼs Tisch School of the Arts and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Documentary Association. Her greatest passion is finding unknown talent and unique stories – often discovering that truth is stranger than fiction.