Jeff Benedict is a bestselling author of fifteen non-fiction books, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. His most recent book, the biography of Tiger Woods, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and is currently being made into an HBO film. Jeff is an executive producer on the film. He is also currently writing the biography of LeBron James.
In 2018, Jeff produced the motion picture “Little Pink House” starring Oscar-nominated Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn, with music by David Crosby. The film is based on Jeff’s book by the same title. He is also a producer on “The System,” a television drama that’s being developed by Starz and is based on his 2013 bestselling book on college football.
Two of Jeff’s most acclaimed books were autobiographies written for others. In 2013 he wrote a memoir for an African-born Islamic fundamentalist-turned Christian titled My Name Used to be Muhammad. It was a Book of the Year finalist. And in 2016 Jeff wrote Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young's bestselling autobiography QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. The book was the basis of "Steve Young: A Football Life," a documentary that Jeff helped write and produce for NFL Films.
Jeff has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, 20/20, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, Dateline, NFL Network, HBO Real Sports, and Discovery Channel. He is the founder and director of Institute for Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University.