Chuck Bennett is Michigan’s Style Guru. He writes the Society column and a popular gossip column for the Detroit News called Society Confidential. A trailblazer among national major metropolitan dailies having won numerous national awards, he is the only African American male working as a society columnist, attending a minimum of 3 or 4 exclusive charity galas a week. As president of Chuck Bennett, Inc., Image Experts, his legendary event planning skills have partnered him with some of Detroit’s best-known names to create unforgettable moments, including MGM Grand Detroit, The Roostertail, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Compuware and Christian Dior.
Bennett is a highly sought-after master of ceremonies & called upon whenever a new restaurant or club opens in the Metro Detroit Area. He is the Fox 2 News Style Ambassador, appearing regularly on air offering tips on event planning, etiquette, style and fashion. A member of the Board of Directors for Danialle Karmanos Work It Out foundation, he has helped raise millions of dollars for numerous charities, including Detroit Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club, Yatooma Foundation for The Kids, The Rhonda Walker Foundation and his pet project, The Horatio Williams Foundation, for which he has spearheaded facilitating hundreds of college scholarships for at-risk youths.
Bennett is called upon annually by Hour Detroit Magazine to name Detroit’s Best Dressed. Other accomplishments include a 2-year stint as the Style Ambassador of Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s largest furniture retailer, and an appearance on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern as the on-air guide to Detroit soul food; Chuck also has a two-page, full-color feature in “Who’s Who in Black Detroit”, in the Men to Watch section. He is also the host of “Chuck’s Closet” a one hour radio show that airs weekly on Superstation 910 AM.