Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer | Queen of the South
Benjamin Lobato is the Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer on USA’s hit show QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, which is entering its fourth season. He previously served as supervising producer and has been part of the writing staff for the series' entire run. He was formerly Supervising Producer on DirectTV’s ICE for Antoine Fuqua and an Executive Story Editor on NBC/Universal’s SHADES OF BLUE starring Jennifer Lopez.
Ben got his start working on CBS’s THE UNIT, and FX’s JUSTIFIED; for which he, along with the writing staff, received a Peabody Award, and WGA Nomination for Best New Series. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and degrees in Media Arts and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.Before beginning his career as a screenwriter, he served as a member of the military’s Joint Counter-Narco-Terrorism Task Force.