Fox Alum Missy Birns-Halperin Joins National Geographic Partners

Missy Birns-Halperin has joined National Geographic Partners as exec VP of global talent.

The hire is a sign of Nat Geo’s push to expand its profile in the talent community, as well efforts to engage directly with fans and pursue more elaborate marketing campaigns.

Based in Los Angeles, Birns-Halperin will report to Chris Albert, exec VP of global communications and talent relations. She will focus on nurturing new talent and working with Albert and Nat Geo chief marketing officer Jill Cress on cultivating Nat Geo “super fans.”

Birns-Halperin spent nearly 30 years leading talent relations for Fox Broadcasting Co. She shepherded the stars of Fox’s early successes including “21 Jump Street” and “Married … With Children” through the “American Idol” and “Empire” years. She left the network in 2016 and set up her own shingle, Missy Halperin Talent Group. She had been working with Nat Geo prior to signing on full time.

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