Charles Barrett

Meet Charles Barrett, CEO/President

Charles Barrett formed The Barrett Company publicity firm in 1991 after holding top public relations positions with NBC for more than a decade.

He was in charge of media relations for shows including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Today Show, Unsolved Mysteries, and Fame as well as numerous highly rated NBC specials, including The American Film Institute Awards and The American Movie Awards.

While based in New York City, Charlie served as a book publicist to many major publishers from Scribner to Random House and masterminded publicity campaigns for a number of best-selling authors.

He has also held executive media relations posts with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation in New York and Capitol Records in Hollywood, New York and London, where he helped launch recorded music by The Beatles, The Band, Joe South, Freda Payne, Bobbie Gentry, Glen Campbell and many other acts.

Charlie began his media career as a reporter with The Associated Press in New Haven, CT and later served on the editorial staffs of both The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles and Billboard in New York. He has also authored numerous articles for magazines and newspapers on the performing arts and travel, as well as appearing as a contributor on major US TV and radio talk shows discussing celebrities, films, television and books.

Among his honors is the “Book Publicist of the Year” award given by The Book Publicists of Southern California.