Joined 7 months ago from Bronxville, NY
BRIDGE VP Publishing
Byrd Leavell is the head of Publishing at UTA. Tiffany Haddish, Don Lemon, Constance Wu, Ali Velshi, and others are among his clients.
The bestselling writers Chip and Joanna Gaines have recently hired him. He also arranged the first-ever imprint partnership between a major book publisher and a podcast network, Flatiron Books and iHeartMedia. The first, Stuff You Should Know, came out in November and was a huge hit. Seven more books are planned.
He also sold Guy Raz's How I Built This book, based on the podcast. There will also be new books from The Jonas Brothers, Brian Kilmeade, Julia Haart, Bret Baier, Penn and Kim Holderness, Aubrey Marcus, Drew Magary, Zac Levi, KevonStage, Amirah Kassem, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Tyra Banks.
Leavell previously ran Waxman Leavell Literary (now Waxman Literary), which published scores of bestsellers.
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