Beth Milstein is the associate head writer. She has a long soap history, starting with Days as an associate producer. She ended up on writing staff for several years and had co-head duties for a bit. She ended up partnering for many years with Anne Schoettle and they were script editors and script writers for Sunset Beach and B&B. Maria Bell hired her after the writer's strike ended when she fired all of Latham's hacks. Beth was a YR script writer/editor for a long time along with Schoettle though they wrote separate scripts, didn't collaborate. Pratt fired her and Schoettle to bring in AMC vets Rebecca McCarty and Kate Hall. Mal brought her back. In between she returned to Days to help Griffith as he ruined Days during Dena's six month leave.
Agree completely. I very much liked Browne's stint and liked Canary as Steve Frame. I think he worked well with Victoria Wyndham. I think the problems were the poor recasting of Alice with Linda Borgeson. (I actually liked Vana Tribbey in the role of Alice.) And I shudder at the name Corrine Jacker. Truly one of the worst writers to grace daytime television.