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History of Executive Producers and Head Writers


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NOTE: Exact dates are for on air credits

With help from Soap-News.com, and Classic As the World Turns: Principal Production Credits

Executive Producers

1956 - 65

Ted Corday (unofficially)

Mid to late 1970's

Joe Willmore

1978 - 1980

Joe Rothenberger

1980 - Fall of 1981

Fred Bartholomew

Fall of 1981 - October 1984

Mary-Ellis Bunim

October 1984 - October 1988

Robert Calhoun

October 1988 to May 1995

Laurence Caso

May 1995 - November 8, 1996

John Valente

November 11, 1996 - June 1999

Felicia Minei Behr

July 1999 - September 17, 2010

Christopher Goutman

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Head Writers

1956

Irna Phillips

Mid 1960s - 1966

Irna Phillips and William J. Bell

Late 1960s

Katherine Babecki

1970

Joe Kane and Ralph Ellis

1971

Winnifred Wolfe and Warren Swanson

1971 - 1973

David Lesan & Irna Phillips

1973 - 1978

Robert Soderberg and Edith Sommer

1979

Ralph Ellis and Eugenie Hunt

Late 1979

Douglas Marland

Late 1979 - 1981

Bridget and Jerome Dobson

1981

Paul Roberts

1981

Tom King

1981 - 1982

K.C. Collier

Mid 1982 - May 1983

Bridget and Jerome Dobsome

May 1983 - June 1983

Caroline Franz and John Saffron

1984 - 1985

Tom King and Millee Taggart

1984 - 1985

Cynthia Benjamin and Susan Bedsow Horgan

1985

Susan Bedsow Horgan

September 1985 to March 1993

Douglas Marland

1993 - 1995

Juliet Packer and Richard Backus

1995

Juliet Law Packer, Garin Wolf, Richard Culliton

1995 - January 31, 1996

Richard Culliton

February 2, 1996 - 1996

Stephen Black and Henry Stern

1996 - 1997

Stephen Demorest, Mel Brez, Addie Walsh (Interim Co-Head Writers)

May 1997 - Late October 1997

Jessica Klein

Late October 1997 - January 1998

Stephen Demorest, Mel Brez, Addie Walsh (Interim Co-Head Writers)

January 1998 to June 1999

Lorraine Broderick

July 1999

Leah Laiman

Late July 1999 to August 1999

Leah Laiman and Carolyn Culliton (Co-Head Writer)

August 1999 to 2001

Hogan Sheffer and Carolyn Culliton (Co-Head Writer)

September 2001 to May 24, 2005

Hogan Sheffer and Jean Passanante (Co-Head Writer)

May 25, 2005 - 2005

Jean Passanante

2005 - October 17, 2007

Jean Passanante & Christopher Whitesell (Co-Head Writer) & Leah Laiman (Co-Head Writer)

October 18, 2007 - January 24, 2008

Jean Passanante & Leah Laiman (Co-Head Writer)

January 25, 2008 - April 17, 2008

No Head Writer Listed

April 18, 2008 - October 5, 2009

Jean Passanante & Leah Laiman (Co-Head Writer)

October 6, 2009 - September 17, 2010

Jean Passanante & David Kreizman

Note: Strike episodes aired from January 25, 2008 to April 17, 2008 (58 episodes)

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