John F. Smith

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John F. Smith is an American soap opera writer and producer. During the WGA strike, he chose financial core status with the WGA and continued working.[1][2]

Smith is best known for his stints as head writer of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. During Smith's tenure on Y&R, during a period of widespread audience erosion, its ratings increased by over two million viewers. Most of the gains occurred in 2004 when Smith co-wrote the show with longtime Y&R scribe Kay Alden.

Positions held[edit]

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Script Writer: January 22, 2008 – present
  • Breakdown Writer: January 22, 2008 – present
  • Executive Storyline Consultant: 2002 - 2003
  • Associate Head Writer: 1987 - 2002

The Young and the Restless

  • Executive Producer: May 2, 2005 - May 12, 2006
  • Co-Executive Producer: 2003 - April 29, 2005
  • Co-Head Writer: 2002 - November 2006
  • Associate Head Writer: 1986 - 2002
  • Script Writer: 1982 - 1986

Awards and nominations[edit]

Smith has been nominated for and won numerous Daytime Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and Producers Guild of America Awards.

Head Writing Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Kay Alden
Trent Jones
Head Writer of The Young And The Restless
(with Kay Alden)
(with Trent Jones: June 2002 - August 5, 2004);
(with Lynn Marie Latham: February 16, 2005 - November 10, 2006)

June 2002 - November 10, 2006
Succeeded by
Lynn Marie Latham
Kay Alden
Scott Hamner

Executive Producing Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
William J. Bell
David Shaughnessy
Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless
(with William J. Bell: 2003 - April 29, 2005)
(with David Shaughnessy: 2003-2004)

2003 – May 12, 2006
Succeeded by
Lynn Marie Latham
Josh Griffith

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