Christopher Whitesell

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Christopher Whitesell is an American television soap opera writer. He has served as either co-head writer, associate head writer, or a breakdown writer on the shows he has worked. In April 2012, he was named co-head writer of Days of Our Lives with Gary Tomlin, replacing Marlene Clark McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas who had been let go.[1]

Positions held[edit]

Another World

  • Associate Head Writer: 1988–1991, 1995–1996

As the World Turns

Days of Our Lives

  • Associate Head Writer: 2000–2001
  • Co-Head Writer: October 13, 2008 – June 13, 2011 (hired by Gary Tomlin)
  • Co-Headwriter: August 17, 2012-Present (with Gary Tomlin, (hired by Ken Corday)

General Hospital

  • Co-Head Writer: May – December 5, 1997
  • Associate Head Writer: 1997

Guiding Light

  • Associate Head Writer: 1984–1986

One Life to Live

  • Co-Head Writer: 2001 – January 31, 2003
  • Associate Head Writer: 1993–1995 (hired by Michael Malone)

Sunset Beach

The Young and the Restless

  • Breakdown Writer: June 21, 2011 – June 2012

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

NOMINATIONS

  • (2006; Best Writing; As the World Turns)
  • (1995 & 2002; Best Writing; One Life to Live)
  • (1989; Best Writing; Another World)
  • (1985; Best Writing; Guiding Light)

WINS

  • (2004–2005; Best Writing; As the World Turns)
  • (1994; Best Writing; One Life to Live)
  • (1986; Best Writing; Guiding Light)

Writers Guild of America Award

NOMINATIONS

  • 2005 season; As the World Turns
  • 2001 season; Days of Our Lives
  • 1997 & 1998 season; General Hospital
  • 1997 season; Another World
  • 1994 season; One Life to Live
  • 1984 & 1985 season; Guiding Light

HW history[edit]

Preceded by
Richard Culliton and Karen Harris
Head Writer of General Hospital (with Janet Iacobuzio)
May - December 5, 1997
Succeeded by
Robert Guza, Jr.
Preceded by
Meg Bennett
Head Writer of Sunset Beach (with Meg Bennett: January 8, 1998 - October 5, 1998)
(with Margaret DePriest: October 9, 1998 - December 31, 1999)

January 8, 1998 – December 31, 1999
Succeeded by
Show Canceled
Preceded by
Megan McTavish
Head Writer of One Life to Live (with Lorraine Broderick)
January 2001 — January 31, 2003
Succeeded by
Josh Griffith
Preceded by
Hogan Sheffer
Jean Passanante
Head Writer of As the World Turns (with Jean Passanante and Leah Laiman)
May 25, 2005 – October 17, 2007
Succeeded by
Jean Passanante
Leah Laiman
Preceded by
Dena Higley
Rick Draughon
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives (with Dena Higley)
October 13, 2008 – June 13, 2011
Succeeded by
Dena Higley
Preceded by
Marlene Clark Poulter
Darrell Ray Thomas Jr.
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives (with Gary Tomlin)
August 17, 2012-Summer 2015
Succeeded by
Josh Griffith
Dena Higley

References[edit]

  1. ^ As the writing room turns, Daytime Confidential, April 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-31.

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