Mary Ryan Munisteri

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Mary Ryan Munisteri is an American television soap opera writer. She was head writer of Ryan's Hope (1982–83), Guiding Light (1986), and Loving (1991). She wrote Mandy's Grandmother, a children special, which aired in 1981.[citation needed]

Positions held[edit]

Guiding Light

  • Head writer: 1986

Loving

Ryan's Hope

  • Head writer: 1982 - 1983
  • Associate head writer: 1975 - 1982, 1983–1984

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

WINS

  • (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983 & 1984; Best Writing; Ryan's Hope)
  • (1981; Best Writing; Mandy's Grandmother)

Writers Guild of America Award

WINS

  • (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984 seasons; Ryan's Hope)

NOMINATIONS

  • (1980 season; Ryan's Hope)

Connection to Ryan's Hope[edit]

Mary Ryan Munisteri was friends with Claire Labine and the insprational name sake for the character of "Mary Ryan" from Ryan's Hope.

HW Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Claire Labine
Head writer of Ryan's Hope
August 1982 – January 1983
Succeeded by
Claire Labine
& Paul Avila Mayer
Preceded by
Jeff Ryder
Head writer of Guiding Light
(with Ellen Barrett)

September – November 1986
Succeeded by
Joseph D. Manetta
Preceded by
Millee Taggart
Tom King
Head writer of Loving
1991 – December 1991
Succeeded by
Addie Walsh

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