Lorraine Broderick

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Lorraine Broderick

American television soap opera writer who got her start on All My Children as a prot add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1948.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connection: David Kreizman

Linked to: Drexel University, American Broadcasting Company, Mt. Holyoke College




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Lorraine Broderick was born in 1948 add something


Lorraine Broderick graduated from Andover High School in 1966 and Mt. Holyoke College in 1970 add something


She joined "All My Children" as scriptwriter and breakdown writer in 1979, under the guidance of then-head writer Agnes Nixon add something


In 1982, Broderick would promote to an Associate Head Writer alongside fellow Nixon protégée Wisner Washam, who himself would be promoted to Head Writer the following year add something


Broderick won her first Outstanding Writing Team Daytime Emmy award as head writer alongside Washam in 1988 add something


However, a network mandate for creative changes had Broderick demoted back to Associate Head Writer, when Margaret DePriest was appointed head writer of "All My Children" in early 1989 add something


While Broderick wrote for "Guiding Light", the show received much critical acclaim, and the early 1990s are widely considered to have been a golden era for the show add something


After 12 years with All My Children's writing team, Broderick left in 1991 to become the co-head writer of "Guiding Light" add something


In the spring of 1995, when Megan McTavish was fired from her writing post at "All My Children", Broderick left her post as Associate Head Writer of "Another World" to once again become AMC's head writer add something


She left "All My Children" for the second time in December 1997 when ABC Daytime decided to bring back McTavish add something


In early 1998, Broderick was hired at CBS Daytime's "As the World Turns" where her most notable story was the resurrection of evil David Stenbeck and the switch of Lily Snyder's baby with another baby add something


In July 1999, a complete behind-the-scenes overhaul at the show led to Broderick's exit add something


Broderick joined "Port Charles" as an Associate Head Writer, before being appointed head writer of "One Life to Live" in January 2001 add something


In 2003, she was demoted to associate head writer upon the return of famed "One Life to Live" writing team Michael Malone and Josh Griffith add something


Broderick left "One Life to Live" altogether in 2004, returning to "Guiding Light" for a short stint as Associate Head Writer, during the show's transition to a new head writing team add something


On January 13, 2010, ABC announced David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski as the new head writers add something


Broderick would continue as the interim head writer until her successors were in place on March 15, 2010 add something


On April 2, 2011, amid rumors of "All My Children's" possible cancellation, Soaps in Depth broke the news via Twitter that Broderick was once again named the show's head writer, replacing Kreizman and Swajeski add something


She was the last head writer of "All My Children", penning the show through its finale on September 23, 2011 add something


The show's cancellation was announced just two weeks later, with Broderick writing the show through its conclusion on September 23, 2011 add something


She returned to "One Life to Live" as a breakdown writer until that show's finale on January 13, 2012 add something


In April 2012, it was confirmed that Broderick would join the team of new "Days of our Lives" co-head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell as a breakdown writer add something