All My Children's search for a new head writer is over -- the ABC soap has found two of them. Former Guiding Light head writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski have been hired to "bring new ideas" to All My Children. The pair won Emmys for their work on Guiding Light in 2007.
ABC has announced a first airdate for material written by its new head writers, David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski. The pair's stories first hit the airwaves on May 12.
As previously announced
, in January, Kreizman and Swajeski were hired to succeed All My Children's previous head writer, Charles Pratt, Jr. Pratt was fired as head writer in November 2009. Since that time, Lorraine Broderick, an Emmy-winning former AMC head writer herself, has been serving as an interim head writer to help guide the show through its writing team transition. Since being hired, Kreizman and Swajeski have been familiarizing themselves with All My Children history, the show's characters, and outlining where their stories will take the show.
"David and Donna are the perfect team to bring new ideas to All My Children while remaining true to its core by telling stories with a focus on the integrity of the show's history, its characters and families on the canvas," Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC-Television Group, said in a statement earlier this year.
Together, Kreizman and Swajeski were part of Guiding Light's 2007 Emmy-winning writing team
. Both have also earned awards from the Writers Guild of America.