Emmy-winning co-head writer Michele Val Jean has left her post at General Hospital.
In November of last year
, Val Jean was promoted to the top scribe position after Bob Guza, Jr. and Meg Bennett both decided to call it quits
. Val Jean's promotion made her the first African-American head writer in soap opera history. Just a few months later, Val Jean was effectively demoted when Megan McTavish was crowned head writer and Val Jean was named co-head writer.
Val Jean will reportedly make a move to concentrate her efforts on writing for motion pictures. Val Jean had been with GH since 1993.
Elizabeth Korte who had served as second-in-command to Val Jean will remain as co-head writer under McTavish.
ABC had no official comment on Val Jean's departure.