Former head writer Michele Val Jean has returned to the General Hospital writing team as a script writer.
Obviously, Van Jean is not a stranger to the General Hospital scene and her return as some insiders hoping that the show's off-and-on writing will soon see improvement. Val Jean joined GH in 1993 as a scriptwriter. In 1996, Val Jean was named associate head writer. During her tenure with the show, she penned the 1998 re-visitation of Luke's rape of Laura as well as Elizabeth's rape. For her efforts, she and the rest of the GH writing staff were given a Daytime Emmy. Previously, Val Jean earned an Emmy in 1994-1995.
In November 2000
, Val Jean was named head writer after former scribes Bob Guza, Jr. and Meg Bennett tendered their resignations. In being named head writer, Val Jean became the first African-American head writer for a soap opera. Several weeks later, ABC named Megan McTavish as GH's top scribe and Val Jean was given the title of co-head writer.
Val Jean left GH in May
of last year to pursue film projects.