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Name  Christopher Whitesell
Role  Television writer
Nephews  Evan Whitesell

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Siblings  John Whitesell, Sean Whitesell, Patrick Whitesell
Nieces  Eleanor Patricia Whitesell
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, WGA Award for Best Daytime Drama - Television
Nominations  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing In A Children/Youth/Family Special
Similar People  Gary Tomlin, Dena Higley, Josh Griffith, Lorraine Broderick, Melissa Salmons

Christopher Whitesell is an American television soap opera writer. He has served as either co-head writer, associate head writer, or a breakdown writer on the shows he has worked. In April 2012, he was named co-head writer of Days of Our Lives with Gary Tomlin, replacing Marlene Clark McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas who had been let go.

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Positions held

Another World

  • Associate head writer: 1988–1991, 1995–1996
  • As the World Turns

  • Breakdown writer: 1987–1988 (hired by Douglas Marland), 2003–2005 (hired by Hogan Sheffer)
  • Co-head writer: May 25, 2005 – October 17, 2007 (with Jean Passanante & Leah Laiman)
  • Days of Our Lives

  • Associate head writer: 2000–2001
  • Co-head writer: October 13, 2008 – June 13, 2011 (with Dena Higley, (hired by Gary Tomlin)
  • Co-headwriter: August 17, 2012 – August 18, 2015 (with Gary Tomlin, (hired by Ken Corday)
  • General Hospital

  • Co-head writer: May – December 5, 1997
  • Associate head writer: 1997
  • Breakdown writer: November 20, 2015 – present
  • Guiding Light

  • Associate head writer: 1984–1986
  • One Life to Live

  • Co-head writer: 2001 – January 31, 2003
  • Associate head writer: 1993–1995 (hired by Michael Malone)
  • Sunset Beach

  • Co-head writer: January 8, 1998 – December 31, 1999 (with Meg Bennett: till October 8, 1998; then Margaret DePriest)
  • The Young and the Restless

  • Breakdown writer: June 21, 2011 – June 2012
  • Awards and nominations

    Daytime Emmy Awards

    NOMINATIONS

  • (2006; Best Writing; As the World Turns)
  • (1995 & 2002; Best Writing; One Life to Live)
  • (1989; Best Writing; Another World)
  • (1985; Best Writing; Guiding Light)
  • WINS

  • (2004–2005; Best Writing; As the World Turns)
  • (1994; Best Writing; One Life to Live)
  • (1986; Best Writing; Guiding Light)
  • Writers Guild of America Award

    NOMINATIONS

  • 2005 season; As the World Turns
  • 2001 season; Days of Our Lives
  • 1997 & 1998 season; General Hospital
  • 1997 season; Another World
  • 1994 season; One Life to Live
  • 1984 & 1985 season; Guiding Light
  • References

    Christopher Whitesell Wikipedia


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