In a statement the shows’ creator Agnes Nixon posted the following:
It is now my pleasure to announce that the future stories involving the lives of ALL MY CHILDREN's beloved characters are from now on in the capable hands of the co-head writers Lisa Connor and Chip Hayes, both of whom have a long and stellar history with our program.“We are excited for the opportunity to put the lives of our characters in the capable hands of the new writing staff,” said Prospect Park in a statement. “We appreciate their commitment to great storytelling that will build upon an already solid foundation for the residents of Llanview and Pine Valley.”
Lisa Connor collaborated with me on the final draft of the ALL MY CHILDREN Twenty - Fifth Anniversary Family Album. For two years she also served as a line producer of the program and was creatively involved in plotting and writing daily episodes since 2002.
In addition to his six years as a producer on MELROSE PLACE, Chip Hayes in 2003, became a vital member of those devising the ongoing drama of ALL MY CHILDREN. He remains in this crucial work through its incarnation on the internet.
I agree with Prospect Park's decision to replace the head writing team for ALL MY CHILDREN. However, I particularly want to thank Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder for their incredibly positive dedication to the show and their constant helpful attitude during many long hours of intense work. It is greatly appreciated.
Changes to the writing staff include the appointment of Lisa Connors, currently the script editor of ALL MY CHILDREN and Chip Hayes, currently script writer of ALL MY CHILDREN, to Co-Head Writers. Additionally, Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga have been promoted to Co-Head Writers of ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Jason Seidel will also join the writing staff of ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
ALL MY CHILDREN Co-Head Writers:
Lisa Connor (has won four Writers Guild Awards and a Daytime Emmy, has worked on shows including
ALL MY CHILDREN, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GUIDING LIGHT.)
Chip Hayes (ALL MY CHILDREN Writer, MELROSE PLACE Producer, Writer and Director.)
ALL MY CHILDREN Writers:
Rebecca Taylor (ALL MY CHILDREN Script Writer)
Suzanne V. Johnson (Executive on ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Head of Writer Development for ABC's daytime dramas, and Emmy award winning creator and co-executive producer of the web series, WHAT IF...)
Joanna Cohen (ALL MY CHILDREN Script Writer, journalist for Sports Illustrated)
Tara K. Walsh (Story Coordinator)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Co–Head Writers:
Jessica Klein (AS THE WORLD TURNS Head Writer, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 Executive Producer)
Marin Gazzaniga (AS THE WORLD TURNS and ARTHUR Writer; SO CLOSE Writer)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Writers:
Alex Douglas (USA Network's ROYAL PAINS Writer)
Jed Seidel (GREEK, GHOST WHISPERER, VERONICA MARS Co-Executive Producer; NASH BRIDGES Supervising Producer; NASH BRIDGES, GREEK, GHOST WHISPERER, VERONICA MARS, GILMORE GIRLS, FELICITY and HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS Writer.)