Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Writers/Producers of 2008
No. 7: Jill Lorie Hurst - Guiding Light
Guiding Light may have more head writers than it does sets these days, but at this point, we aren't ashamed to admit it, we only care about one, and that's Jill Lorie Hurst. The moment Grant Aleksander revealed that it was his friendship with Hurst that helped him make the decision to return to Guiding Light we sat up and took notice. Any writer who could get Phillip Spaulding back on our screens is the one we want in charge of this struggling soap. Casting finesse aside, GL has improved drastically in recent months in terms of writing and we hear that's due in large part to Hurst as well. If Hurst keeps this up, maybe we will retire all mentions of Kim Zimmer's famous sweaty balls comment? Nah.