Looks like a change has finally come in terms of diversifying the writing room at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. Amid growing pressure from former Y&R actress Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) and the National Urban League, the serial has given veteran soap scribe and director Susan Dansby, who just so happens to be black,a six-week trial deal.
Here's what Dansby tweeted:
"Good news on the job front! Got 6-week script writing trial with Y&R. Will start in Feb.!"
Congratulations to the uber talented Dansby, who most recently wrote for As The World Turns, where she was reportedly a large champion of the popular Nuke and Lure pairings. Before joining the ATWT writing staff in 2000, Dansby directed episodes of ATWT, Guiding Light, Port Charles and Generations. She got her daytime industry start as a production assistant at GL and also produced an episode of General Hospital, according to IMDB.
Dansby also penned a career self-help book about how she beat the odds to land a career in daytime entitled How Did You Get That Job? She rejoins GH's Michele Val Jean and One Life to Live's Aida Croal among daytime's black writers.