Will Shelly Altman Assume Head Writer Duties at The Young and the Restless? Jamey Giddens August 15, 2013 General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and The Restless 50 Comments Will Sony promote from within the current The Young and the Restless writing staff, to replace allegedly exiting scribe Josh Griffith? According to CBS Soaps in Depth, current staffer Shelly Altman is set to be named head writer. Have these people never heard the names Kay Alden and Sally Sussman Morina? They only happen to be the late Bill Bell's true heiresses apparent!