Sony Confirms Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante as Head Writers of The Young and the Restless

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It's official. Sony TV has confirmed Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante as head writers of The Young and the Restless. Veep Steve Kent made the announcement Thursday in a press release.


“Shelly has been an important part of the Y&R writing team since joining the show last year and Jean brings with her a wealth of daytime writing experience. We are excited to have these two talented daytime veterans leading our writing team at Y&R,” said Kent.  “We are also thrilled to have Tracey take on a new role and we look forward to her creative input to the show.”

In other news, former

General Hospital


All My Children


Tracey Thomson

, who has been with


since 2012,

has been named co-head writer of daytime's top soap.