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


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.