The retirements of Sally Sussman and Kay Alden from soap opera writing won't impact the career of prolific TV scribe and former entertainment journalist Sara Bibel. Bibel, who served as Sussman's No. 2 on The Young and the Restless writing staff, tweeted:
Bibel first wrote for Y&R from 2005 until the Writers Guild of America Strike of 2007. She returned to the soap opera a decade later following stints at Amazon, TV By The Numbers and Xfinity. She also freelanced for Biography.com, XO Jane and Daytime Confidential.
As previously reported, Y&R Executive producer Mal Young has been named the soap's new head writer. His material is set to begin airing in October 2017.