Entertainment List of The West Wing Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for The West Wing, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for The West Wing. Staff writers as well as guest writers for The West Wing are included when available, along with more information about each The West Wing writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of The West Wing, then this writing staff from The West Wing should be studied closely.

List features writers like Aaron Sorkin and Bradley Whitford.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for The West Wing?”

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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 57
Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, ...more

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Alex Graves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Alexander "Alex" Graves is an American film director, television director, television producer and screenwriter.

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Alexa Junge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Alexa Junge is a television writer, producer and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on the series Friends. A four-time Emmy and WGA Award nominee, Junge grew up in Los Angeles and ...more

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Allison Abner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Allison Abner

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Bradley Whitford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 59
Bradley Whitford is an American film and television actor. He has played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the ...more

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Carol Flint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Carol Flint is an American television producer and writer best known for her work on ER and The West Wing. Flint started her writing career with television series China Beach. After that series ...more

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David Gergen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 76
David Richmond Gergen is an American political commentator and former presidential advisor who served during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. ...more

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David Handelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
David Handelman
David Handelman is a screenwriter.

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Debora Cahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Debora T. Cahn is an American television writer, most notable for her work on The West Wing. Following The West Wing's end, Cahn was hired as a producer for Grey's Anatomy.

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Dee Dee Myers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 57
Dee Dee Myers, a political analyst, was the White House Press Secretary during the first two years of the Clinton administration, from January 1993 to December 1994. She was the first woman and ...more

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Eli Attie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Eli Attie is a writer, producer, and former political operative. He served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and then as Vice President Al Gore's chief White House and campaign ...more

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Felicia Willson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Felicia Willson
Felicia Wilson is a writer.

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Gene Sperling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 60
Eugene "Gene" B. Sperling was Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Jeff Reno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Jeff Reno is a television producer and screenwriter.

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John Sacret Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 71
John Sacret Young is an author, producer, director, and screenwriter primarily in television. Young has been nominated for seven Emmys and seven Writers Guild of America Awards, winning two WGA ...more

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John Wells is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 62
John Marcum Wells is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director. He is best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third ...more

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Jon Robin Baitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 57
Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, screenwriter, television producer, and occasional actor. Baitz is currently a professor at Stony Brook Southampton and The New School where he is ...more

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Josh Singer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Josh Singer age 46
Josh Singer is an American television writer and producer, whose work includes writing and producing episodes of The West Wing, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Lie to Me, and the FOX ...more

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Julia Dahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Julia Dahl is a screenwriter and an actress.

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Kevin Falls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Kevin Falls is an American television writer and producer. He was the creator and showrunner of the NBC television drama Journeyman. He worked as a consulting producer and writer on Shark. He ...more

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Laura Glasser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Laura Glasser

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Lauren Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Lauren Schmidt
Lauren E. Schmidt is a screenwriter.

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Lawrence O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
age 67
Lawrence Francis O'Donnell, Jr. is an American political analyst, journalist, actor, producer, writer, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, a Monday through Thursday evening MSNBC ...more

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Mark Goffman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Mark Goffman is an American television writer and producer. He served as executive producer for USA Network’s TV series White Collar and also served as showrunner for seasons 1 and 2 on Fox’s ...more

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Michael Oates Palmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Michael Oates Palmer