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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.

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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Sports Night, The Newsroom, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Episodes: And It's Surely to Their Credit, The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn, K & R, Part II, Lies, + more

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To ...more

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Alex Graves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The West Wing Writers

Birthplace: El Dorado, Kansas

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Mr. Frost

Alexander John Graves (born July 23, 1965) 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

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Veronica's Closet, Sex and the City, Ghostwriter, The West Wing, Big Love, + more

Episodes: Into the Comics (3), Veronica's Best Buddy, Eppur Si Muove, Outside Hearts, The One with Phoebe's Husband, + more

Alexa Junge is a television writer, producer and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on the series Friends.
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Allison Abner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Allison Abner

Series Written: NCIS, The West Wing, Without a Trace

Episodes: The Missionary Position, Suspect, Legacy, Penitence, A Tree Falls, + more

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Bradley Whitford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Age: 60

Birthplace: Madison, USA, Wisconsin

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Faith Based Initiative, Internal Displacement

Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959) is an American actor and political activist. He portrayed White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC television drama The West Wing, for ...more

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Carol Flint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The West Wing Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Unit, L.A. Law, Royal Pains, The West Wing, ER, + more

Episodes: Jefferson Lives, Brave New Pacifica, No Exit, Rewind, F.N.G., + more

Carol Flint is an American television producer and writer best known for her work on ER and The West Wing. She studied at New College of Florida.
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David Gergen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Age: 77

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Inauguration Over There, Election Night

David Richmond Gergen (born May 9, 1942) is an American political commentator and former presidential adviser who served during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, ...more
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David Handelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
David Handelman

Series Written: Sports Night, Love Monkey, The West Wing, One Tree Hill

Episodes: Evidence of Things Not Seen, Letting Go, Election Night, The Sword of Orion, The Sweet Smell of Air, + more

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

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Private Practice, The West Wing, Grey's Anatomy

Episodes: The Supremes, Privateers, Dark Was the Night, Undecideds, No Exit, + more

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: 58

Birthplace: Quonset Point

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Life on Mars, Celestial Navigation, The Short List, Bartlet's Third State of the Union, Stirred

Margaret Jane "Dee Dee" Myers (born September 1, 1961) is an American political analyst who served as the seventeenth White House Press Secretary during the first two years of the ...more
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Eli Attie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The West Wing Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: House, The West Wing

Episodes: Teamwork, Dying Changes Everything, Evidence of Things Not Seen, Opposition Research, Swiss Diplomacy, + more

Eli Attie is a television writer and screenwriter, and former political operative. He served as Vice President Al Gore's chief White House and campaign speechwriter through Gore's concession of ...more
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Felicia Willson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Felicia Willson

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Documentary Special, Bad Moon Rising, The Women of Qumar

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: 61

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Inauguration Over There, Arctic Radar, Ways and Means, The Two Bartlets

Eugene B. "Gene" Sperling (born December 24, 1958) is an American economist, who was Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy under ...more
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Jeff Reno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The West Wing Writers

Series Written: She Spies, Mork & Mindy, Too Close for Comfort, The West Wing, Duckman, + more

Episodes: Maddie's Turn to Cry (3), We'll Be Right Back, Heaven, He's in Heaven, Happy Medium, + more

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: 72

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Police Story, The West Wing, Level 9, VR.5, China Beach

Episodes: Quest, Lost and Found (2), Sisters, Lost and Found (1), Escape, + more

John Sacret Young (born March 24, 1947) is an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter primarily in television, perhaps best known for his work on the show China Beach. Young has ...more
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John Wells is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Age: 63

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Southland, The West Wing, Citizen Baines, Presidio Med, ER, + more

Episodes: Pilot, A Walk in the Woods, Faith, Dear China Beach, Another Perfect Day, + more

John Marcum Wells (born May 28, 1956) 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 ...more
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Jon Robin Baitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Age: 58

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing, Alias, Fallen Angels, Brothers & Sisters

Episodes: Matriarchy, The Frightening Frammis, The Rhapsody of the Flesh, Resolved, Patriarchy, + more

Jon Robin Baitz (born November 4, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter and television producer. He is a two time Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as a Guggenheim, American Academy of ...more
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Josh Singer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The West Wing Writers
Josh Singer Age: 47

Series Written: Fringe, Raines, The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lie to Me

Episodes: 6:02 AM EST, The Wedding, Unearthed, Inner Child, The Box, + more

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

Series Written: The West Wing, Party of Five

Episodes: Witness for the Persecution, Love and War, Dog Day After New Year, Too Close, Of Human Bonding, + more

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

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Journeyman, Sports Night, The West Wing, Franklin & Bash, North Shore, + more

Episodes: The American Game, Pilot, Timing Is Everything, Athletes Are Role Models, Galileo, + more

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

Series Written: The West Wing, Dawson's Creek

Episodes: Gone Quiet, The U.S. Poet Laureate, Catch-22, And It's Surely to Their Credit, The Women of Qumar, + more

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

Series Written: The West Wing

Episodes: Election Day Part I, The Cold, Disaster Relief, Process Stories, Access, + more

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: 68

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The West Wing, Mister Sterling

Episodes: Take This Sabbath Day, Two Weeks Out, Lord John Marbury, Next Question, In the Room, + more

Lawrence Francis O'Donnell Jr. (born November 7, 1951) is an American television pundit, actor, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an MSNBC opinion and news program, airing ...more
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Mark Goffman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The West Wing Writers

Series Written: Odd Man Out, Touched by an Angel, The West Wing, White Collar, Reunion, + more

Episodes: Han, Red Haven's on Fire, Power Play, Payback, No Exit, + more

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

Series Written: Kyle XY, The West Wing, Shark, Rubicon, Blind Justice

Episodes: Memory Serves, Debate Camp, Inauguration, Part I, In Your Face, + more