TV Writers List of The Wire Writers

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

List features writers like Dennis Lehane and David Mills.

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

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Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Chris Collins Chris Collins is an American television writer and producer. He has worked on the HBO dramas The Sopranos and The Wire. He was an executive story editor for the Starz drama series Crash. He is a ...more

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David H. Melnick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Wire Writers
David H. Melnick

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David Mills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Wire Writers
David Mills Died at 49 (1961-2010) David Eugene Mills was an American journalist, writer and producer of television programs. He was an executive producer and writer of the HBO miniseries The Corner, for which he won two Emmy ...more

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David Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Wire Writers
David Simon age 58 David Simon is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for twelve years and wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing ...more

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Dennis Lehane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Dennis Lehane age 53 Dennis Lehane is an American author. He has written several novels; the first several were a series of mysteries featuring a couple of protagonists and other recurring characters, including A ...more

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Ed Burns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Ed Burns age 72 Ed Burns is a producer, screenwriter, and novelist. He has worked closely with writing partner David Simon. They have collaborated on The Corner and The Wire. Burns is a former Baltimore police ...more

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Eric Overmyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Eric Overmyer age 67 Eric Ellis Overmyer is an American writer and producer. He has written and/or produced numerous TV shows, including St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Wire, New ...more

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George Pelecanos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Wire Writers
George Pelecanos age 61 George P. Pelecanos is an American author. Many of his works are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is also a film and television producer ...more

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Joy Lusco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Joy Lusco Joy Lusco, also known as Joy Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken, is an American film and television director and writer. She often works with her husband, Scott Kecken. She has worked on the HBO drama ...more

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Kia Corthron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Kia Corthron age 57 Kia Corthron is an American playwright, activist, and television writer. She wrote an episode of The Wire entitled "Know Your Place", as well as an episode of The Jury called ...more

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Rafael Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Rafael Alvarez age 60 Rafael Álvarez is a tv and film producer.

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Richard Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Richard Price age 69 Richard Price is an American novelist and screenwriter, known for the books The Wanderers, Clockers and Lush Life.

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Shamit Choksey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Shamit Choksey

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William F. Zorzi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The Wire Writers
William F. Zorzi William F. Zorzi is an American journalist and screenwriter. He worked at The Baltimore Sun for almost twenty years and covered politics for the majority of his career. He has also written for ...more