WGA East President Michael Winship


Crain’s New York profiles WGA East President, Michael Winship. The part time position of WGA East president requires the talents of a natural politician. Winship began his television writing career after graduating from Georgetown University. There has always been a strong political flavor in Winship’s choices of projects. From Crain’s New York:

”After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in government, he thought he’d have a career as a political operative — until he burned out working on the George McGovern campaign in 1972. He then moved into newspaper writing and public relations and landed at Channel 13 in New York City as a publicist for Bill Moyers. He ended up working as a writer on his shows off and on for the next four decades. In 2004, the two of them won a Writers Guild Award in the commentary category for ‘Wall Street Scoundrels,’ an episode of Now With Bill Moyers.”

Winship has also written for National Geographic Explorer, Nova, the television movie My Sergei and Smithsonian World.

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