Wonder Women: Showrunners

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The buck stops with the showrunner, the ultimate authority on a program’s creative and storyline direction, production, and other traditional roles of the executive producer. Like many other behind-the-camera power positions, women are making incredible strides controlling some of the most acclaimed shows on television. Meet a selection of pioneering women who literally run the show.


Kimberly Ann Harrison

Carina Adly MacKenzie
Roswell, New Mexico

Michelle Paradise
Star Trek: Discovery

Joan Rater
Council of Dads, Madam Secretary, Grey’s Anatomy

Julie Thacker Scully
Duncanville, Complete Savages, The Pitts