Foto Jeff Melvoin
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Jeff Melvoin


Writer and Showrunner (»Northern Exposure«, »Designated Survivor«, »Killing Eve«), USA


Emmy award winner Jeff Melvoin has been a writer-producer on over a dozen primetime series and was showrunner on eight of them. In all, he’s been involved in over 470 hours of produced television, most recently as an executive producer on season three of the BBC America series, »Killing Eve«. Other exec producer credits include »Designated Survivor«, »Army Wives«, »Alias«, »Early Edition«, and »Picket Fences«. He was supervising producer of the CBS series »Northern Exposure«, for which he won an Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards. Other writer-producer credits include the NBC series »Hill Street Blues« and »Remington Steele«.
Melvoin is also founder and chair of the Writers Guild of America’s celebrated Showrunner Training Program, now entering its eighteenth year. In February, 2015, Melvoin received the Morgan Cox Award, the WGA’s highest recognition for Guild service. He has taught at USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA, Harvard, and the Sundance Institute, has spoken on college campuses throughout the United States and at media conferences around the world, and is one of several executive producers featured in the 2014 documentary »Showrunners«.
Melvoin is a past board member of the Mystery Writers of America (Southern California Chapter) and the Writers Guild of America, West. Before entering television, Melvoin was a Time Magazine correspondent. He is married to Martha Hartnett Melvoin and has two sons, Nick and Charlie.