Jean Passanante (the woman on the right), the current head writer of As The World Turns, will be joining the writing team of One Life to Live once ATWT ceases production this summer.
Jean will be an associate head writer with the OLTL writing team. Ron Carlivati remains head writer. For those unfamiliar with a soap opera writing team's structure, the head writer is supported by a group of associate head writers, whose numbers vary from three to five (depending on the show).
Jean has a history with One Life to Live: She was part of the writing team -- as an associate head writer -- from 1993 to 1996, and then again from 1997 to 1998 ... with a stint as co-head writer from 1996 to '97. Prior to joining As The World Turns, she served as head writer of All My Children and Another World.