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W. Reed Moran
W. Reed Moran is a former Washington, D.C. litigator who discovered that it was writing and teaching he loved, not corporate law. Moving to Los Angeles, hired away as a staff writer on a "top ten" network drama, Reed subsequently wrote on other network staffs, sold several drama pilots, features, TV movie scripts and animation, as well as episodes for such iconic series as SIMON & SIMON, STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION, SWAMP THING, RENEGADE, MACGYVER, and BAYWATCH. He also wrote for the A&E network drama series HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, for which he received a CableAce Award nomination for Best Writing on a Dramatic Series.
Professor Moran has been a medical journalist for USA Today online and has taught English literature in the summer program at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. A graduate of Exeter, he went on to receive degrees from Dartmouth and the University of Virginia Law School, where he was Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Professor Moran teaches screenwriting and media history at CSULB.