Janet Tamaro was a television correspondent, for among others, ABC News, and a best-selling author of such books as So That’s What They’re For! before becoming a screenwriter in 2000. Her first script was episode thirteen on the first season of Law & Order: SVU.
Janet was an Executive Producer, Creator and Showrunner on Rizzoli & Isles. She was nominated for an Emmy for Sleeper Cell, shares a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Series for Lost and wrote for two seasons on the hit series Bones. She also produced and wrote for The Black Sash, The Court, Line of Fire and was a consulting producer on Tell Me You Love Me.
Previously, Tamaro covered national news for ABC NewsOne, among other news outlets and was based in New York and Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. She reported and produced investigative stories for long-form newsmagazine shows, including Inside Edition and America’s Most Wanted. She won several journalism awards for her work.
Tamaro has a bachelor’s degree from Berkeley and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is married to motojournalist and Cycle World Radio host Steve Natt. They have two daughters.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
• Breaking stories
• Being a female writer and rising through the ranks
• Learning on the job