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David Kreizman (born 1974) is an American soap opera writer. He is a graduate of the University of Virginiamarker.

Kreizman has been part of the writing team for the long running CBS Daytime soap opera, Guiding Light, since the late 1990's. In 2004, he was promoted to the position of Head Writer by newly appointed Executive Producer Ellen Wheeler. He replaced writer Ellen Weston. Much was made of Kreizman's age, 29, at the time of his appointment as Head Writer.

In July 2009, Kreizman accepted the position of Co-Head Writer at another CBS soap opera, As the World Turns. The change is to take place immediately. Guiding Light is scheduled to be cancelled in September 2009.

Guiding Light

Under Kreizman's watch, several new stories were introduced, most notably the introduction of Reva Lewis' illegitimate son Jonathan Randall, who proved to be much darker and volatile than many previous GL characters. The story engendered further controversy with Jonathan's actions; before anyone realized his true identity, he seduced his cousin Tammy, which initially caused her much anguish after his identity was revealed. The story wandered into further controversy when Tammy and Jonathan became a couple.


GL reached a record low of 2,009,000 viewers for the week of May 30, 2008. Its previous lows were 2,025,000 viewers (week of July 13, 2007), and 2,080,000 viewers (week of May 1, 2008). Ratings have continued to slide for most soap operas into 2009, including Guiding Light, which set a new record low viewership of 1,810,000 for the week of June 8, 2009. However, Kreizman and his team have won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, and the serial tied for Outstanding Drama Series in 2007.

Personal life

Kreizman's parents are Ira and Joan Kreizman. Ira Kreizman is a superior court judge in Freeholdmarker, New Jerseymarker, and Joan is a school principal. Kreizman married Natasha Katzive, an Associate Director on Guiding Light, on April 15, 2000.

Positions held

As the World Turns

  • Co-Head Writer: July 8, 2009 - present

Guiding Light

  • Head Writer: July 6, 2004 - February 29, 2008, April 14, 2008 - July 8, 2009
  • Associate Head Writer: 2002 - 2004
  • Script Writer: 1997 - 2002
  • Breakdown Writer: 1997 - 2002
  • Associate Producer: 1997
  • Production Coordinator 1996
  • Production Assistant (Intern): 1995

Spyder Games

  • Writer: 2001

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
  • WIN (2007, Best Writing; Guiding Light)
  • NOMINATIONS: (1999, 2003; Best Writing; Guiding Light)

Writers Guild Of America Award
  • WIN (2004 season; Guiding Light)
  • NOMINATIONS: (1998, 2001, 2002 season; Guiding Light)


  1. "David Kreizman Is Named Co-Headwriter Of As The World Turns" Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  2. "Soap Opera TV Ratings, June 8-12, 2009; Multiple Shows Hit Viewership Lows" Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  3. "WEDDINGS; Natasha Katzive, David Kreizman" Retrieved 16 July 2009.

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