Meredith Stiehm has been a Guild member since 1994, and served on the Board of Directors for six years before becoming WGAW President. She was a writer and executive producer of Homeland (Showtime) for five years—winning the Emmy, Golden Globe, Writers Guild, and Peabody Awards for drama series. She was the co-creator and executive producer of The Bridge (FX), winner of a 2013 Peabody Award; and creator and executive producer of the drama series Cold Case, which ran for seven years on CBS. Other writing credits include: NYPD Blue (Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a drama series) and ER (two Emmy nominations for outstanding drama series). Meredith has written pilots for HBO, Showtime, Amazon, and BBC America. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English/Playwriting.