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Incumbents Reign in WGAE Election

The Writers Guild of America East announced the results of its elections for president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and council seats today. All positions were won by incumbents. Michael Winship, senior writer for "Bill Moyers Journal," was elected to his second term as president.

"Once again, I am honored to have been chosen by the members of the Writers Guild East to serve as their president," Winship said. "I thank them for their support. Many of the issues and problems we have addressed over the past two years continue, but within them are opportunities to continue growing our union and to further the interests of Guild East members and writers everywhere. Working with our Council, staff and members I look forward to the challenge."

Both Winship and CBS News writer-producer Gail Lee, who will serve a seventh term as secretary-treasurer, ran unopposed. Bob Schneider held off challengers Tom Phillips and Ambrose J. Raftery to win a second consecutive term as vice president. Schneider received 239 votes on 427 valid ballots returned.

Six freelance council seats were filled by returning members Susan Kim, Pippin Parker, Tim Carvell, Adam Brooks, Melissa Salmons, and Courtney Simon. Thee staff seats were filled by incumbents Phil Pilato, Sue Brown, and Duan Tollison.

The re-elected officers begin their new terms immediately, and will hold office through September, 2011.

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