Pam Veasey is a force to reckon with in Hollywood. While her name may not ring a bell in the heads of many, her work certainly does. She is a talented showrunner who has worked with some successful TV shows and comedies including In Living Color, Gimme A Break, CSI: New York, and the District. She was born on 25th May 1962 in Pullman Washington, USA. She is married and has two kids. Pam wears many feathers on her cap because she is not only a showrunner, but also works as a producer, writer, and executive producer. She has been nominated for Emmy’s two times in 1991 and the year after. Details you may not know about her include:
She did not Create CSI: NY
As a showrunner, people would expect that she was part of the team that created the show. The fact that Pam has been working for CSI: NY since the day it started showing on screens until it was canceled in 2013 also suggests the same. It is, however, not the case. She came in after the development process and offered a hand with crafting the series in a manner that it delivers its distinctive flavor. The series was not all about forensic science as it was a combination of crime scene investigations and characters that keep viewers glued for all those years. As a showrunner, she has seen the show through cast departures, critical changes, hot scenes and a lot more.
She Worked on CBS The District
Before taking up her position on CSI: New York, Veasey had worked as a showrunner on The District which was airing on CBS. She had experience, but she did not jump right into her role. Pam started out co-running and as time went by Pam took on more responsibility. She only took up her position fully during the second season after Antony stepped down to become part of the development team.
Pam Veasey has a Degree in Political Science
Even though you have not seen her run for office, she has a degree in political science and journalism she earned from the University of Southern California. Her career seems to lean more on writing than political science.
Her Big Break came Unexpectedly
Veasey’s role as a production assistant on a comedy show “Gimmie A Break” opened up career paths ways in an unexpected manner. Her primary responsibilities were collating color pages, answering phones, and ordering lunches. The tasks did not kill her spirits as Veasey decided to use the platform as a learning opportunity to learn about various aspects of production and comedy scripts. Pam did not shy from asking producers and crew members any questions that were bothering her. After some time, she decided to get down to business and write a spec comedy treat. After reading her work, producers were impressed, and it earned her the position of staff writer. From her, her talent allowed her to thrive.
She Values Her Family
Despite the fact that her work demands a lot of time and hard work, Pam made sure that she spent enough time with her two sons. While working as an upper-level producer in television, she made sure that she spent the entire weekend with her family. For starters she clocked off work at 7:00 pm on Friday night and only got back to replying emails or phone calls on Sunday night at 9:00 pm. She also dedicated some hours in the morning and evenings to her kids forcing her to complete work during official office hours. At times she had to set her alarm to wake up early for writing to create that work-family balance.