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Michael Peterson

writer/executive producer/co-showrunner Bones

After a successful feature career, Michael Peterson transitioned to television by selling his first spec pilot, “Smooth Criminal,” to 20th Century Fox. In 2009, he began working on BONES, where he has since risen from staff writer to executive producer/co-showrunner.

Peterson is married to the absolute love of his life (who just happens to be the best script editor in town); they have two children.  As a native of North Carolina and a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill graduate, Peterson spends an inordinate amount of his free time following Carolina basketball and searching high and low for the world's best pulled pork sandwich.