Barbara Hall
Executive Producer, MADAM SECRETARY

September 2019

Barbara Hall is a five-time Emmy Award-nominated writer and producer who started writing for television after her first novel attracted the attention of an agent. She sold her first story to Family Ties” and was soon hired by Newhart” as a comedy writer before being promoted to story editor.

As story editor, she honed her chops on the series “A Year in the Life” before co-producing “Moonlighting” and producing “Anything but Love.” Next, Hall was tapped to be executive producer of “Judging Amy,” starring Amy Brenneman and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, a series that earned critical acclaim during its six seasons on the Network.

Her next project was the Emmy-nominated “Joan of Arcadia,” which she created and executive produced for CBS. Hall went on to become a co-executive producer of the Emmy-winning SHOWTIME drama HOMELAND for its third season.

Hall’s additional television credits include writing and producing for the series “Northern Exposure” and “Chicago Hope,” both on the Network, and “I’ll Fly Away.”

To avid readers, she’s a novelist with 11 published works that have been honored by numerous institutions, including the American Library Association in both their Best Books and Notable Books categories. Hall’s literary works include the novels Skeeball and the Secret of the Universe, Dixie Storms, Fool’s Hill, House Across the Cove, A Better Place, Close to Home, A Summons to New Orleans, The Music Teacher and Charisma.

In addition to her five Emmy nominations, her achievements include a Golden Laurel from the Producers Guild of America, two Humanitas Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a TV Critics Association Award.

Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraHallHQ.