The writing team of Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin serve as Executive Producers on the second season of the FX drama The Riches. This is their second collaboration with FX, as they were brought on as Consulting Producers on season one of Dirt, starring Courteney Cox. They have been with The Riches since the pilot.
Their first job was as Staff Writers on the CBS series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, where they spent two seasons. Soon after they joined David E. Kelly Productions, and worked on award-winning series Picket Fences, Ally McBeal and Chicago Hope, receiving an Emmy® nomination for Hope.
They were honored with a WGA Award for writing the pilot of The Education of Max Bickford, and worked as Executive Producers for the shows run. In 2002 they became Co-Executive Producers on HBO’s Carnivale and served as Co-Executive Producers on the critically-acclaimed Showtime series Brotherhood, which won the Peabody Award last year for Best Drama.
Before going into television, Yorkin was a reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner for six years. While there, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles about a 12-year old prostitute. Prestwich was a published short story writer.