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Craig Turk
CraigTurk
Active: 2001-present
Role: Executive Producer
Writer
Show(s): FBI

Craig Turk is an American writer-producer.

Biography

Craig Turk is an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and WGA Award-nominated writer and producer. Turk created two shows this year, both of which were picked up to series by the Network: FBI and THE CODE.

Previously, he was an executive producer of "The Good Wife," on the Network, which was named one of the best-written shows in the history of television. Additional executive producer and showrunner credits include "Private Practice."

As a writer, Turk wrote for several television shows, including "Cold Case" and "The Guardian," on the Network, "Boston Legal" and "Law & Order." Also, he developed several pilots for various networks.

In addition to screenwriting, Turk has worked on numerous domestic political campaigns, on behalf of candidates and specific ballot initiatives. He was chief counsel of John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000, when he directed all legal and crisis management activities, and supervised a nationwide network of attorneys, investigators and researchers. Subsequently, he served as general counsel of a political action committee, "Straight Talk America," where he was heavily involved in over 75 House and Senate races, as well as in the legal and political battles over campaign finance reform. As electoral reform efforts have broadened to include issues such as redistricting and ballot security, he has remained active, counseling elected officials, candidates and private sector clients. Also, he has been active internationally, advising political parties in Europe and Asia, lecturing and serving on election monitoring committees. Additionally, he provided strategic advice to the Sam Rainsy Party in Cambodia, and worked with the Government of Montenegro on a national status referendum.

Turk has practiced law in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C. and is an active member of the Bar Association in both jurisdictions, as well as of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. He specializes in election law and government ethics.

For the past five years, Turk has served as the chairman of the National Council on Citizenship, a congressionally chartered organization based in Washington, D.C., where he remains on the board of directors. Also, he is on the board of the Opioid Research Institute, and is a previous board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of Los Angeles.

Turk has written articles and reviews for numerous publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Slate and The Washington Times.

He is a native of Southern California and graduated from Harvard with high honors. He won a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in politics at St. John’s College-Oxford and graduated from Harvard Law School with honors.

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