Robin Green
Born (1945-07-31) July 31, 1945 (age 78)
Providence, Rhode Island
  • Television writer
  • Television producer
  • Journalist
Alma materBrown University (B.A.)
Iowa Writers' Workshop (MFA)
Notable worksThe Sopranos, Blue Bloods
SpouseMitchell Burgess

Robin Green (born July 31, 1945) is an American writer and producer. She was a writer and executive producer on the HBO series The Sopranos and was the co-creator and executive producer of the CBS series Blue Bloods.[1][2] In the 1970s, Green was a writer for Rolling Stone.


A Rhode Island native,[3] Robin Green earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American literature from Pembroke College in Brown University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.[3] Green is Jewish.[4]

In 1968, Green worked as Marvel Comics' secretary-receptionist and "Gal Friday" for editor-in-chief Stan Lee.[5]

After moving on from Marvel she spent time as a magazine journalist in such publications as Rolling Stone.[6]

Upon entering the television industry as a writer, Green wrote and produced for such series as The Sopranos, Northern Exposure, A Year in the Life and Almost Grown, and wrote the Showtime TV movie Critical Choices.[7][8] In 2010, Green worked as an executive consultant and writer on the second season of police drama Southland.

In August 2018 Little Brown and Company published Green's memoir, The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone.[9]

Green is married to Sopranos co-writer Mitchell Burgess. Together, they created the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods, which premiered in 2010.[10][11]



Green won an Emmy Award for her work on the CBS series Northern Exposure. She was awarded Emmys for Best Writing of a Drama Series for episodes of The Sopranos in 2001 and 2003, as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 2004. In addition, she won two Peabody Awards and a Golden Globe Award for the series.


  1. ^ Franks, Don (October 28, 2004). Entertainment Awards: A Music, Cinema, Theatre and Broadcasting Guide, 1928 through 2003, 3d ed. McFarland. ISBN 9781476608068.
  2. ^ "Robin Green". Little, Brown and Company. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Robin Green". Archived from the original on August 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Financial Times". September 14, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  5. ^ Green, Robin, "Face Front! Clap Your Hands, You're on the Winning Team!", Rolling Stone #91, September 16, 1971, via "Green Skin's Grab-Bag" (fan site) ( archive): "It was three ago that I went to work at Marvel Comics. I replaced Flo [Steinberg], whose place I really couldn't take. Fabulous Flo Steinberg, as she was known to her public, was as much an institution in Marvel's Second Golden Age as Editor Stan (The Man) Lee himself".
  6. ^ "Robin Green". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Sopranos". The Telegraph. September 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Award: Robin L. Green, 77MFA". The University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  9. ^ "Book Marks reviews of The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone by Robin Green Book Marks". Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Interview: "Blue Bloods" Executive Producers Leonard Goldberg & Robin Green". Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  11. ^ Josef Adalian (May 26, 2010). "Vulture Exclusive: CBS Finds Itself in the Middle of an Old Sopranos Family Feud". Retrieved May 5, 2022.