Robin Green
BornRhode Island
OccupationTelevision writer, producer
Notable worksThe Sopranos, Blue Bloods
SpouseMitchell Burgess

Robin Green is an American writer and producer. She was an executive producer on the HBO series The Sopranos.[1] She was a creator and executive producer for Blue Bloods.


A Rhode Island native,[2] 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.[2] Green is Jewish.[3]

In 1968, Green worked as Marvel Comics' secretary-receptionist and "Gal Friday" for editor-in-chief Stan Lee.[4]

After moving on from Marvel she spent time as a magazine journalist in such publications as Rolling Stone.[5]

Upon entering the television industry as a writer, Green wrote and produced for such series as The Sopranos[6] Northern Exposure, A Year in the Life and Almost Grown, and wrote the Showtime TV movie Critical Choices.[citation needed] 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.[7]

Green is married to The Sopranos co-writer Mitchell Burgess.[8][9]


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


  1. ^ Franks, Don (October 28, 2004). Entertainment Awards: A Music, Cinema, Theatre and Broadcasting Guide, 1928 through 2003, 3d ed. McFarland. ISBN 9781476608068.
  2. ^ a b "Robin Green". Archived from the original on August 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Financial Times". Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  4. ^ 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".
  5. ^ "Robin Green". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Sopranos". The Telegraph. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Interview: "Blue Bloods" Executive Producers Leonard Goldberg & Robin Green". Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  9. ^ Josef Adalian (May 26, 2010). "Vulture Exclusive: CBS Finds Itself in the Middle of an Old Sopranos Family Feud". Retrieved May 5, 2022.