Warren Leight
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Warren Leight is a producer and writer who worked on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the showrunner for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from the thirteenth season to the seventeenth season. Afterwards, Rick Eid was showrunner for Season 18, before Michael Chernuchin became showrunner from Season 19 onward. On April 22, 2019, it was confirmed he would return to SVU for Season 21 as showrunner.

On a suggestion from playwright Theresa Rebeck, Criminal Intent executive producer René Balcer hired Leight to join the staff of the series in its second season as a writer/producer. His colleagues included a reference to Leight's play Side Man in a third season episode, "Shrink-Wrapped"; a bickering couple argues about the motivations of the married couple in the play. Upon a recommendation from Balcer, Leight was named the show's executive producer and head writer in 2006 when Balcer left the show at the end of the fifth season. In 2008 he left the show after the seventh season he was replaced with Walon Green, Robert Nathan, and Ed Zuckerman to be the new showrunners for the show starting with the eighth season.

It has been confirmed that Leight will be executive producer alongside Dick Wolf in the upcoming series Law & Order: Hate Crimes.