Diane Ruggiero-Wright // is an American television writer and producer. Her credits include That's Life, Veronica Mars, Free Agents, Dirty Sexy Money, Big Shots, the Mythological X remake The Ex List and iZombie, which she co-created with Rob Thomas. With Thomas, she also co-wrote the script for the Veronica Mars film.
Diane Ruggiero-Wright at WonderCon 2015
December 3, 1970
Ruggiero is a native of Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. While she was living in North Arlington, New Jersey, Ruggiero's writing talent was discovered by Mark St. Germain while she worked as a waitress at the Park and Orchard restaurant in East Rutherford, New Jersey. She is close friends with Jed Seidel and Rob Thomas.
- Cinderella story unfolds behind scenes of network TV Archived 2006-10-18 at the Wayback Machine Corpus Christi Caller-Times (March 8, 2001)
- On the Tube: Change is good: Show's creator sticks with renewed 'That's Life' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 31, 2001)
- Sepinwall on TV: Diane Ruggiero interview, 2006 The Star-Ledger (February 5, 2006)
- 'Veronica Mars' Producer Superpowers CW Pilot Tribune Media Services (October 17, 2006)
- Sepinwall on TV: Diane Ruggiero quits 'The Ex-List' The Star-Ledger (September 15, 2008)
- Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”),
- CW’s “iZombie” to Dine On Brains This March
- iZombie Creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero
- CW in deal with 'Mars" Ruggiero The Hollywood Reporter (October 17, 2006)
- Weinraub, Bernard (June 20, 2000). "Jersey Girl Makes It Big, at Least on TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-19.