Janine Sherman Barrois

Janine Sherman Barrois is an Executive Producer on CBS’ Criminal Minds, which she joined at the beginning of season six.  Prior to that, she was an Executive Producer on ERand worked on the final four seasons of the show.  Before ER, Barrois spent five seasons on Third Watch, rising from Story Editor to Co-Executive Producer.  In total, she spent nine seasons working in the John Wells camp.  She has also written on Eddie Murphy’sThe PJ’s and The Jamie Foxx Show.  Barrois got her start on Lush Life, where she was placed after participating in the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop.  She has recently signed a two year overall deal with ABC studios to develop new shows.

In 2014, Barrois won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series. Previously, she was nominated for six Image Awards and a Humanitas Award. She is also active in the WGA of America where she serves in their Mentoring Program, as a judge for their Writers’ Access Project and, recently, on the board of their PAC. In addition, she serves on the board of the William H. Johnson Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to granting scholarships to African-American Contemporary artists. Barrois graduated from Howard University.

Follow Janine on Twitter: @jsbarrois