Screenwriter best known for creating the critically-acclaimed HBO series The Wire. He also created the HBO series Treme and wrote the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and Show Me a Hero.
He wrote for University of Maryland's publication, The Diamondback, while in college.
He worked as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun for over a decade, where he started acquiring many of the stories that he would later use in The Wire.
He was married to Kayle Tucker from 1991 to 1998 and in 2008, he married Laura Lippman. He has a son named Ethan and a daughter named Georgia.