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Owing to its reputation for exploring new areas HBO was initially dubious about including a cop drama in their lineup but eventually agreed to produce the pilot after ordering a further two scripts to see how the series would progress. Journalism
Upon leaving college he worked as a police reporter at The Baltimore Sun from 1982 to 1995. Simon and his writing staff were nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2009 ceremony for their work on the fifth season.
David Simon (born 1960) is an American author journalist and a writer/producer of television series. Simon adapted the latter book into the HBO mini-series The Corner.