Chad Hodge grew up outside of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with degrees in communication studies and business. While at Northwestern, he produced his first television show, a one-hour soap called "University Place." The Chicago Tribune called the show "phenomenal," and increasing national attention landed Hodge his first television writing job in Hollywood. At 23, he created "All About Us," a single-camera half-hour series for NBC.
Hodge quickly made the leap to primetime drama and wrote for several series including "Veritas: The Quest" and "Tru Calling." He also scripted a number of television movies, including "This Time Around" and "I Want to Marry Ryan Banks," starring Bradley Cooper. In 2006, Hodge created "Runaway," the critically acclaimed series starring Donnie Wahlberg, which marked the first new drama to air on The CW.
Currently, Hodge is also scripting a movie for HBO called "Oh My God: The Anita Bryant Story," a biopic about the notorious orange juice spokeswoman and religious anti-gay rights activist.