Chris Yakaitis is a television writer. He is a Staff Writer for HBO's The Deuce. He served as the Script Co-ordinator for the series pilot and was then promoted to Staff Writer when the series was picked up. He co-wrote the Season 1 episode "What Kind of Bad?" with Will Ralston.
He has been active since 2008 when he worked as a researcher for the fifth season of The Wire. He has also worked on the television feature We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (2009).
He was a Script Coordinator and writer for Treme from 2010 to 2013. He worked on the first, second, third and fourth seasons of the show. He co-wrote the teleplay for the episode "The Greatest Love" with Mari Kornhauser from a story by series co-creator David Simon.
He served as Script Coordinator for the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero in 2015. The show was created by David Simon and fellow The Wire writer William F. Zorzi.