This has been the most lit Black History Month! Between Beyoncé’s SuperBowl performance and Kendrick’s chilling Grammy piece, black people have a lot to celebrate. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better television network ABC hired Channing Dungey as the company’s new President, making her the first African American woman to hold the high level position.
Channing Dungey has been with ABC since 2009 and headed their drama division as executive vice president. According to Variety Channing has worked on the development of series such as ” Scandal,” “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “American Crime,” and “Quantico.” Dungey replaces Paul Lee, who served as ABC’s company president since 2010. Dungey says of her new position:
I’m thrilled and humbled that Ben has entrusted me with this tremendous opportunity. And I am truly grateful to Paul for being a valued mentor and friend. I’ve had the great honor of working alongside the talented team at ABC for many years and look forward to starting this exciting new chapter with them.
Dungey started her career as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. After that she became story editor at Steamroller Productions, where she worked on the development and production of films “Under Siege” and “On Deadly Ground.” She would go on to join Warner Bros. as a production executive, helping to develop films “Devils Advocate,” “Space Jam,” “The Matrix” and “Twister.”
Started from the bottom, now we here! Congrats Channing!