Channing Dungey

Channing Dungey (born in 1969 or 1970) is an American television executive who in 2016 became the first African-American president of ABC Entertainment Group. This also makes her the first black president of a major broadcast TV network. She was hired as president on February 17, 2016, replacing Paul Lee. Previously, Dungey worked as ABC's head of drama and oversaw the development of ABC Studios shows such as Scandal, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Nashville, Quantico, Army Wives and Once Upon A Time. Dungey joined ABC Studios in the summer of 2004.

Dungey began her career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment. She later joined Warner Bros. as a production executive, where she helped develop and supervise a number of commercially successful films including The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Heat (1995), The Matrix (1999), and The Devil's Advocate (1997).

Dungey was born in Sacramento, California. She has a sister, actress Merrin Dungey. In 1991, she graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Dungey is married and has one daughter and one son.

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