Channing Dungey: ABC Names First African-American President

ABC names Channing Dungey as president, making her the first African-American to hold the position. (Photo: Google Images)

ABC names Channing Dungey as president, making her the first African-American to hold the position.
(Photo: Google Images)

Shadow and Act is reporting Channing Dungey has been named president of ABC Entertainment, making her the first African-American to hold the position. The author writes:

“Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, today announced that Channing Dungey has been named president, ABC Entertainment, succeeding Paul Lee, who has decided to step down as president, ABC Entertainment Group. Ms. Dungey, who was instrumental in the development and success of such hits as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will now report directly to Mr. Sherwood. In addition, Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and report directly to Mr. Sherwood.”

Dungey stated:

“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.”

Prior to this position, Dungey served as executive vice president, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries for the ABC Entertainment Group.

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