Channing Dungey serves as President of ABC Entertainment, a position she has held since February 2016. Dungey is the first black president of a major broadcast TV network. In her role she oversees development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC Primetime and Late Night.
Prior to her role as President, Dungey served as Executive Vice President, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group and Vice President, Drama Development. As EVP, she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies & miniseries and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment. Series Dungey developed and launched include “Scandal,” “Quantico,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime” and “Once Upon a Time.” As VP, Dungey overseeing development and acquisition of drama programming for the studio such as the award-winning and critically acclaimed ABC show “Private Practice,” CBS’s long-running drama “Criminal Minds,” the CW’s “Reaper” and Lifetime’s highest-rated series, “Army Wives.”
Dungey began her successful career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, Steven Seagal’s Warner Bros.-based company. She was later offered a job at the studio and served for five years as a Warner Bros. production executive, helping to develop and supervise a diverse range of commercially successful, critically acclaimed films.
Dungey is a magnum cum laude graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.