Channing Dungey
Courtesy of Netflix
United States
2021

Warner Bros. Television Group

Channing
Dungey

Chairman

Dungey has been kept busy since taking the reins in January 2021, managing Warner Bros. TV’s most crucial creative relationships at a time of turbulence for the storied studio under AT&T’s ownership. The broader restructuring of the former Time Warner assets and launch of the HBO Max platform has spurred big changes in the sprawling operations of Warner Bros. TV. Now it has fallen to Dungey to strike a balance between WBTV’s traditional heft in selling widely across the industry and the need to rev up HBO Max with top-tier originals. Dungey has also gradually reshaped the senior WBTV team with the appointment of longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer as the studio’s current programming head and NBC veteran Rebecca Marks as communications chief.

Career

  • ABC Entertainment
  • Netflix
  • Touchstone Television (DEFUNCT)

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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