Channing Dungey
Courtesy of Netflix
United States
2019

Netflix

Channing
Dungey

VP, Original Series

Dungey is setting strategic direction and overseeing much of the hefty programming slate at Netflix, including certain overall deals with the streaming platform’s high-profile creators. As ABC Entertainment boss from 2016 to 2018 — the first African American and first African American woman to run a major TV network — she oversaw the launch of “The Good Doctor,” revived “American Idol,” famously canceled “Roseanne” following misbehavior from star Roseanne Barr and greenlit spinoff “The Connors.” Her influence is visible in “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Black-ish.” In leaving traditional broadcast, Dungey cited Netflix’s “forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative culture.” Earlier in her career, she formed the independent production house Dexterity Pictures with Pamela Post. 

Career

  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • ABC Entertainment
  • Touchstone Television

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Channing Dungey Joins Netflix as VP of Original Content

Channing Dungey Joins Netflix as VP of Original Content

Former ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey is joining Netflix as the vice president of original content, Variety has learned.In her new role, she will report to Cindy Holland, who is also vice president of original content. Dungey is expected to start working at the streamer in February.“We’re delighted to be adding Channing’s expertise, leadership and deep experience to Netflix, and I look forward to partnering with her as we continue to grow and evolve our global network," said Holland. "I have...

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