Channing Dungey
ABC/Craig Sjodin
United States


Her tenure as ABC Entertainment boss from 2016-2018 came with plenty of scrutiny for the former drama development exec. The spotlight grew brighter when she made the widely praised call to cancel returning “Roseanne” following a racist tweet by Barr and pick up with spinoff “The Conners” — minus its titular character. Dungey rose from ABC Studios’ VP of drama development to EVP of drama development, movies and miniseries for ABC Entertainment Group. Among her early jobs were Steamroller Productions story editor and production exec at Warner Bros., before forming Dexterity Pictures with Pamela Post in 2003. Dungey’s time at Dexterity revealed her knack for development, and her touch is visible in shows like “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Black-ish.” She will join Cindy Holland as VP of Originals at Netflix in February.


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


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Netflix Talk Heats Up as Channing Dungey Plots Post-ABC Move

Netflix Talk Heats Up as Channing Dungey Plots Post-ABC Move

When Channing Dungey closes a door, a bunch of other doors open.Dungey's next move has become a subject of speculation in Hollywood's creative community. Sources tell Variety that the departing ABC Entertainment president is already being pursued by a number of potential suitors for what could be her next big job — Netflix among them.Buzz around a possible gig for Dungey at Netflix began with the announcement last month that she would leave ABC, and has only grown louder since....


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