Thursday, February 18, 2016

CHANNING DUNGEY Is FIRST BLACK WOMAN To HEAD MAJOR TV NETWORK!!!




Channing Dungey ABC Entertainment
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to ABC Executive Vice President of Drama CHANNING DUNGEY, who has been named ABC President of ENTERTAINMENT, making brand-spankin' new BLACK HISTORY as the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to HEAD a MAJOR TV BROADCAST NETWORK!!!
CHANGING DUNGEY replaces PAUL LEE, who was ousted in a power struggle with BEN SHERWOOD, President of Disney/ABC Television. She will now report directly to Ben Sherwood.
BEN SHERWOOD said;
“Channing is a gifted leader and a proven magnet for top creative talent, with an impressive record of developing compelling, breakthrough programming that resonates with viewers. We thank Paul for his many accomplishments at ABC and his devotion to the ABC brand, and we wish him continued success in the future.”
She has been with the network since 2009 (and its affiliated studio since 2004), is credited with developing many of the Alphabet’s successful dramas, including “Scandal,” “Quantico,” “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and “American Crime.”
CHANGING DUNGEY said;
“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.”
PAUL LEE said;
“Leading ABC has been a fantastic experience. I’m especially proud of the incredible team I built and the strategic, creative vision we established and successfully executed for both the network and studio.”
Executive Vice President of ABC Studios PATRICK MORAN will now oversee day-to-day operations. 
CHANGING DUNGEY began her career as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, where she worked on the development and production of such films as “Under Siege” and “On Deadly Ground.” Following that, she joined Warner Bros. as a production executive, helping to develop films including “Bridges of Madison County,” “Heat,” “The Matrix” and “Practical Magic.”

-CCG


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