Channing Dungey, the Veteran TV industry executive, was named as the next chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group.
Channing Dungey Chairman Of Warner Bros
Channing joined ABC in 2016 and became the first African American head of a network entertainment division. Now she will be succeeding the veteran Warner executive Peter Roth. Peter is planning to step down from the post early next year, the company announced on Monday.
Veteran TV industry executive Dunge has been part of assignments at ABC and Netflix. She had also guided the hit series, including “Scandal.”
She resigned Netflix earlier this month, provoking reports that she was now destined to work with the Warner Bros.
The Warner Bros. Television Group is part of the leading company WarnerMedia group that includes HBO and recently launched HBO Max streaming service.
Dungey said in a statement, “This is such an electric time in our industry, and we have so much opportunity available to us between Warner Bros.’ core businesses and HBO Max, I cannot wait to dive in, ”.
Netflix and ABC Assignment
Her career at ABC spanned for 14 years, also working as a series development executive. Later, Dungey was hired by Netflix as the vice president for original series in late 2018.
At ABC, Dungey was responsible for shows like: “The Good Doctor,” the revival of “American Idol” and the “Roseanne” reboot with Roseanne Barr. But the sitcom was later cancelled in 2018 over a racist tweet from Barr that Dungey named “repugnant.”
Also, Channing tenured at Netflix. She was working alongside shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes. Also, working among the well-known producers and actors lured to the streaming service with lucrative contracts.
She also oversaw projects like “Away” with Hilary Swank and Octavia Spencer’s “Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam CJ Walker.”
FYI: Canning also joined Pearlena Igbokwe, head of NBC Universal’s television studios, being a rare Black executive in charge of a TV studio.