Former ABC President Channing Dungey Ready To Take Charge At Netflix

Phillip Chin/WireImage

She be will joining Kenya Barris and Shonda Rhimes in walking away from ABC.
Keyaira Boone Dec, 18, 2018

Channing Dungey is the latest entertainment heavyweight headed to Netflix.

Variety reports that the former ABC Entertainment president has accepted a position as the vice president of original content for the streaming giant.

RELATED: Channing Dungey, First Black Woman To Lead Network Programming, Leaves ABC

RELATED: ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey Doesn’t Regret Approving The ‘Roseanne’ Reboot

She be will joining Kenya Barris and Shonda Rhimes in walking away from the network, and the restrictions of linear broadcasting, towards Netflix, which is said to provide more opportunities for creative expression.

“I’m drawn to the forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative culture at Netflix,” said Dungey about the move.

RELATED: ABC Comedy Exec Jamila Hunter Leaving To Join Kenya Barris At Netflix

RELATED: The Quick Read: Kenya Barris Secures An 8-Figure Deal With Netflix

“Given that ABC, the place I’ve called home for nearly 15 years, represents the gold standard of traditional broadcast, it feels like the perfect next step for me to join Netflix, the unparalleled leader in streaming. I’m invigorated by the challenges ahead and the opportunity to forge new relationships, and excited for the very welcome reunion with incredible talent,” she continued.

Prior to running ABC, Dungey led the network’s drama development team building relationships across the industry as she worked on developing shows, including Shondaland originals such as Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. She’s also developed Quantico, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Crime, and Once Upon a Time.

Congratulations!