Channing Dungey ABC Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Salary and Net Worth

Channing Dungey (Channing Nicole Dungey) is an American television executive and producer who became president of ABC Entertainment Group in 2016.

Channing Dungey Biography

Channing Dungey (Channing Nicole Dungey) is an American television executive and producer who became president of ABC Entertainment Group in 2016. As such, Dungey became the first black American president of a major broadcast TV network.

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Channing Dungey Education

She attended Rio Americano High School, where she was a cheerleader and held a 2.4 GPA; later graduating in 1986. In 1991, she graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Channing Dungey Career

Channing Dungey began her career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment. Later, she joined Warner Bros. as a production assistant, where she helped develop and supervise a number of commercially successful films including Heat (1995), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), The Matrix (1999), and The Devil’s Advocate (1997).

Channing Dungey ABC

Channing Dungey joined ABC Studios in the summer of 2004 and worked as head of drama. On February 17, 2016, Dungey was hired as president of ABC Entertainment on replacing Paul Lee.

She oversaw the development of ABC Studios shows such as Criminal Minds, Scandal, Nashville, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, Army Wives and Once Upon A Time, as well as the second cancellation of Roseanne on May 29, 2018. She previously defended Roseanne over racially controversial jokes made on the show.

Channing was ABC Entertainment’s president when a Blackish episode was pulled from the schedule. She noted ABC executives disagreed with the creative direction of the episode, wherein the writers touched on NFL players kneeling during the American national anthem to protest police brutality and show support for black human rights.

On November 16, 2018, she left her role as President of the ABC Entertainment Group in advance of management changes triggered by Disney’s takeover of 21st Century Fox. Karey Burke, head of original programming for Disney’s Freeform cable channel, took Dungey’s position as head of ABC Entertainment.

Channing Dungey Age

She was born on March 14, 1969 in Sacramento, California, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2019.

Channing Dungey Family

Dungey is the daughter of Don and Judith Dungey. She is the eldest of two daughters, her younger sister is actress Merrin Dungey.

Channing Dungey Sister

Dungey’s younger sister Merrin Dungey is an actress best known for her roles on the television series The King of Queens, Alias, Malcolm in the Middle, and Summerland.

Channing Dungey Husband

She got married to Scott Power in 2003 and together they have two children.

Channing Dungey Netflix

On December 17, 2018, it was reported that Netflix had hired Channing Dungey as their new vice president of original content. She will report to Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content. Netflix said she will work closely with fellow ABC alums Kenya Barris and Shonda Rhimes, as well as with other top Netflix talent.

Channing Dungey Net Worth

Dungey’s net worth has not yet been publicly disclosed and it is also not known how much she earns.