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Channing Dungey

Channing Dungey is a television executive from the United States. Channing Dungey is a television executive and the first black American president of a major broadcast television network. Back in 2020, she was named as the chairwoman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Studios.

Early Life

Channing Dungey was born in Sacramento, California, the United States, on the 14th of March 1969. Her birth name is Channing Nicole Dungey and holds American citizenship. Additionally, she is currently 54 years old and holds a zodiac sign of Pisces. Moreover, she belongs to the African-American ethnicity and practices the Christian religion.

he was born to her parents Don Dungey (father) and Judy Dungey (mother). She is the eldest of two daughters; her younger sister is actress Merrin Dungey. Very little is known about her early childhood life.

Channing Dungey – Education

In 1986, she graduated from Rio Americano High School. Moreover, she graduated from the University of California and later graduated from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television.

Professional Career

Channing Dungey got her start in the entertainment industry as a development assistant for producers J. Todd Harris and Joseph M. Singer. In addition, she later worked as a production assistant for Warner Bros.

She assisted in the development and supervision of a number of commercially successful films, including The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Heat (1995), The Matrix (1999), and The Devil’s Advocate (1997). Dungey joined ABC Studios as head of drama in the summer of 2004. On February 17, 2016, she was appointed president of ABC Entertainment, replacing Paul Lee.

The first black American president of a major broadcast television network

With this appointment, she became the first Black executive to lead the entertainment division of a major network. Moreover, she oversaw the creation of ABC Studios’ Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Nashville, Quantico, Army Wives, and Once Upon a Time.

Further, she was president of the division on May 29, 2018, when Roseanne was cancelled for the second time. Dungey previously defended Roseanne over racially charged jokes on the show. Moreover, she was the president of ABC Entertainment when a Black-ish episode was pulled from the schedule.

Moreover, she stated that ABC executives disagreed with the episode’s creative direction, which discussed NFL players kneeling during the American national anthem to protest police brutality and show support for Black human rights.

Left the position of president for the ABC Entertainment Group

On 16 November 2018, she left the position of president for the ABC Entertainment Group in advance of management changes triggered by Disney’s takeover of 21st Century Fox.

Caption: Channing Dungey, chairwoman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Studios (Source:
Warner Bros. Discovery)

In addition, she was announced as Netflix’s new vice president of original content on December 17, 2018. At Netflix, she collaborated with fellow ABC alums Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris. She left Netflix in October 2020.

Additionally, Dungey was named chairwoman of Warner Bros. Television Group on October 19, 2020, succeeding Peter Roth and reporting to Ann Sarnoff. She is now one of the few Black executives in a Hollywood television studio.

The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League announced Dungey and her husband Scott Power had joined the team’s ownership group on May 4, 2021.

Net Worth 2023

Throughout her professional career, she has earned a good sum of money. Moreover, her net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of 2023 while her salary and income are missing.

Relationship Status

Channing Dungey married to Scott Power. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with one daughter and one son whose names are unknown.

Because she is very private about her personal life and much information is difficult to ascertain about her. And it appears that she is happy with her husband and children, as there have been no rumours or news about her affairs so far.

Caption: Channing Dungey with her husband, Scott Power (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Meanwhile, she has kept a safe distance from rumors and controversies. There have been no major rumors or controversies surrounding Channing’s personal life.

Body Measurements

Caption: Channing Dungey talking in the program (Source: Deadline)

Looking at her appearance, she has a pair of brown eyes with brown hair colour. Many other details about her body measurements, such as height, weight, and others, are currently unknown.

Channing Dungey – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@cdflix’ there are over 5.5k followers. However, she is not active on Facebook and Twitter.