Channing Dungey Named ABC Entertainment President; Hunt Talks Dungey with L.A. Times


February 17, 2016 – Channing Dungey has been named the new president of ABC Entertainment, replacing previous head, Paul Lee. Dungey is the first African American woman to ever lead a major broadcast network. Dungey graduated magna cum laude from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where she has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching the graduate courses Developing the Drama Pilot and Developing Comedy Series.

To read the story in Variety, Click Here.

February 18, 2016 – Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks with the Los Angeles Times about the appointment of Dungey at ABC. To read the article, Click Here.


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