Former ABC Executive Channing Dungey Lands at Netflix

Channing Dungey (LOS ANGELES - AUG 07: Channing Dungey arrives to the ABC TCA Summer Press Tour White Carpet Event on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, CA -Shutterstock)

Former ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey has landed at Netflix after ditching broadcast television.

Dungey — the first African-American to head programming at a major broadcast network — is joining Netflix as vice president of original content, the streaming giant announced Monday.

“Channing is a creative force whose taste and talent have earned her the admiration of her peers across the industry,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement. “She’s a risk taker and ground-breaker, and talent loves working with her. I couldn’t be happier to welcome her to Netflix.”

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Dungey added: “I’m drawn to the forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative culture at Netflix, and the deeply talented people there.”

In her newly created role, Dungey will report to co-vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, and oversee deals with mega-producers Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris, who both recently joined Netflix after serving as showrunners for ABC.

Dungey left ABC in November, and will start her position in February.

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