Channing Dungey just locked in a new position! The former Netflix exec has been named the chairman of Warner Bros. TV Group, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This news comes just two weeks after her announcement to leave Netflix on Oct. 9th. She will succeed Peter Roth, who’s stepping down from the position after his current contract ends early next year. Dungey will report directly to WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group chair and CEO, Ann Sarnoff.
“This is a homecoming of sorts for Channing, who was a production executive at Warner Bros. early in her career and we’re excited to have her rejoin the studio,” said Sarnoff, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “Channing is one of the most talented, visionary, creative, and respected executives working in television today. She has impeccable taste, a breadth of experience covering all platforms and genres, incredible relationships across the creative community, and a keen sense of what’s next and how best to get it to audiences.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dungey is also the former president of ABC Entertainment and was rumored to be the sole contender for the Warner Bros. job after Susan Rovner left for a top programming position at NBCUniversal. Speculation continued once Dungey left Netflix after just 20 months to “pursue another opportunity.”
“The Warner Bros. Television Group is the recognized industry leader in content creation and a true destination for talent based on its ability to produce across all genres and for all outlets,” Dungey said. “I’m thrilled to be joining the company at such a pivotal time in its history and look forward to working with my new colleagues at Warner Bros. and across the Studios and Networks Group to build on the incredible work of my predecessor, Peter Roth.”
By Shanique Yates – AfroTech