Netflix is becoming the new home for Black executives. This trend continues with the announcement of former ABC executive Channing Dungey as the new vice president of original content for the streaming service giant.
Dungey will team up with Cindy Holland who has the same position at the streaming service to set up strategic direction and will oversee new deals coming down the pike for Netflix.
While at ABC, Dungey was not only the president, she was head of the network’s drama development team responsible for ABC hits like Quantico, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and more. Dungey became the first black executive to run one of the Big Four networks’ entertainment divisions when she was named ABC Entertainment president in February 2016.
Remarking on the decorated resume and expertise of the new Vice-President of original content, Netflix COO said, “Channing is a creative force whose taste and talent have earned her the admiration of her peers across the industry. She’s a risk taker and ground-breaker and talent love working with her. I couldn’t be happier to welcome her to Netflix.”
Dungey is the latest African American to jump ship to Netflix. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away From Murder creator Shonda Rhimes both announced their departure from ABC to the greener pastures of Netflix.