ABC announced that president Channing Dungey will resign from her position. She is the first Black executive to run a major network. She was hired in 2016.
She said in a statement, “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment, and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to tackle new challenges.”
Bob Iger, Disney’s chief executive is grateful to Dungey for her work at ABC over the years. "I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to work with and mentor Channing; her curiosity, passion and creativity will ensure she is successful in whatever path she chooses going forward.”
She will be replaced by a Karey Burke, who is a program director at Freeform.