Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment Group president who pulled the plug on the Roseanne reboot, turned a page in her impressive career that includes becoming the first Black president at a major broadcast network.
The online streaming giant Netflix hired Dungey as a vice president who will oversee original content, Hollywood Reporter said on Monday.
“I’m drawn to the forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative culture at Netflix, and the deeply talented people there, especially Ted (Sarandos) and Cindy (Holland), with whom I’m excited to partner on setting the strategy for original content,” said Dungey, who starts her new position in February.
Dungey was expected to share the vice president of originals position with Holland and report directly to her. The Black executive will also have a direct line of communication to content chief Sarando.
Dungey, who spent most of her career at ABC, created a lot of buzz from industry watchers who speculated about Dungey’s next move following her announced departure from the network. It came after she canceled Roseanne Barr’s show over Barr’s racist comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
“Given that ABC, the place I’ve called home for nearly 15 years, represents the gold standard of traditional broadcast, it feels like the perfect next step for me to join Netflix, the unparalleled leader in streaming. I’m invigorated by the challenges ahead and the opportunity to forge new relationships, and excited for the very welcome reunion with incredible talent,” Dungey said.
Speculation had focused on Dungey either joining one of two Netflix-based production companies: Rhimes’ Shondaland or the Obamas’ Higher Ground. She has the best of both worlds. Dungey’s new positon gives her greater oversight of both companies, according to Hollywood Reporter.
“We’re delighted to be adding Channing’s expertise, leadership and deep experience to Netflix, and I look forward to partnering with her as we continue to grow and evolve our global network. I have been a fan of her character and approach from our early days as executives,” Holland commented.
Meghan Markle's Dad Slams Her In New Interview And Gets A Royal Beat Down On Twitter
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Thomas Markle says, I’ve been nothing but nice”. I’m sorry you insulted and verbally attacked your daughter, attacked Harry, Doria, bring up Harry’s deceased mother, went at his grandmother and called the royal family a cult. This guy must think we all are stupid or forgot pic.twitter.com/Tc8TZ5K7C7— Jasmine Harrison (@JasmineJay92) December 17, 2018
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GMB should be ashamed of themselves. If he really wanted to reunite with Meghan then Thomas Markle would by no means be using her for publicity. This whole situation where the Markles use media to try and manipulate public opinion of her is disgusting. https://t.co/5SvWZuonOx— jess o’lantern (@swiftsrafferty) December 17, 2018
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One thing needs to be made clear here: Thomas Markle isn't giving interviews because Meghan cut contact with him. Meghan cut contact with him because he started giving interviews about her.— Gullible Fangirl 🤡 (@SneezeCocoa) December 17, 2018
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The number of people trying to pressure Meghan Markle into getting in touch with Thomas Markle shows that we really struggle to respect women's boundaries. When a woman says she doesn't want someone in her life, we gaslight her and act like it's an overreaction.— Jen (@CantSwingACat) December 17, 2018
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Dear media, in 2019, let’s all agree to stop giving men platforms to publically beg for women. This includes Offset and Thomas Markle and frankly every other piece of shit dude who thinks he can manipulate a woman into doing what he wants. Thank you.— Ryzantias Magnaterrium ⚠️ (@trabblescrabble) December 17, 2018
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If Thomas Markle really wanted to be closer with Meghan again, he wouldn’t go on Good Morning Britain to say how she was ‘ghosting’ him. Not a cynical person, but it’s true. If you want a better relationship, you don’t need to go on GMB to get it.— kate🧣 (@prettylittlekt) December 17, 2018
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Thomas Markle, you humiliated her for the world to see. Then you add on by selling her out to whoever would listen. Jumping on her like the other disgusting Markles and you really don't understand why she's upset with you? Fuck off.— just from, morgan (@Legallycam225) December 8, 2018
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Thomas Markle can go to the nearest hell. You can't claim to love your daughter but you continue embarrassing, trashing her.Why involve the media if you are trying to fix things with her. He is an ass— Ms LJ (@Ms_Elljay) December 17, 2018
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Thomas Markle once again sells his daughter out to the press. You can’t apologize and expect communication from Meghan when you got the press on speed dial. He doesn’t see her as his daughter but as his meal ticket, same goes for the unborn grandchild. Disgusting and trifling pic.twitter.com/PYVYbvlE3K— Jasmine Harrison (@JasmineJay92) December 9, 2018
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