LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” Dungey, who at ABC in 2016 became the first African American head of a network entertainment division, will succeed veteran Warner executive […]

All month we’ve been celebrating our achievers and dreamers and doers and thinkers and creators that prove the old adage that life begins at 40. If you’ve missed any honorees, check out the list so far: 40 – 30: Lucy McBath, Anthony Lynn, Broderick Johnson and more  and 30 – 20: Chadwick Boseman, Kamala Harris, Regina King and more then […]

TV & Film

The African American Film Critics Association has named “Get Out” writer-director Jordan Peele and ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey among the recipients of its special achievement honors. Alcon Entertainment’s co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove and Los Angeles Film Festival president Claudia Puig will also be recognized at AAFCA’s special achievement luncheon in 2018, which […]

Channing Dungey, the First Black president of ABC Entertainment, has finally broken one of the most long-standing racial biases in TV – her network has cast a Black Bachelorette. Despite the show’s popularity, it has remained a mostly white dating show which links a bachelor or bachelorette with suitors competing for an engagement. From The […]

  While Shonda Rhimes has put the world on notice that Black women can run successful TV franchises, women in television’s executive suite ranks have been few and far between with Black women fewer and farther between than anyone else. Channing Dungey’s appointment to the head of ABC Networks is one of the glass-ceiling breaking […]

Arts & Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Six months into the job as ABC Entertainment’s president, Channing Dungey said she’s clear about where she wants to see the “black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat” network go, including toward further diversity. ABC is “very proud that we reflect America authentically in all of its diversity, and we definitely […]

Arts & Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of ABC entertainment is exiting amid low ratings, to be replaced by the first African-American to head a broadcast TV network. ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee has decided to leave, the network announced Wednesday. His successor is Channing Dungey, who has been ABC Entertainment Group’s executive vice president […]