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Channing Dungey Exits As ABC Entertainment President



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Dungey, who made history in 2016, when she became the first black person in history to be the president at a major broadcast network in America, will be exiting her role as ABC Entertainment president when her contract expires early 2019.


"I’m grateful to Channing for her significant contributions and unwavering dedication to the success of ABC over the past 14 years,"

-- Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

While Dungey tenure as president was short, her career at ABC wasn't. Joining in 2004, she was responsible for leading the drama department, where she oversaw the rise of Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland properties. Even though it's sad that she's leaving her position, it is important though that we recognize the job she did at ABC and the many young black women she may have inspired. Whatever network she ends up with next is getting themselves a talented and inspiring woman.