ABC’s First Black President Departs
ABC has been a leading force in entertainment for decades and the success is greatly due to its leaders. Recently there has been a shift in power. There’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Karey Burke. She is currently transitioning into the role of President at ABC. Her predecessor, Channing Dungey was the first African American to lead a U.S. broadcast network. In her time at ABC she was well loved and respected. According to Variety, Dungey rose to this position in 2016 after the departure of Paul Lee. She began her career at NBC as an assistant in the 90s’ and eventually rose to the role of exec VP of Primetime series.
In due time she transitioned to working at ABC. While at ABC Channing Dungey was very instrumental in bringing to air shows like “Scandal” and “How to Get away with Murder” with Shonda Rhimes. Although Dungey’s contract was not over, she decided to leave ABC and the board swiftly transitioned Karey Burke in. Burke comes from Freeform and brings many years of experience as a buyer and seller. (Variety)
To learn more about Channing Dungey watch The Hollywood Reporter’s video below: