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Channing Dungey Becomes ABC’s First Black Broadcast President

ABC is experiencing a major change in their offices with the stepping down of President Paul Lee.

Lee is responsible for building the ABC brand by leading a strong team to bring TV watchers their favorite shows. Now, after only six years, he is turning over his position. Stepping in is the network’s Vice President of Drama Development Channing Dungey. Channing has been one of the head people fans can thank for Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico and Once Upon A Time. The new president said in a statement:

 “And I am truly grateful to Paul for being a valued mentor and friend. I’ve had the great honor of working alongside the talented team at ABC for many years and look forward to starting this exciting new chapter with them.” 

There is no information on why Paul decided to resign, but he did comment on how proud he is of the, “incredible team I built and the strategic, creative vision we established and successfully executed for both the network and studio.”

Congratulations, to ABC’s first African American broadcast president!



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