Chairman & CEO
Channing Dungey serves as Chairman and CEO of the Warner Bros. Television Group. She began her tenure at the Studio in January 2021. In this role, she has creative responsibility for all of Warner Bros.’ unrivaled television production activities, including the production of scripted, unscripted, and animated series for streaming services, cable, and broadcast networks. As of February 2023, the Studio is producing more than 110 series.
Select signature shows include Warner Bros. Television’s Emmy-winning global hit comedy Ted Lasso, Abbott Elementary, the All-American franchise, The Cleaning Lady, The Flash, Kung Fu, Manifest, Night Court, Peacemaker, Riverdale, The Sandman, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Shining Vale, Shrinking, Superman & Lois, Sweet Tooth, You, and Young Sheldon, to name just a few; Warner Bros. Unscripted Television’s The Bachelor franchise (including The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise), Paris in Love, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, and The Voice; and Warner Bros. Animation’s Batwheels, Harley Quinn, Teen Titans Go!, Velma and more.
Dungey was previously Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, where she shepherded high-profile series like WBTV’s Self Made: Inspired By the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, starring Octavia Spencer; the Hilary Swank starrer Away; and two series from prolific producer Shonda Rhimes, Bridgerton and Inventing Anna.
Before that, she was President, ABC Entertainment. During her tenure, she shepherded a wide variety of successful programming, including the hit drama The Good Doctor and the successful return of American Idol. ABC was the most social network on air under her leadership, raising platforms for series such as Black-ish, How to Get Away with Murder and The Goldbergs, and helping reinvigorate long-running series such as Grey’s Anatomy
Before that, she worked in drama development at ABC and ABC Studios, developing and launching such hit series as Scandal, Quantico, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Crime, Once Upon a Time, Shondaland’s Private Practice, and CBS’s long-running drama Criminal Minds, among others.
She was previously a partner at Dexterity Pictures and president of the film production company Material, after five years as a Warner Bros. Pictures production executive.
Dungey has received many accolades in recognition of her career accomplishments, including being honored with the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, presented by NATPE in June 2022. She was also recognized by Variety as one of its Power of Women: Los Angeles honorees in 2021.
Dungey graduated magna cum laude from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. She has been a visiting professor at the school and serves on the Executive Board. She is a founding board member of Step Up, and a board member of Children’s Institute. Dungey is also a Los Angeles member of BAFTA and serves on the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund. And she is a member of the Los Angeles Board of Governors for The Paley Center for Media as well as the West Coast Board of Directors for the Peabody Awards.