Channing Dungey named president of ABC Entertainment Group

NEW YORK -- Channing Dungey has been named president of ABC Entertainment Group, Ben Sherwood, chairman of the Disney-ABC Television Group, announced Wednesday morning.

Dungey, who was instrumental in the development and success of hits like "Scandal," "Criminal Minds," "How To Get Away With Murder," "Quantico," "Army Wives" and "Once Upon A Time," will succeed Paul Lee who decided to step down as president.

"[Dungey] is a gifted leader and a proven magnet for top creative talent, with an impressive record of developing compelling, breakthrough programming that resonates with viewers," Sherwood said in a statement.

Dungey was previously the executive vice president of Drama Development and Movies & Miniseries of the ABC Entertainment Group. She says she's excited to start this new chapter in her career.

"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," she said.
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