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Warner Bros TV Picks Former ABC Executive as New Chairwoman

Warner Bros Television Group’s AT&T unit announced on Monday afternoon that former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as its new chairwoman, replacing television executive Peter Roth who will step down in 2021.

Warner Bros Television Group’s AT&T unit announced on Monday afternoon that former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as its new chairwoman, replacing television executive Peter Roth who will step down in 2021.

Dungey will start her tenure next year’s first quarter and will report to chief executive of Warner Media Studios and Networks Group Ann Sarnoff. 

According to her LinkedIn profile, Dungey, who is currently the vice president of Original Series at Netflix, has previously worked at Walt Disney Co’s ABC network for nearly two decades. 

She was promoted to president of entertainment at ABC in the year 2016, becoming the first black person to run entertainment programming at a big US broadcast TV network.

Warner Bros TV announced last week that Roth would resign from his role next year, after having worked at the entertainment company for over two decades and overseen the development of several hit shows including “The Big Bang Theory” and “The West Wing.”

 

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