October 12, 2020
Channing Dungey, VP of original series at Netflix, is leaving the SVOD giant after just two years on the job. Dungey, the first black executive to head a broadcast network entertainment division, had joined Netflix in 2018 following a career at Disney-owned ABC Television.
Dungey made headlines in 2018 when she called out Rosanne Barr for her racist tweets, calling the comedienne’s comments “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.” Barr was fired from the successful reboot “Roseanne”, which was subsequently canceled and retooled as “The Conners.”
The move comes following the rise of CCO Ted Sarandos to co-CEO, and the departure of longtime Netflix executive Cindy Holland, to whom Dungey reported. Bela Bajaria, who was promoted to head global TV production following Holland’s departure, wished the best for Dungey.
“I’ve known Channing for many years, and it’s been a pleasure working closer with her,” Bajaria said in a statement. “She’s a terrific executive who’s always carved her own path, and although we will miss her, we wish her all the best for the future.”