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Channing Dungey Named President, ABC Entertainment; Paul Lee Steps Down

Paul Lee's Exit Comes on the Heels of ABC Ranking Fourth Among the Broadcast Networks in Adults 18-49

Channing Dungey has been named President, ABC Entertainment, succeeding Paul Lee, who has stepped down after inheriting the role in July 2010 while serving as president of ABC Family. Dungey, whose resume includes the development of “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will now report directly to Ben Sherwood, President of the Disney / ABC Television Group.

Ms. Dungey, who becomes the first African American woman to hold this position, was Executive Vice President, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group. In this position she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies & miniseries and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment.