Channing Dungey to Exit Netflix as VP of Original Content

Dungey is leaving to pursue a new opportunity

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Channing Dungey’s Netflix tenure was short-lived. She is leaving the company 20 months after joining as vice president of original content to pursue another opportunity. Her last day is Friday.

Dungey leaves Netflix at the same time Warner Bros. TV is looking for a replacement for Susan Rovner, though the opportunity Dungey is leaving for is not known. Rovner left Warner Bros. last month and earlier this week was named chairman of NBCUniversal’s entertainment programming division.

Dungey is latest original content executive to leave Neflix, which has reorganized its television operations under Bela Bajaria. Last month, Bejaria was named Netflix’s global head of television, which coincided with fellow VP of original content Cindy Holland’s departure. Previously, Holland had overseen all English-language originals for Netflix, while Bajaria was responsible for local-language content for Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, Africa, India, Asia and Latin America.

“I’ve known Channing for many years, and it’s been a pleasure working closer with her. 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,” Bejaria said.

Dungey joined Netflix last year following a two-year stint as head of ABC Entertainment. While at Netflix, she and Holland split the original content team, with Dungey primarily focused on drama, where oversaw a large portion of the company’s slate and its overall deals with Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan, Kenya Barris and Marti Noxon.

Deadline first reported the news about Dungey.

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