Jamila Hunter

by Justin Cates
Jamila Hunter
Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, Freeform
The Walt Disney Company

Jamila Hunter is the Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at Freeform, Disney’s millennial and Gen Z network that connects to its audience with bold original programming.

Hunter returned to Disney in January of 2020 after acting as President of Khalabo Ink Society, Kenya Barris’ production company.

Prior to this position, Hunter was Senior Vice President of ABC Comedy. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the development of all new network sitcoms.

Under her leadership, ABC launched the highly rated reboot of “Roseanne” and “The Conners.” Before stepping into this position, Hunter was Vice President of ABC Comedy, where she worked on projects ranging from the Emmy-nominated “black-ish” to audience favorites “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Last Man Standing.”

Hunter also developed short-form content for ABC’s digital initiative, abcd. Prior to joining ABC, she worked her way up the executive ranks through various development roles in Comedy, Alternative, and Digital Programming at NBC, Bravo, OWN, and 20th Century Fox Television.

Hunter started her career with NBC’s Olympic Division after graduating from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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