Vicki Dummer is executive vice president, ABC Media Group, Current Series & Specials for the ABC Entertainment Group. In her current duties Ms. Dummer is responsible for entertainment programming for syndication and ABC Daytime, as well as the development of new programming. She also oversees all scripted current series and special programming for ABC's primetime block, including "The Academy Awards," the "American Music Awards," "Country Music Awards" and the "Billboard Music Awards." She reports to Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group.
Previously Ms. Dummer was senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night, ABC Entertainment, since June 2009. In that position she was responsible for the development and oversight of numerous programs, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Supernanny," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank" and "Wipeout."
She began her career at ABC in October 1996 in the Comedy Series Programming department. She worked on several of ABC's most popular series, including "8 Simple Rules," "According to Jim," "Dharma & Greg," "The Drew Carey Show," "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."
Prior to joining ABC, Ms. Dummer was a senior program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. She has also held posts as executive director of a statewide service organization for dancers and performance artists, and was manager of a modern dance company.
Ms. Dummer received a Bachelor of Arts in arts administration from The Ohio State University.
© 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
All rights reserved.