President of Television, Khalabo Ink Society
Jamila Hunter was named President of Khalabo Ink Society, Kenya Barris’ Netflix-based production company in November of 2018. She joined this new venture after serving as Senior Vice President of ABC Comedy since 2016. In this role she was responsible for managing the comedy department and overseeing the development and production of all new network sitcoms. Under her leadership, ABC successfully launched the highly rated reboot of “Roseanne,” “The Conners,” and romantic comedy “Splitting Up Together.” Before stepping into this position, Jamila was Vice President of ABC Comedy for five years where she worked on projects ranging from the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series “black-ish” to audience favorites “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Real O’Neals.” During her first year at ABC she supervised Tim Allen’s return to network television, “Last Man Standing,” which ran for six seasons before moving to Fox. In addition to her network duties, Jamila also developed short-form content for ABC’S digital initiative, abcd.
Jamila was a key member of the creative team that launched The Oprah Winfrey Network and Senior Vice President of Alternative and Digital Programming at NBC. Jamila also served as Vice President of Comedy Development for 20th Century Fox Television and Vice President of Development and Production at Bravo where she was an integral part of the creative team that re-branded the channel and launched seminal shows such as “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Project Runway.” Before her time at Bravo, Jamila was the second executive to join the nascent alternative department at NBC as the team launched iconic series like “Fear Factor,” “The Apprentice,” and “Last Comic Standing.” Prior to donning her VP stripes, Hunter served as Director of Alternative Programs and Director of Movies and Miniseries at NBC. She started her career with NBC’s Olympic Division after graduating from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.