ABC Head of Comedy Joins Kenya Barris’s Khalabo Ink Society


Jamila Hunter, ABC’s head of comedy, is exiting the network after seven years to join Kenya Barris’s Khalabo Ink Society as president.

Hunter will run the company under its Netflix overall deal, aimed at developing new comedy series. She is reuniting with Barris after working together on the hit ABC series black-ish.

“Jamila has always understood my vision as a storyteller—and that was evident when she bought black-ish in the room five years ago,” Barris said. “She’s continued to be a champion of the work every day since that meeting, and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to reunite with her in this chapter of Khalabo Ink Society. I consider her not only a personal friend, but a professional ally and someone I truly believe has one of the greatest taste meters in town.”