CBS News Names Strategic Management Team
CBS News has announced two new top executives as part of their new strategic management team. Kimberly Godwin has been promoted to EVP of News, where she’ll be charged with editorial oversight of newsgathering around the world including the national desks, foreign desks, and bureaus. She most recently served as VP of News, and she previously was the Executive Director for Development and Diversity and Senior Broadcast Producer of the CBS Evening News. Prior to joining CBS News, Godwin spent more than 20 years as an executive and newsroom leader at major media markets across the country, including NYC, LA, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Cleveland. The 1984 Florida A&M University graduate began her career in television and radio stations in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee, FL. She’s also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews will become EVP of Strategic Professional Development, focusing on recruitment and development of off-air talent to assure the organization attracts and retains the best workforce. The longtime CBS veteran most recently served as EVP of News. Prior to that, Ciprián-Matthews served in several senior positions at CBS News including as SVP of News Administration, VP of News, Senior Broadcast Producer for CBS Evening News, and Deputy Bureau Chief for the CBS News London bureau, among other roles. The 1981 Barnard College graduate is fluent in English and Spanish. CBS recently came under fire for the ongoing controversy over the network’s lack of Black reporters slated to cover the 2020 presidential race. The network’s leadership, including Godwin, met withCongresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) -- whom they assured that they will unveil a more diverse and inclusive slate of African American journalists and journalists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. More about them here.