Apr 15, 2021 Entertainment

Kim Godwin Named President of ABC News

Kimberly Godwin Tapped to be the next president of ABC News.

On Wednesday (April 14), Disney confirmed that Godwin would take over the role and join ABC News in May. She is the first black executive to run a broadcast-network news company.

As a veteran of local and national TV news operations, Godwin has been with CBS News since 2007 and most recently served as executive vice president of CBS News, new York Times Report.

Will be in charge of godwin good Morning America, World news tonight, View, 20/20, And This week Whereas in ABC.

“I have a lot of respect and admiration for ABC News,” Godwin said in an official statement. “Being the most trusted brand in the news, they should be lauded for the exceptional work and dedication of the journalists, producers, executives and their teams in the organization. I am honored to take this stipend and for what we will achieve together Excited. “

related: Rashida Jones, MSNBC Executive, Named Chairman of Cable Network

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According to Variety, Godwin has a knack for managing big news; Godwin supervised 400 domestic and foreign collaborators; The unit’s national news desk and its bureau; And Standards and Ethics.

The outlet reports that in 2020, the media executive helped develop and oversee a new entity promoting stories about race and culture. He worked closely with CBS Village, a franchise aimed at focusing on coverage about diverse communities.

Godwin joins Rashida Jones, Another black woman who made history last year as the first black president and executive of MSNBC to oversee another superior cable-news network.

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