CBS News incoming President and Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky has promoted FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication alumna Kimberly Godwin to a new role.
Godwin is now executive vice president of news, with top editorial oversight of newsgathering around the world, including the national desks, foreign desks and bureaus. Godwin has served as a top CBS News editorial leader in multiple key positions since joining CBS News in 2007, most recently serving as vice president of news. She also served as CBS News’ executive director for Development and Diversity since 2014. With dozens of years in newsrooms across the country, Godwin is a proven executive and respected newsroom leader.
Godwin previously served as a senior broadcast producer for the CBS Evening News, where she helped shape the network’s flagship evening news broadcast and the network’s coverage of major national and international events. She joined CBS in 2005 and became acting news director at WCBS-TV. She moved to CBS News in 2007 as a senior producer at the CBS Evening News.
Before joining CBS News, Godwin spent more than 20 years as an executive and newsroom leader at some of the top local stations in the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas and Cleveland. Godwin is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including six Emmys; two Edward R. Murrow Awards; an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award; and a Sigma Delta Chi award.