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HBCU Alum Kimberly Godwin Named ABC News President

Kimberly Godwin, a Florida A&M University alumna who has served as executive vice president of news at CBS News since 2017, has been named president of ABC News.

Godwin will oversee editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming and audio news outlets across the network, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” “The View,” “This Week” and FiveThirtyEight, parent company Disney announced this week.

Godwin will join ABC News early next month.

“I have immense respect and admiration for ABC News,” she said in a statement. “As the most trusted brand in news, they are to be commended for the extraordinary work and dedication of the journalists, producers, executives and their teams across the organization. I am honored to take on this stewardship and excited for what we will achieve together.”

Before joining CBS News in 2007, Goodwin a Panama City, Florida, native, spent more than two decades as a manager and newsroom leader at some of the local stations across the country, according to the press release.

“The FAMU community is immensely proud of her accomplishment,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson. “Her hard work and excellence have carried her to the pinnacle of her profession as president of ABC News. This reinforces what we always tell our students: You can get anywhere from FAMU. ABC News will be in good hands.”

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