“Kim is an instinctive and admired executive whose unique experiences, strengths and strategic vision made her the ideal choice to lead the outstanding team at ABC News and build on their incredible success,” Peter Rice of Disney stated.
“Throughout Kim’s career in global news organizations and local newsrooms, she has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for excellence, collaboration, inclusion and the vital role of accurate and transparent news reporting.”
Godwin is a graduate of Florida A&M University who spent much of her career working at NBC News. She has also served as the director of the Florida A&M journalism program and the executive vice president of CBS News. Godwin will take over for James Goldston, who spearheaded the division as World News Tonight and Good Morning America reached the top of the Nielsen Ratings.
“I have immense respect and admiration for ABC News,” Godwin said.
“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.”
Godwin will move from CBS News to ABC News in May.