US: Kim Godwin becomes the first Black woman to head ABC News

Kim Godwin makes history as she is named president of ABC News, the first Black woman to head a broadcast TV news division in the US.

Godwin, whose appointment was made official Wednesday by ABC parent Walt Disney Co., comes from CBS. After serving multiple roles in local TV news, Godwin joined CBS News in 2007, where she recently was executive vice president and was known for championing diversity.

“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,” said Peter Rice, chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content, to whom she will report.

Full story at Los Angeles Times

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