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NABJ Congratulates Member Kimberly Godwin On Her Promotion to Senior Broadcast Producer at CBS News

Thursday, December 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2014) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Kimberly Godwin on her promotion to Senior Broadcast Producer for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

Godwin, a 30-year journalism veteran, has had a long and distinguished career in both local and network television news. At the local level she has been a producer, senior producer, executive producer, assistant news director, and news director. At the network level she has been a senior producer and now, senior broadcast producer.

"Kim Godwin has distinguished herself as an able journalist who can develop compelling angles and approaches to storytelling, lead newsrooms and inspire her fellow journalists to give their very best," said NABJ President Bob Butler.

"Kim is an accomplished executive and proven leader who has performed brilliantly at the CBS Evening News for seven years and has successfully run many newsrooms across the country. Kim is principled, dedicated and respected. She has helped shape some of the most important broadcasts of the CBS Evening News," Steve Capus, Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and Executive Editor of CBS News said in a statement.

Earlier in her career Ms. Godwin was a News Director in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Cleveland, and an Assistant News Director in New York and Philadelphia. She was also a vice president for NBC's Owned Television Stations group.

She also worked in academia as the interim director for journalism of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at her alma mater, Florida A&M University. She continues service to the university as a member of the Board of Visitors for School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. 

Active in NABJ Godwin continues to serve as a mentor for NABJ's Multimedia Short Course held each year at FAMU.

"I hope that Kim's example of determination, consistency and passion for her craft will inspire other men and women to aspire to become news managers and executives. It is important that journalists of color assume such roles in order to make sure that the stories which are told reflect the richness and diversity of our changing world," added Butler.

NABJ congratulates CBS and wishes Ms. Godwin continued success in her new role.

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. 

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