TVNewser has learned that CBS News’ executive vice president of news Kim Godwin will launch the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell next month from New York, CBS News president Susan Zirinsky told staff today.
Godwin will be the executive-in-charge and executive producer for the broadcast while it is in New York. The O’Donnell-anchored newscast will move to Washington in the fall, when Godwin will hand the broadcast off to a new ep.
“We will benefit enormously from having her lead this next chapter for CBS News,” Zirinsky said of Godwin. “Both Norah and Kim are experienced journalists — a dynamic team that will inspire a winning spirit.”
Godwin is no stranger to the CBS Evening News. Godwin was a top lieutenant for the CBS Evening News for more than a decade, including a stint as senior broadcast producer of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Godwin, who joined CBS News in 2007, had served as vp of news before being promoted to evp of news this past February.
Godwin has won multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards; and a DuPont award over her long career as a TV newser.
Brinda Adhikari, the senior broadcast producer who some thought would go on to lead the broadcast (at least while it was based in New York), will remain the senior broadcast producer in New York.