CBS News Ups Two, as Network Veteran Leaves For Vice

By Chris Ariens 

CBS News has promoted Kimberly Godwin and Tim Gaughan (right) to new roles, as CBS veteran Marsha Cooke departs for Vice.

Godwin moves to vp of news and Gaughan has been named vp of news services, heading up Newspath.

“These two appointments further strengthen our reporting and news distribution structure,” wrote CBS News president David Rhodes in a note to staff. “Through what has been a chaotic and unusual news cycle of the past year, Kim and Tim have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to manage, lead and ensure that CBS News has the most accurate, original reporting presented on all platforms.”

Godwin, who’s been with CBS News for 10 years, will be responsible for the editorial direction, launch and coordination of all CBS News newsgathering. She will also continue as executive director for Development and Diversity.

Gaughan takes over for Cooke, a 24-year CBS News veteran, who is leaving the company and joining Vice as svp of content strategy. Cooke has had stints in CBS’s Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beijing bureaus and at CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. She’s headed up the affiliate news service since June, 2016. Gaughan joined CBS News in 2011 as senior producer for special events. He’s had stops at Bloomberg and Fox News Channel.