Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews Named CBS Newsgathering Chief, Will Oversee All Domestic and International Bureaus

By A.J. Katz 

Veteran CBS News executive Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews has been named executive vice president of newsgathering for CBS News, where she will have editorial oversight for CBS newsgathering worldwide, including all domestic and international bureaus.

“Drawing on her years of experience leading teams from Washington to London to New York, Ingrid will be a tremendous asset in unifying CBS News’ newsgathering into one powerhouse operation,” said CBS News president and co-head Neeraj Khemlani. “We’re fortunate to have someone with Ingrid’s expertise, savvy and editorial judgment in this key role, as we continue to deliver world-class journalism to our daily programs and digital platforms.”

Ciprian-Matthews steps into the New York-based role after having served as CBS News Washington bureau chief for nearly a year and a half. She played a role in CBS News’ campaign coverage, and was the executive in charge of the CBS News Decision Desk on Election Night 2020.

Khemlani says the network has recently begun its search for a new Washington bureau chief.

Prior to being named Washington bureau chief, Ciprian-Matthews served as an evp for CBS News in 2018 and evp of strategic professional development in 2019, where she focused on recruiting and elevating high-potential journalists.

In her 25 years with CBS News, she has been vp of News (2011-2015), foreign editor (2006-2011), senior broadcast producer for CBS Evening News (2004-2006), senior producer for foreign coverage (2000-2004), and deputy bureau chief in (1998-2000). She joined CBS News in October 1993 as Senior Producer for live segments on CBS This Morning (now CBS Mornings).

Ciprian-Matthews got her start in TV news at CNN, spending nine years in the network’s New York bureau.

Ciprian-Matthews is a recipient of a duPont Award for CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown tragedy and a Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for CBS News in 2018. In 2016 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presented her with the Presidential Award of Impact.

Here’s the internal note to staff, sent by Khemlani and obtained by TVNewser:

Team,

 

I’m pleased to share with you today that Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews will be taking on a new role as executive vice president of newsgathering for CBS News. Drawing upon her unparalleled experience leading bureaus from Washington to London to New York, Ingrid will now have editorial oversight for all Network newsgathering worldwide.

 

Ingrid’s depth of experience, savvy and editorial judgment will be a tremendous asset as we unify CBS News’ newsgathering efforts into one powerhouse operation. Having steered coverage of numerous international conflicts, natural disasters, political events and terrorist attacks – from conventions to election nights, from morning shows to the evening news, from Washington Bureau Chief to EVP of News—she’s done it all.

 

Under the new structure, Terri Stewart, Andy Clarke and the new Washington bureau chief will report directly to Ingrid. Terri – who was recently promoted to SVP and who is tireless in her pursuit of stories from Haitian kidnappings to the Arbery murder trial–continues to oversee our regional domestic bureaus, working closely with Andre, Scott, Mark, and Jose and their teams. Andy, who has long championed a stable of wonderful reporters and storytellers from London to Asia, and who recently helped extract our Afghan workers despite enormous challenges, continues to lead our world class international reporting teams.

 

We are privileged to work among some of the most dedicated and reputable journalists in the industry, and I want to thank each and every individual who contributes to our newsgathering efforts across domestic, international and digital teams. Your work is the foundation of our mission.

 

We have begun our search for a new Washington Bureau chief and appreciate Ingrid continuing to support the bureau until a replacement is in place.

 

I hope you’ll take a moment to read the attached press release and join George, Wendy and me in congratulating Ingrid and welcoming her back to NYC.

 

Neeraj

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