Disney makes its pick for next ABC News president

Disney has found the next president of ABC News.

Kimberly Godwin, the executive vice president of CBS News, is in the final stages of negotiations with Disney to become president of ABC News, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Godwin, a 14-year veteran of CBS, would become the first Black woman to lead a broadcast news division. She would report to Peter Rice, the chairman of Disney’s entertainment division, who has been conducting a monthslong search for his next news chief.

Rice and Disney communications representatives Zenia Mucha and Charissa Gilmore declined to confirm or comment. Chris Ender, a spokesperson for CBS News, also declined to comment.

Godwin did not respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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