Coming from CBS as the Executive Vice President of News she will take the helm at ABC News, one of the largest news organizations in the world.

“Throughout Kim’s career in global news organizations and local newsrooms, she has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for excellence, collaboration, inclusion and the vital role of accurate and transparent news reporting,” Mr. Rice made in a statement.

Kimberly Godwin. Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC

Ms. Rice will be the first African American Woman to head a major broadcast new organization.

Peter Rice, chairman of Disney General Entertainment made the historic move to hire Ms. Godwin