Disney close to picking next ABC News president – NBC News

FILE PHOTO: A screen shows the trading info for The Walt Disney Company company on the floor of the NYSE in New York
FILE PHOTO: A screen shows the logo and a ticker symbol for The Walt Disney Company on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

April 9, 2021

(Reuters) – Kimberly Godwin, the executive vice-president of CBS News, is in the final stages of negotiations with Walt Disney Co to become president of ABC News, a media report said on Friday.

Godwin, a 14-year veteran of CBS, would become the first Black woman to lead a broadcast news division, NBC News reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation. https://nbcnews.to/3dRahKX

Disney did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for a comment outside of business hours.

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)