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Kimberly Godwin

Vice President and Co-Founder 

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My Story

Kimberly Godwin believes in the power and possibilities of giving back. During her entire 35+ year professional career, she has made sure that her success leads to the success of others. As Co-founder and Vice President of the Winning Foundation, Godwin applies that motto to ensure college students obtain a quality education.


A 1984 graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, Godwin is a veteran award-winning broadcast news executive. She began her career running local newsrooms in top U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. She's won six National News and Documentary Emmy Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, which honored her with its prestigious Ida B. Wells Award.


In 2021, Godwin made history as the first Black woman president of ABC News, where she oversees editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming, and audio news across the organization, including the No. 1 programs "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir" and "20/20," and the growing streaming channel ABC News Live. Before joining ABC News, Godwin was executive vice president of news at CBS.  


Godwin is on the chair of the board of visitors at her alma mater, which is the first historically Black university to have an accredited journalism program. She has also served as an adjunct professor and interim director of journalism. She is happily married to Derrick C. Manning, President of the Winning Foundation and Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for Clayton County Public Schools. She delights in the joy of their four adult children.

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