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FAMU Alumna Kim Godwin Garners a Coveted 2010 Emmy Award

November 22, 2010

. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna and CBS News Senior Producer Kim Godwin won a 2010 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast" for her groundbreaking series “Financial Family Tree.”  The unique series provided viewers with an in-depth, analytical look at the immediate and long-term ripple effects of the recession.

Godwin is a 1984 graduate of FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC). Last fall, she hosted the “CBS News Journalists and their Journey” panel discussion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the journalism program at the school. The event featured award-winning video, compelling dialogue and informative questions and answers about the extraordinary field of journalism with the esteemed lineup that included Russ Mitchell, anchor, CBS Evening News, Saturday Edition; Byron Pitts, chief national correspondent and contributing correspondent, “60 Minutes;” CBS News Correspondents Randall Pinkston and Bill Whitaker; and the late Harold Dow, 48 Hours Mystery correspondent.

“All of us here in the School applaud Kim for being a recipient of this awesome award,” said SJGC Dean James Hawkins. “This award signals the extraordinary impact she continues to make as a journalist.”

At CBS News, Godwin is the senior producer in charge of all domestic coverage for the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.”  Prior to joining CBS News, she was Assistant News Director for WCBS-TV, the CBS Owned station in New York, where she oversaw all day-to-day editorial direction and newscast production, as well as special projects.

She joined WCBS after spending two years at FAMU as journalism director and faculty member. Before then, she was vice president and news director for KNBC in Los Angeles and vice president of News Operations for the NBC Television Stations Group in Atlanta and New York.  

Godwin has held numerous management, producer and reporter positions in broadcast television, including vice president and news director, KXAS-TV Dallas/Fort Worth; News Director, WOIO-TV and WUAB-TV Cleveland; assistant news director, WCAU-TV Philadelphia; executive Producer, WNBC-TV New York; senior news producer, WCAU-TV Philadelphia; news producer, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh; anchor, investigative reporter and producer, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, Fla; and executive producer, WTXL-TV Tallahassee. She began her career in radio as a news writer for WTNT-AM and a disc jockey and news anchor for WAMF-FM (now WANM-FM), both in Tallahassee.

Godwin was born in Panama City, Fla. and grew up in New York City.

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