Kim Godwin Out As ABC News President After 3 Years As First Black Woman As Network News Chief

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Godwin is out as ABC News president after three years as the first Black woman to lead a television network news division.

The move seemed inevitable after parent Walt Disney Co. earlier this year appointed another executive, Debra O’Connell, to oversee the division.

Announcing the move on Sunday, O’Connell says she’ll be in charge at ABC News “for the time being.”

Godwin was an outsider, appointed president of ABC News, after working most recently at CBS News.

ABC’s flagship programs, “World News Tonight” and “Good Morning America,” remain atop the network rankings, although the morning show has seen some slippage lately.

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