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Disney makes choice for next ABC News president

Disney has found the next president of ABC News.

Kimberly Godwin, executive vice president of CBS News, is in the final stages of negotiations with Disney to become president of ABC News, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Godwin, a 14-year CBS veteran, would become the first black woman to head a newscasting division. She would report to Peter Rice, the president of Disney’s entertainment division, who conducted a months-long search for her next news head.

Rice and Disney communications reps Zenia Mucha and Charissa Gilmore declined to confirm or comment. Chris Ender, a spokesperson for CBS News, also declined to comment.

Godwin did not respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.

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