Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna and New York based CBS News Senior Producer Kim Godwin will be the keynote speaker for FAMU’s 2011 Summer Commencement. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m.., in the Alfred L. Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
Godwin joined CBS News as senior producer in April 2007. In her current role on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, she is exclusively in charge of planning future CBS News editorial coverage of day-to-day and major news events, both domestically and internationally, including most recently, the launch of the final Shuttle mission from Kennedy Space Center.
Prior to WCBS-TV, Godwin served as interim director for the Division of Journalism in FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. In that role, while directing the academic programs of the school, she also helped in planning the design of the current journalism facility, which includes two television studios and a multimedia newsroom.
Godwin began her career as a midday disc jockey and evening news anchor for WAMF-AM at FAMU, and moved on to be a news writer for the morning drive at WTNT-AM in Tallahassee.
Godwin was born in Panama City, Fla. but grew up in Queens, New York. She graduated from FAMU with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism. She currently resides in New York City and in Poconos, Penn. with her two children Kimberly and Kirsten.
Doors will open for the general public at 5 p.m. and the line of march will commence at 5:30 p.m.