CBS NEWS NAMES INGRID CIPRIAN-MATTHEWS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF NEWSGATHERING
Award-winning journalist and experienced news executive Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews has been named executive vice president of newsgathering for CBS News, it was announced today by Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations.
In this new role, Ciprian-Matthews will have editorial oversight for Network newsgathering worldwide, including all domestic and international bureaus.
“Drawing on her years of experience leading teams from Washington to London to New York, Ingrid will be a tremendous asset in unifying CBS News’ newsgathering into one powerhouse operation,” said Khemlani. “We’re fortunate to have someone with Ingrid’s expertise, savvy and editorial judgment in this key role, as we continue to deliver world-class journalism to our daily programs and digital platforms.”
Throughout her distinguished career, Ciprian-Matthews has held several senior editorial roles across the globe. She has extensive newsgathering experience, having steered coverage of countless international conflicts, natural disasters, political events and terrorist attacks.
Most recently, Ciprian-Matthews served as executive vice president and CBS News Washington bureau chief since July 2020. She was responsible for CBS News’ campaign coverage during the 2020 conventions, presidential debates, Election Night and the CBS News Decision Desk.
Prior to being named Washington bureau chief, Ciprian-Matthews served as an executive vice president for CBS News in 2018 and executive vice president of strategic professional development in 2019, where she focused on recruiting and elevating high-potential journalists.
Ciprian-Matthews held top leadership positions as the senior vice president of news administration (2015-2018) and vice president of news (2011-2015), a role in which she coordinated all day-to-day news coverage. Before that, she served as CBS News’ foreign editor (2006-2011); senior broadcast producer for the CBS EVENING NEWS (2004-2006); and senior producer for CBS News’ foreign coverage (2000-2004). In 1998 she became the deputy bureau chief for the CBS News London bureau (1998-2000) and served as senior broadcast producer for CBS News’ morning broadcasts from 1994-1998. She joined CBS News in 1993 as a senior producer for live segments for the morning news.
Before joining CBS News, Ciprian-Matthews was the managing editor of CNN’s New York bureau (1990-1993) and a field producer, assignment manager and assignment editor for CNN (1984-1990). She started her career as a general assignment reporter for the National Public Radio Spanish-language news program “Enfoque Nacional.”
Throughout her career, Ciprian-Matthews has guided coverage of major news events, including ethnic cleansing in Kosovo in the late ‘90s; the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania; several wars and numerous bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; liberation movements and the Arab Spring from Tunisia to Egypt; the nuclear challenge from both Iran and North Korea; and deadly earthquakes in China, Haiti and Chile.
Ciprian-Matthews is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont Award for CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown tragedy and an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for CBS News in 2018. In 2016 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presented Ciprian-Matthews with the Presidential Award of Impact, citing her exceptional news experience and deep commitment to journalistic excellence.
As part of CBS News’ senior executive leadership team, Ciprian-Matthews has worked tirelessly to shepherd new initiatives focused on enhancing the news division’s culture. She is currently a member of the ViacomCBS Veterans Network Advisory Council and serves on the ViacomCBS Global Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Ciprian-Matthews also serves in several high-profile leadership positions outside of the organization, including on the advisory board for the International Women’s Media Foundation, News Leaders Association, and the Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project.
Ciprian-Matthews was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 1981 she received a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and graduated from New York University in 1984 with a master’s degree in journalism.