(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        A TRIBUTE TO KIM GODWIN


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor Ms. 
Kim Godwin, an exceptional former Brooklynite who demonstrates ambition 
and a passion for her work to inspire us all.
  Kim 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. In her previous role on the 
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Godwin was in charge of Domestic 
News, overseeing editorial coverage and story production for all CBS 
bureaus in The United States, excluding Washington, D.C.
  Most recently Godwin received 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.
  She also recently won two New York Association of Black Journalists 
Awards for producing ``Conquering Cancer'' and ``The Changing Face of 
AIDS.'' She also received an Emmy nomination for ``Conquering Cancer.'' 
In her prestigious career, she has won numerous awards for excellence 
in journalism, including a Los Angeles area Emmy for Investigative 
Journalism for the report ``One Gun,'' in which one handgun was linked 
to multiple violent and deadly crimes. She is affiliated with numerous 
organizations, including the Association for Education in Journalism 
and Mass Communications, the National Association of Black Journalists, 
and the National Association of Female Executives. She is also the 
Chair of the Board of Managers at the North Brooklyn YMCA in New York 
  Godwin was born in Panama City, Florida but grew up in Queens, New 
York and is a graduate of Bayside High School. She graduated from 
Florida A University with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast 
journalism. Godwin currently resides in Poconos, Pennsylvania with her 
two children Kimberly and Kirsten.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Ms. Kim Godwin for her 
outstanding contribution to the field of journalism.