Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, a veteran administrator at CBS News, will take oversight of the division’s Washington Bureau, filling a role that has been in flux in recent months.
Ciprian-Matthews will report to CBS News President Susan Zirinsky, and will play a significant role in running a newsroom engine that helps drive Washington-based programs like “Face The Nation” and “The CBS Evening News.” The appointment is effective immediately.
Ciprian-Matthews succeeds longtime Washington Bureau chief Chris Isham. In June, CBS News announced that Ciprian-Matthews would take oversight of news operations in the nation’s capital as Isham prepared to leave his post at the end of 2020.
“Ingrid has served in several leadership positions, she has been deployed overseas and she has had to make critical editorial decisions at every step of her career. There isn’t a story of great magnitude she hasn’t covered,” said Zirinsky, in a prepared statement. “Ingrid played a significant role covering many elections, including the most recent one. Most importantly, she understands how to create systems that support our journalists and allow them to excel in their reporting. Ingrid has the perfect combination of skills to lead the Washington bureau.”
Ciprian-Matthews has served as an executive vice president for CBS News since 2018, and was, most recently, executive vice president of strategic professional development, where she focused on recruitment and development of off-air talent. She has also worked as executive vice president of news and as CBS News’ foreign editor. Before joining CBS News in 1993 as a senior producer for morning news, she was the managing editor of CNN’s New York bureau.
“The Washington bureau sets the standard for newsgathering at CBS News and across the industry. I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead it at a time when viewers are looking to Washington to understand what’s happening in the country,” said Ciprian-Matthews, in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with all of my colleagues in Washington – and across the company – to provide audiences with the trusted information and analysis they need during these pivotal times.”