Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews

CBS News

Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews was named president of CBS News in August 2023.

In her new role, Ciprián-Matthews has top editorial oversight for CBS News across all platforms, including all broadcast and streaming programs, all digital and radio editorial content, as well as global newsgathering, standards and practices, race and culture and more.

An award-winning journalist and newsroom leader, Ciprián-Matthews is the first Latina to hold that job and only the second woman in the company’s history to head up the Network News operation.

During her three decades at CBS News, Ciprián-Matthews has helped shape the coverage seen and heard by millions of viewers daily. She has guided CBS News’ reporting of many of the major news events of the modern era, from the COVID-19 pandemic, presidential elections, countless mass shootings, the war in Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania; 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.

Before being named president of CBS News, Ciprián-Matthews served as executive vice president of newsgathering at CBS News where she oversaw Network newsgathering worldwide, including all domestic and international bureaus.

Ciprián-Matthews previously served as executive vice president and CBS News Washington bureau chief. In that position, she was responsible for CBS News’ coverage during the 2020 presidential campaign and the CBS News Decision Desk.

Throughout her distinguished career, Ciprián-Matthews has held several senior management roles and managed teams across the globe.

She has served as an executive vice president for CBS News since 2018, first as the head of strategic professional development, where she focused on recruitment and development of off-air talent to attract and retain the best workforce for CBS News. As part of CBS News’ senior executive leadership team, Ciprián-Matthews also worked tirelessly to shepherd new initiatives focused on enhancing CBS News’ culture.

She was CBS News’ executive vice president of news (2018-2019), 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, Ciprián-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.”

Ciprián-Matthews is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont Award for CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown tragedy. In 2016, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presented Ciprián-Matthews with the Presidential Award of Impact, citing her exceptional news experience and deep commitment to journalistic excellence.

Ciprián-Matthews has also served 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 (formerly the American Society of News Editors and AP Media Editors), the Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project and the Paramount Veterans Network Advisory Council.

Ciprián-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.