Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews is executive vice president and CBS News Washington bureau chief. As the Washington bureau chief, Ciprian-Matthews oversees the newsgathering and management of the Network’s largest bureau that is also home to the CBS EVENING NEWS and FACE THE NATION.
Throughout her distinguished career, Ciprian-Matthews has held several senior management roles and managed teams across the globe. She currently leads the bureau with extensive newsgathering experience, having steered coverage of countless international conflicts, natural disasters, political events and terrorist attacks. She has served as CBS News’ acting Washington bureau chief from July 2020 through January 2021 and was responsible for CBS News’ campaign coverage such as the 2020 conventions, presidential debates, Election Night and the CBS News Decision Desk. Ciprian-Matthews reports directly to CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky.
Ciprian-Matthews has served as an executive vice president for CBS News since 2018. She most recently was CBS News’ executive vice president 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, Ciprian-Matthews also worked tirelessly to shepherd new initiatives focused on enhancing CBS News’ culture.
Ciprian-Matthews 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, 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; endless 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. 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.
Ciprian-Matthews has had a vast and lasting leadership role shaping the culture of CBS News. She 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 ViacomCBS Veterans Network Advisory Council.
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.