MIAMI — Veteran local media and award-winning journalist Kim Voet has been named President and CEO of CBS News and Stations Miami’s local businesses, including WFOR-TV (CBS Miami), WBFS-TV (Independent), CBS News Streaming Channel Miami and CBSMiami. com.
The announcement was made today by Wendy McMahon, President and Co-CEO of CBS News and Stations, and Adrienne Roark, President of CBS Stations. Voet will report directly to Roarke and will begin his new role on Monday, August 14th.
Voeth will join CBS Miami after 26 years at WDIV-TV, NBC’s Detroit affiliate. Since March 2011, she has served as director of news at WDIV.
During that time, the station has been named the Michigan Broadcasters Association’s Station of the Year in each of the past nine years (2014-22); won two National Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the 2022 award for Best Newscast; and received two awards from the National Association of Broadcasters Serving America.
“During her career at WDIV, Kim has established herself as one of the most respected and successful local media executives in the country,” said McMahon. “Her experience as a dynamic leader who brings out the best in her peers, drives innovation and knows how to create and deliver impactful content across broadcast, streaming and digital platforms is impressive. We look forward to having her join us as the leader of our South Florida Business.”
“I’m a longtime fan of Kim and everything she’s accomplished at WDIV,” Roarke added. “In addition to consistently winning on air, streaming and digital, she has created a culture of transparency, empathy and collaboration. People love being in the trenches with Kim, and as we continue our mission to make CBS Stations the best place to work, we’re thrilled to have her at the helm of CBS Miami.”
“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to join CBS news and stations,” Voet said. “People who know me know that I would only leave my friends and colleagues at WDIV if the opportunity presented itself. And I believe that’s what awaits me at CBS in Miami. I really appreciate Wendy and Adrienne’s belief in my abilities and I’m excited to move to South Florida in a few weeks and be part of a team that is producing meaningful content and truly changing communities.”
Voet began her career on WDIV in 1997 as a producer for the 11:00 pm newscast.
She then rose through the ranks, becoming WDIV’s Nightly Executive Producer, then Special Projects Executive Producer, Senior Executive Producer, and Assistant Director of News. Her track record also includes positions as news producer for KMOV-TV in St. Louis, WKBD-TV in Detroit, WFMY-TV in Greensboro and WXII-TV in Winston-Salem.
Voet received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.