Vivian Schiller

President and CEO

A media executive and journalist with 25 years of experience in the industry, Schiller joined NPR in January 2009. She leads all of NPR's worldwide media operations, including the organization's partnerships with a network of more than 900 public radio stations, and their service to the nearly 30 million people who listen to NPR programming. Prior to joining NPR, she served at The New York Times as senior vice president and general manager of She also served as senior vice president of CNN Productions. Schiller began her career as a simultaneous Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union, which led her to documentary production work for Turner Broadcasting.

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NBC’s Vivian Schiller Announces Twitter Job

NBC News executive Vivian Schiller has formally accepted a new job as Twitter’s head of news partnerships. AllThingsD reported two weeks ago that Schiller would take the job, which is supposed to provide Twitter with a liaison to journalists and news organizations. Schiller said she’ll continue to live in Washington, D.C., with her family, and will be commuting frequently to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.

Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News

The microblogging company settles on a media industry veteran as its digital news liaison.

Vivian Schiller Is Lead Candidate for Twitter’s Head of News Position

Twitter is getting closer to finding its news chief.

NBC News Scooping Up Mobile Video Site Stringwire

The network is aiming to more easily turn cellphone-toting eyewitnesses into sources for breaking news video.
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Simultaneous Conversations

Social media rewards live viewing as opposed to time-shifting. If you’re in the television business, that’s a really great thing.

— NBC Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller

Microsoft and NBC Call It Quits, for Real: Here’s the Divorce Filing

The end of a relationship that started back in 1996.

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NPR Taps Former “Sesame Street” Boss (No, Not Elmo) as Chief Executive

National Public Radio on Sunday tapped Gary Knell, the longtime CEO of Sesame Workshop, as its next chief executive. Knell, who starts Dec. 1, fills a post formerly held by Vivian Schiller, who resigned in March.

Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Set to Land at NBC News

Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position. She’s in talks to work at NBC News, where she’ll oversee digital projects.

NPR's Vivian Schiller in Better (Digital) Days: The Full D8 Video

Today, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned after a series of borks–including a sting video in which the public radio’s top fundraiser insulted the Tea Party activists and the fumbled firing of commentator Juan Williams. Oh dear. Well, the former New York Times exec was pretty good at moving NPR into the digital age, at least.

Here's AOL's Now-Live New Homepage (And Welcome Back to the Adorkable Lindsay Campbell)

Today, BoomTown interviewed AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, along with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, at the Online News Association Conference in Washington, D.C., about the future of journalism on the Web. Afterward, I talked to him about the future of content on AOL, most particularly its new homepage revamp that focuses intently on editorial “curation,” rather than the more social direction being taken by rival Yahoo. After the jump is a screenshot of the new homepage, which is rolling out right now.

The D8 Site Is Now Live

The D8 Site Is Now Live

The Economics of Media Blabbery