Report: Former NPR CEO, Who Resigned in March Under Pressure, Set to Join NBC News

Jun 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"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."

So writes our friend Peter Kafka at AllThingsD.com.

Kafka adds that Schiller, who once oversaw the web site of The New York Times, will report to NBC News President Steve Capus.

The article also notes that "Schiller resigned from NPR in March, following a series of political flare-ups: The final straw was the release of a gotcha video that showed one of her lieutenants criticizing Republicans and the Tea Party." Prior to that, NPR was much criticized for its handling of Juan Williams, when it terminated his contract for remarks about Muslims Williams had made on Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor."

On its own website NPR wrote on Oct. 21, 2010, "NPR CEO Vivian Schiller just released this statement: "I spoke hastily and I apologize to Juan and others for my thoughtless remark." That follows…her comment earlier today that now-former NPR news analyst Juan Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and "his psychiatrist or his publicist."

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  1. NPR takes out the trash, NBC picks it up.

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