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Schiller Leaving Discovery Times to Lead NYTimes.com

Apr 24, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Vivian Schiller, general manager of Discovery Times Channel, is leaving Discovery to become senior VP and general manager of NYTimes.com.

Discovery Communications and The New York Times Co. made the announcement Monday. Bill Smee, VP of production and development for Discovery Times Channel, has been named acting general manager of the network, Discovery said. Mr. Smee will also continue to oversee current affairs programming in Discovery’s U.S. Networks Production Group.

Earlier this month, the Times announced plans to sell its stake in Discovery Times back to Discovery.