A top executive at NBC News has confirmed an upcoming move to Twitter to work on a news operation for the social media site. Deadline.com reports that Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer for NBC News, tweeted about the move.
In a tweet today, Schiller said: “Excited to join @Twitter as Head of News in January. Leaving @NBCNews at year’s end. Grateful to my beloved colleagues for 2+ great years.” The tweet confirmed speculation that had been swirling for weeks, as we reported earlier this month.
"It’s a new post for the social media behemoth and one in which she will work to further develop partnerships with old-school news-gathering outfits — like broadcast and cable TV news operations, newspapers, NPR, etc.," Deadline reports.
The report adds: "The San Francisco-based giant had been looking for someone who could be its liaison with news-gathering operations. Schilller’s solid resume includes stints at The New York Times, NPR, CNN, NBCU and Discovery, though she resigned from NPR last March after a couple of embarrassing incidents, including the release of a video showing a staffer nicking the GOP and the Tea Party."