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NBC News Exec Is Headed to Twitter

Oct 24, 2013  •  Post A Comment

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."

vivian schiller nbc.jpgVivian Schiller

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  1. Who really gives a s**t? Is this really newsworthy? Heck, no one reported that CBS extended David Letterman at CBS.

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