NPR CEO Schiller Resigns


        Radio on FacebookJoin us on Facebook

Washington - Mar 9, 2011 - NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned following the decision of the NPR board of directors that she could no longer effectively lead the organization. Schiller has been under criticism following comments made March 8 by NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (who is not related) as he slammed conservatives and questioned NPR's needs for federal funding, and also public remarks made in the fall of 2010 by Juan Williams.

NPR sent a statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

"It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.
"The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.
"Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR's mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.
"According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership."

Follow-up reports note that Vivian Schiller's leaving is seen to be in the best interest of NPR by both the NPR board and Schiller.

Vivian Schiller joined NPR in January 2009. Before that, she was senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com. Her previous experience includes top jobs at Discovery Times Channel and CNN Productions.




Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Today in Radio History

Milestones From Radio's Past

The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.

EAS Information More on EAS

NWS XML/Atom Feed for CAP Messages

The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.

Wallpaper Calendar

Radio 2014 Calendar Wallpaper

Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.

The Wire

A virtual press conference

Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.

Join Us Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Radio magazine cover

Current Issue

88Nine Radio Milwaukee

A New Home Brings Community Together

Browse Back Issues

[an error occurred while processing this directive]