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Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. Most recently, Schiller served as the Global Chair of News at Twitter.  Schiller currently serves as the Executive Editor-in-Residence at Weber Shandwick specializing in media change and audience engagement in the digital age.

As the former Global Chair of News at Twitter, she led the company’s strategy for news and partnership with journalism organizations and the news publishing ecosytem.  Just prior to joining Twitter, Schiller served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for NBC News where she had strategic and operational oversight of the networks’ presence on the web, mobile, devices, and social media. Properties in her portfolio included NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, MSNBC.com, iVillage.com, and BreakingNews.

Prior to NBC, Schiller served as President and CEO of NPR, leading all of NPR's worldwide media operations. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager of NYTimes.com and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications. Earlier in her career, Schiller was the head of CNN Productions, where she led CNN's long-form programming efforts. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and dozens of Emmys.

Schiller resides in Bethesda, MD, with her husband and two children.

Vivian Schiller joined the SSP Board of Trustees in 2012.


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