Vivian Schiller

Having joined Twitter in January as Head of News, Schiller leads the company’s strategy for news and partnerships with journalism organizations and the news publishing ecosytem. Prior to joining Twitter, Schiller served as 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,,,, and BreakingNews. Prior to NBC, Schiller was President and CEO of NPR, leading worldwide media operations. She was previously SVP/General Manager of and SVP/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 the head of CNN Productions, where she led long-form programming. 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.