The former CEO of NPR, Vivian Schiller, forced to resign after a scandal over the news organization's fund raising in March, has been snapped up just three months later by NBC News, where she’ll oversee digital projects.
NBC announced that Schiller, who left NPR under fire, will be the network’s chief digital officer—a new position created just for her.
Schiller resigned from NPR after a videotape of one of NPR’s fundraising executives surfaced in which he criticized Republicans and the Tea Party.
The executive, Ron Schiller (no relation), was secretly recorded by filmmaker James O’Keefe saying that the Republican Party had been “hijacked” by the Tea Party and that Tea Party supporters are “seriously racist, racist people.”
The video showed Ron Schiller and another NPR employee meeting with with two men who said they represented a Muslim organization.
"The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party," Schiller told them. "It's been hijacked by this group that is ... not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic."
Vivian Schiller’s resignation soon followed.
Allthingsd.com reports that she will report to the head of NBC News, Steve Capus.