NPR announced today that after an eight month search they have named Vivian Schiller President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 5, 2009. Schiller comes to NPR from The New York Times Company where she is currently serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NYTimes.com. Per the press release:
During her tenure at The New York Times, she led the day-to-day operations of NYTimes.com, the largest newspaper website on the Internet, overseeing product, technology, marketing, classifieds, strategic planning and business development. Before joining NYTimes.com, Ms. Schiller spent four years as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications.
Full release after the jump.