Breaking: NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller has submitted her resignation to the Board of the pubic broadcaster following an embarrassing undercover video captured Ron Schiller, NPR’s former senior vice president for fund-raising, and no relation to Vivian Schiller, calling the Tea Party “racist” and “scary” and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding.
Ron Schiller stepped down from NPR yesterday.
At the time of Weiss’ firing in January, the NPR board “expressed confidence in Vivian Schiller’s leadership going forward.” Less than three months later, Schiller is out of a job.
Interestingly, Schiller was to be in New York today and in fact at our mediabistro studios to tape an interview for our MediaBeat video series. An NPR publicist informed us yesterday that Schiller’s trip to New York was “cut short” and that the interview would be postponed for a second time.
NPR’s release after the jump.