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Vivian Schiller

Former Global Chair of News, Twitter

Vivian Schiller is a member of the RISJ's Advisory Board.

Vivian joined Twitter in early 2014 and served as the Global Chair of News, a newly created position. In this role,  Schiller lead 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 VP & 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 served as President and CEO of NPR, leading all of NPR's worldwide media operations,. She was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of 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 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. Vivan Schiller joined the Reuters Institute Advisory board in 2014.