Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, NPR
Vivian Schiller is President and CEO of National Public Radio. A media executive and journalist with more than 20 years of experience, Schiller took the reins at NPR in January 2009. She oversees all NPR operations and initiatives, including the organization′s partnerships with more than 800 member stations. Previously, at the New York Times Company, she served as senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com, overseeing product, technology, marketing, classifieds, strategic planning and business development. Earlier in her career, Schiller was senior vice president of CNN Productions. Documentaries and series produced under her leadership earned multiple honors, including two Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards and five Emmys. Schiller began her career as a simultaneous Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union, which led her to documentary production work for Turner Broadcasting.