NPR President Resigns

Thomas Lifson
NPR's own news blog has just posted the announcement that its president Vivian Schiller has reigned:

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

"It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

"The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

"Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR's mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

"According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

"I recognize the magnitude of this news - and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR's leadership team."

The network's own news program Morning Edition is reporting that she was forced out.

Schiller's departure, while welcome, does nothing to correct the politicization of the NPR organization.

Schiller's resignation means that the MSM must cover the story, much as Van Jones's resignation broke the MSM blockade on the revelations of his self-proclaimed communism.

I think it is time to refer to NPR as "scandal-plagued NPR."

Mark J. Fitzgibbons adds:
 
Given the propensity of the Obama White House to appoint out-of-the-mainstream liberals as czars for a nauseatingly wide variety of purposes, including this recent report of a potential Cabinet Czar, it seems Ms. Schiller would be a perfect fit somewhere in that scheme.

Media Czar Schiller, anyone?

NPR's own news blog has just posted the announcement that its president Vivian Schiller has reigned:

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

"It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

"The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

"Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR's mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

"According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

"I recognize the magnitude of this news - and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR's leadership team."

The network's own news program Morning Edition is reporting that she was forced out.

Schiller's departure, while welcome, does nothing to correct the politicization of the NPR organization.

Schiller's resignation means that the MSM must cover the story, much as Van Jones's resignation broke the MSM blockade on the revelations of his self-proclaimed communism.

I think it is time to refer to NPR as "scandal-plagued NPR."

Mark J. Fitzgibbons adds:
 
Given the propensity of the Obama White House to appoint out-of-the-mainstream liberals as czars for a nauseatingly wide variety of purposes, including this recent report of a potential Cabinet Czar, it seems Ms. Schiller would be a perfect fit somewhere in that scheme.

Media Czar Schiller, anyone?