Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times
National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, the public broadcaster said Wednesday, a day after the release of an undercover video sting showing a former top NPR executive villifying grass-roots conservatives and questioning the need for continued federal funding for the organization.
According to initial reports from David Folkenflik, NPR’s own media reporter, Mrs. Schiller was “ousted” from her position by management.
“To repeat, CEO Vivian Schiller has been forced out by the board,” Mr. Folkenflik said in a tweet within minutes of the public announcement.
The resignation is “effective immediately,” NPR board of directors Chairman Dave Edwards said to its staff and member stations, also announcing that Joyce Slocum, senior vice president of legal affairs and general counsel, has been appointed to the position of interim CEO. A search is already under way for a permanent replacement.