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Twitter Hires NBC News' Schiller as Head of News

Twitter hired NBC News digital executive Vivian Schiller as the head of news after months of speculation since the social media platform posted a job listing for the position last spring."Excited to join @Twitter as Head of News in January. Leaving @NBCNews at year's end. Grateful to my beloved colleagues for 2+ great years," Schiller tweeted on Thursday.Schiller has been considered the front runner for the role meant to be a liaison between Twitter and news organizations. She did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Many news organizations use Twitter to reach readers who are increasingly using social media platforms to consume news.Schiller has an extensive background as an executive in charge of digital news. At NBC News, she served as senior vice president and chief digital officer. Prior to that, she was the CEO of National Public Radio . She left NPR in 2011 after a series of controversies including an NPR fundraising executive who slammed conservatives.Schiller was a...

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  1. Twitter Hires NBC Exec as Head of News

    Twitter hired NBC News digital executive Vivian Schiller as the head of news after months of speculation since the social media platform posted a job listing for the...

  2. Twitter hires NBC News executive Schiller as head of news

    Twitter hired NBC News digital executive Vivian Schiller as the head of news after months of speculation since the social media platform posted a job listing for the...

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