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Schiller lands NBC News digital job

June 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Former National Public Radio chief executive Vivian Schiller is to start her new job as chief digital officer of NBC News this summer, NBC said.

Schiller left NPR in March after a flap that arose when a conservative activist covertly videotaped NPR's head of fundraising making unflattering comments about Republicans. Her departure came after the non-profit broadcaster's board said it felt the controversy would affect Schiller's ability to do her job.

Schiller's new role is to begin in mid-July. In it, she will oversee NBC News' strategy on Web sites and mobile devices, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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