Vivian Schiller is the chief digital officer of NBC News and former president and CEO of NPR. Under her leadership, NPR received the highest honors in excellence in journalism and garnered critical acclaim in the mobile and digital arena. Prior to joining NPR, Schiller served at The New York Times Company as senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com, leading day-to-day operations of the largest newspaper website on the Internet. Previously, Schiller spent four years as head of Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture between The New York Times and Discovery Communications. She also served as senior vice president of CNN Productions where she led its award-winning long-form programming unit. Schiller began her career as a simultaneous interpreter in the former Soviet Union.