Twitter's Head of News Vivian Schiller Exits

DOWN: Vivian Schiller


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Less than a year after taking the reins as Twitter's head of news, former NPR and NBC News exec Vivian Schiller has exited the company, she announced in a series of tweets on Wednesday in which she described her time at the social network as "a fascinating experience."

Adam Sharp, Twitter's head of government and elections, will move into a role that oversees both politics and news, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

According to Schiller, her departure is part of a reorganization of Twitter's media department, following the June departure of North American media head Chloe Sladden. Twitter announced in July that Katie Jacobs Stanton would become the social network's global media chief. In September the San Francisco-based company promoted Canada general manager Kirstine Stewart to vice president of media for North American. A Twitter spokeswoman declined to comment.  

Prior to joining Twitter, Schiller, a longtime media executive, was chief digital officer at NBC News. She also previously served as president and CEO of NPR.