Vivan Schiller quits NBC for Twitter

Her memo:

From: Schiller, Vivian (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:08 PM
To: @NBC UNI News Digital
Subject: Two Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to let you know that I’ll be leaving NBC at the end of the year to join Twitter as Head of News, a newly created position. It was a tough decision but made easier by the fact that you all are such a stellar team, and have the full support of the NBCU News Group leadership. Indeed, with the integration work underway, you all will be more central to the brands than ever before.



Meantime, I wanted to share another important announcement:

Krishna Bhagavathula will be joining the team in the new position of CTO for NBC News Digital. Krishna comes to us from WebMD, where he developed and ran their technology strategy across web properties, mobile applications, UX, content management and discovery systems. He will be responsible for leading the digital technology and UX across all our digital properties, as well as work closely with product leads and the wider News Group technology transformation project. As a result of this change, JoAnne Kennedy, John Keegan, Ashley Wells, Andrew Locke and Mark Budos will report to Krishna ā€“ while continuing to work closely with the businesses of course. Krishna will report directly to NBCUniversal News Group CTO Altaf Rupani and to me. He starts on October 30

As for me ā€“ no goodbyes yet! Iā€™m here thru the end of the year and will continue to drive and support all of you and our work here together.


* Schiller’s NBC chief digital officer position may now be phased out (