NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, one day after a senior executive was caught making controversial remarks, the company announced Wednesday.
Despite the announcement, NPR’s David Folkenflik told Morning Edition that “I’m told by sources that she was forced out.” He also tweeted that she was "ousted."
Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards thanked Schiller in a statement:
“The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years,” Edwards said. “I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community.”
Schiller’s resignation comes after an undercover video released Tuesday that exposed then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) for slamming the tea party movement and claiming that the organization would be better off without public funding.