NPR ousts CEO Vivian Schiller in wake of video sting
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY
The board for NPR news today removed CEO Vivian Schiller following a video sting by a conservative activist of a top executive, NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik reports.
The Associated Press reports that she has resigned.
Her departure comes only hours after Ron Schiller, formerly head of fundraising for NPR and not related to Vivian Schiller, resigned after being caught on a secretly taped video calling Tea Party supporters "racist" and saying the news organization would be better off without federal funding.
The controversy as emerged amid an effort by conservative Republicans to cut any federal funding for NPR.
Ron Schiller also issued an apology, saying the statements on the video "are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs."