NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns After Exec Calls Tea Partiers 'Racist'
Posted on Wed Mar 9, 2011 12:46 PM PDT

npr200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) -NEW YORK - NPR announced Wednesday president and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned after last Tuesday night, when NPR fundraising executive Ron Schiller was caught on videotape bashing the Tea Party and Republican Party.

While Schiller is not related to her, this comes after the fall firing of political analyst Juan Williams for incendiary remarks and NPR's CEO was criticized for the handling of that issue.

NPR chairman Dave Edwards said in a statement posted on a blog on the Web site: "It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR board of directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as president and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. The board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years."