Vivian Schiller, the chief digital officer at NBC (s GE) News, is just about officially Twitter’s new head of news, according to AllThingsD, which reports:
“The deal is now ‘all but done,’ according to sources, although Schiller will apparently take a significant period of time off between the end of her current position at NBC and the start of the new job at Twitter.”
It still doesn’t sound like a 100 percent sure thing, but AllThingsD had reported last week that Schiller was the top candidate for the position. Other candidates who were apparently considered were Jim Roberts, the soon-to-be-ex-executive editor of Reuters Digital, and Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
NBC declined to comment, but it appears that Schiller’s bio has been removed from NBC’s corporate management page. Twitter hasn’t responded to a request for comment.