NPR Exec Caught in O'Keefe Sting Loses His Next Job

Ron Schiller will no longer be joining the Aspen Institute
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2011 1:15 PM CST
It hasn't been a good week for NPR executives.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – The fallout from the conservative sting of NPR continues: The departing exec caught on tape calling Tea Party supporters racist is out of the job he was about to take, reports David Weigel at Slate. "Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent statements, he does not feel that it’s in the best interests of the Aspen Institute for him to come work here."

It's turning into a "complete career tailspin" for Schiller, writes Weigel. The fundraising executive had planned to leave NPR even before the scandal broke to join the institute as director of an artist-in-residence program. Now he's out of two jobs. This latest news follows the resignation of NPR chief Vivian Schiller (no relation to Ron).

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