Vivian and Ron Schiller Are Not Related : NPR Public Editor Are two top NPR corporate executives with the same last name related?

Vivian and Ron Schiller Are Not Related

I'm out in Los Angeles for vacation and work. Thursday I appeared on KPCC's "AirTalk" with Larry Mantle. Tuesday, I will be on KPBS' "These Days" with Maureen Cavanaugh in San Diego at 9:40 Pacific time.

Meanwhile, here's a response to an inquiry about similar names at NPR:

A listener wonders what the relationship is between NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller.

"I was just going over the information on the NPR web site and was looking at its corporate management," Nicholas Buris, Deerpark, Ill. "I noticed that Ms. Vivian Schiller, the CEO, has the same last name as Mr. Ron Schiller, the President of the NPR Foundation. Is this a coincidence or is there a family relationship between Ms. Schiller and Mr. Schiller?"

Ron Schiller is also senior vice president for development.

Yes, it could be confusing. But it's just a coincidence.