Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kevin Crull out as Bell Media president

Bell Media has announced that president Kevin Crull is leaving the company, effective today.
Bell Media's parent company BCE made the announcement in a press release after markets closed Thursday.
The sudden departure comes it became public last month after Crull tried to meddle in the editorial coverage of a CRTC story involving Bell.  Bell owns the CTV network.
"The independence of Bell Media's news operations is of paramount importance to our company and to all Canadians," BCE president George Cope said in today in a news release.
"There can be no doubt that Bell will always uphold the journalistic standards that have made CTV the most trusted brand in Canadian news."
Crull has been replaced by Mary Ann Turcke, who was formerly group president of media sales for local TV and radio at the company. She is also a director of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – the entity partially controlled by Bell that owns the Maple Leafs, Raptors and other properties.

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