BCE announces departure of Kevin Crull from Bell Media

From a media release:

BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE) today announced that Kevin Crull will depart from the position of President of Bell Media effective today.

Kevin Crull departs Bell with our thanks for his contributions to our customers and shareholders,” said George Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE Inc. “Kevin has been a significant part of Bell’s strategic transformation as he expanded Bell Media’s leadership with major new investments in Canadian content, the successful integration of Astral and competitive innovations like CraveTV.”

“However, the independence of Bell Media’s news operations is of paramount importance to our company and to all Canadians. There can be no doubt that Bell will always uphold the journalistic standards that have made CTV the most trusted brand in Canadian news,” said Mr. Cope.

Kevin Crull joined Bell in 2005 as President of Consumer Solutions and was appointed President of Bell Media following Bell’s acquisition of CTVglobemedia in 2011. He serves as a director of SickKids Foundation and is a leading supporter of the Walk for Kids Help Phone, the national youth counselling service funded by the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative.