Crull Out In Wake Of Influencing News Coverage

(MONTREAL, QC) – BCE Inc 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. 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.”

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.

Mary Ann Turcke has been appointed President of Bell Media, responsible for all of the company’s national operations including TV, radio, digital and out of home. Renowned for her strategic leadership and team-building abilities, Ms. Turcke was formerly Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio for Bell Media.

Ms. Turcke joined Bell in 2005 as VP, Customer Experience and Operations for Small and Medium Business. She was promoted to Executive Vice President of Field Operations in 2008, leading Bell’s team of 12,000 installation and service technicians in delivering Fibe TV, Internet and other Bell residential and business services.

Additionally, Blaik Kirby has been named president of Bell Mobility, Rizwan Jamal was appointed president of Bell Residential Services, and Wade Oosterman takes over as group president of Bell Canada and BCE.

“The Bell leaders appointed to new executive positions today have all been crucial to our company’s transformation into a strong and confident competitor in every sector of Canadian communications,” Cope said. “I look forward to working closely with the team.”

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