04/09/2015 04:19 EDT | Updated 06/09/2015 05:59 EDT

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.

It appears the sudden departure is related to a story last month that Crull tried to meddle in the editorial coverage of a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  story involving Bell, on Bell-owned network CTV.

"However, 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's 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."

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