Paul Bliss, an award-winning CTV reporter and anchor, has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations made Friday by a former network employee of sexual misconduct more than a decade ago.
CTV News Toronto announced the move on its Friday evening broadcast.
“Allegations have been made against a CTV news reporter. We take this very seriously and as a result have suspended Paul Bliss until an investigation is complete,” said Bell Media spokesperson Scott Henderson in a statement to the Star.
Henderson confirmed to the Star that the allegations were made by former journalist Bridget Brown, who left CTV in 2015. Brown shared her experience in a blog post on the Medium platform Friday, a decision she made after seeing Bliss’s tweets and broadcast coverage of the allegations against unseated PC leader Patrick Brown (no relation).
“I just thought, you know, it takes a lot of gall to participate in covering a story about behaviour that is similar to your own (alleged) past behaviour,” the former journalist said in an interview.
Brown said she received a call from the human resources department at CTV just hours after publishing her post.
Bliss, a veteran reporter and Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for the network, has not immediately responded to the Star’s request for comment on the allegations.
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