Torey Malatia is no longer running Chicago Public Media, which operates radio station WBEZ. In a statement issued Friday, CPM said that after 20 years in charge, Malatia was resigning effective immediately. Board chair Steve Baird praised Malatia for his “visionary, provocative and inspiring leadership.”

The statement included these comments by Malatia:

“It has been my honor to lead the transformation of what was a fine radio station (WBEZ 91.5-FM) into an internationally revered institution on the cutting edge of trans-platform in-depth journalism.

“For 20 years I’ve kept Chicago Public Media planning and acting ever forward. We’ve led artistic and digital change nationally and internationally with the nation’s most loved podcasts and broadcasts. Our audiences locally, nationally, and internationally number in the millions weekly.