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Ex-editor of hacking-tainted News of the World named NY Daily News' editor-in-chief
NEW YORK (AP) ' The New York Daily News has a new editor-in-chief: The last editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World in London before it folded amid a phone hacking scandal.
Colin Myler also was executive editor of Murdoch's New York Post tabloid newspaper.
The Liverpool, England, native replaces Kevin Convey as the Daily News' editor-in-chief.
News spokeswoman Jennifer Mauer says Myler's appointment is effective Jan. 10. The staff was informed in an internal memo Wednesday afternoon.
The change in editors comes as the Daily News transforms into a more digital operation.
Myler, 59, testified before Britain's parliament about the scandal last year. One reporter and a private investigator were jailed for accessing voicemails.
Owned by real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman, the Daily News vies with the Post for tabloid readers.