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Colin Myler named editor of New York Daily News

Myler returns state-side as editor of New York Daily.

Former News of the World editor Colin Myler has been made editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News - pitting him against his former employer Rupert Murdoch, owner of its fierce rival the New York Post.

Myler was formerly managing editor at the New York Post for five years before he was appointed editor of the News of the World in 2007 following the resignation of Andy Coulson when his royal editor Clive Goodman was jailed for phone-hacking.

A report in the New York Times quoted Daily News publisher and chairman Mort Zuckerman saying: "The New York Daily News is a great institution of American journalism which will only get better under the leadership of Colin."

Read more at the Press Gazette