Veteran newsman Colin Myler takes the helm this week as editor-in-chief of the Daily News.
Myler has led six other newspapers during his journalism career, most recently as editor of the News of the World.
He takes charge of New York's largest-circulation daily newspaper and NYDailyNews.com.
"I'm immensely proud and honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Daily News," Myler said. “I love New York. There's a great buzz and vitality about the city which is unmistakable — and I'm delighted to be back."
Daily News Chairman and Publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman said The News "is a great institution of American journalism which will only get better under the leadership of Colin."
In addition to editing the News of the World, Myler, 59, has helmed four other national British newspapers: The Sun, the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail.
Myler is up to his neck in the phone hacking scandal at News Corporation where he engaged in various unethical and criminal activities including lying to authorities, conspiracy to cover up a crime, and bribery.
He doesn't belong running another newspaper - he belongs in jail.
But Mort Zuckerman decided to put him in charge of the Daily News instead.
I'm sure Myler's first editorial will be about firing unethical educators who fake the death of a family member so that they can take an extra week of vacation.
Because how could somebody lie like that to authorities in order to cover up some awful behavior they have engaged in?
Clearly this person should no longer work in public schools!
But misleading authorities or bribing people in order to cover up criminal activity at the newspaper you edit - nothing wrong with that.
As Myler said, "I don't believe it's wrong or unreasonable of any business to try to protect the reputation of itself."
He'll fit right in at Zuckerman's Daily News, where the agenda ALWAYS drives the facts and lying to the public from the editorial page in the most stentorian, self-righteous tones is a cherished tradition.