Colin Myler is one of a very short list - editors-in-chief of big circulation daily tabloid newspapers. Most are either British or Australian. New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman has a track record of hiring Brits to run the paper and that may explain why he decided to overlook Myler's connections to the phone-hacking scandal.
Myler replaces Kevin Convey, a Boston guy and former editor of the Boston Herald, who had been editing the NYDN for less than two years.
It is also possible Zuckerman hired Myler to get under the skin of his great commercial rival, Rupert Murdoch, owner of the New York Post.