Colin Myler, who took over at News of the World after alleged phone-hacking mastermind Andy Coulson and presided over its abrupt end (that's him above, giving a final speech to his editors), has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News—bitter rival of the New York Post, which, like News of the World, is a News Corp holding.

Capital New York broke the story, and has the memo. Myler is replacing Kevin Convey, whose contract was supposed to be up this summer—though we'd heard as early as last April that publisher Mort Zuckerman was looking for his successor.