Colin Myler says hello!

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Almost a year after being named editor of the Daily News, Colin Myler has a byline in the paper.

The British expat has kept a relatively low profile since taking the reins at the News last January, presumably as a result of the ongoing fallout from a scandal at the last paper he edited, News of the World, which News Corp. shuttered in July of 2011 as allegations of phone-hacking at the lurid U.K. tabloid were beginning to swell.

For the past few days, Myler's been working out of the News' commercial printing facility near Liberty State Park in Jersey City, to which editors from the paper have decamped as a result of the damage sustained by their 4 New York Plaza headquarters during last week's Sandy superstorm.

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Accordingly, the News' post-Sandy publishing efforts were the topic of Myler's piece, which a News spokesman confirmed was the first Myler has written for the paper. It appeared in the opinion section on page 29 of today's edition.

The tone of the piece, which lauds News employees for pulling together to get the paper out even after their offices and printing plant were knocked out of service, was reminiscent of the praise Myler heaped on the outgoing News of the World staff during his newsroom sendoff address.

"It was a remarkable seven days," he wrote, "a unique chapter in the 93-year history of New York’s Hometown Newspaper, one in which everyone at The News demonstrated extraordinary unselfishness, loyalty and commitment. I am proud and privileged to work with them all."

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