Col Allan returns to the ‘Post’ newsroom, as promised

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"He's baaaaaack."

That's how an insider described the return of New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan, who officially returned to the tabloid's newsroom this morning, according to several sources, following a more-than-two-month Australian hiatus that was seen as a rescue mission for the Post's struggling sister papers down under.

One source saw the famously abrasive editor "with his feet up on his desk reading the paper." But that's about all we know so far.

Allan didn't immediately respond to an email and a spokeswoman for the Post didn't immediately have a comment when reached this afternoon.

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But his homecoming raises several questions. For one thing: what's in store for Jesse Angelo, Allan's long-time lieutenant who'd been running the newsroom in his absence while also serving as publisher? (A unique arrangement for a newsroom to be sure.)

Initially, Post employees assumed that Allan was gone for good and that Angelo would soon be named editor-in-chief.

But their suspicions subsided as word spread in recent weeks that Allan was headed back to New York.

We'll update if we learn more. Speaking of which: joe@capitalnewyork.com.