Kevin Convey, ousted 'News' editor, in newsroom farewell; he was 'blindsided,' even though his successor was picked in October
"I'm sure he was worried about his job, but he probably thought the threat came from Arthur Browne," said a person who knows Convey.
The rollout of Convey's dismissal didn't begin until the end of December, even though the paper had been in talks with Myler since the fall, said a person familiar with the situation. The Myler negotiations were kept tightly under wraps, and even top newsroom brass wouldn't have been aware of them until at least the first of the year. Convey is, according to sources, on a contract that expires this summer.(1)
After a year and a half, the Daily News has a new editor-in-chief. It's Colin Myler, according to an email I've obtained, which also includes a quote from the paper's publisher, Mort Zuckerman, praising the outgoing editor-in-chief, Kevin Convey.
Colin Myler has been appointed editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News and NYDailyNews.com. The Daily News is New York’s largest-circulation daily newspaper and NYDailyNews.com is the 12th largest news site in the U.S. according to Comscore.(5)