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Kevin Convey out at the Daily News

Well, that didn’t last long. Former Boston Herald editor Kevin Convey is out as editor in chief at the New York Daily News, less than two years after taking the job. Interestingly, he’s being replaced by Colin Myler, who most recently worked for Rupert Murdoch, owner of the Daily News’s tabloid competitor, the New York Post. (Myler was a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World, which was involved in the phone-hacking scandal.) The website Capital New York reported yesterday that Convey, who’d never worked in New York before getting the Daily News gig, didn’t quite fit in. “He looked lost from the start,’’ one staffer said. “He even had to be led to the subway.’’ In his memo announcing Myler’s appointment, Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman had faint praise for Convey: “Along with everyone else at the Daily News, I want to thank Kevin for his editorial input over the past year-and-a-half.’’