Colin Myler

Colin Myler

Colin Myler (born 30 May 1952[citation needed]) is a British former newspaper editor.

Myler grew up in Widnes in Cheshire.[1] He started his career working for the Catholic Pictorial news agency in Southport,[1] before joining The Sun and then the Daily Mail. He was appointed news editor of the Sunday People,[2][3] then moved to Today in 1985, before its launch, again as news editor.[4] He was later appointed as Deputy Editor of the Sunday Mirror.

In 1992, he succeeded his boss Bridget Rowe as editor of the Sunday Mirror. In 1994, he moved to edit the Daily Mirror.[5] He was made Managing Director of both the Daily and Sunday Mirror in 1995,[6] but soon left to run Super League of Europe, the rugby league marketing body. He returned to the Sunday Mirror in 1998, but resigned in 2001 after Judge David Poole ruled that an article he had published regarding accusations of assault against Leeds United F.C. footballers Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate risked prejudicing their trial.[5]

Shortly afterward, Myler moved to the United States and was appointed executive editor of the New York Post.[5] He returned to London in 2007 to become editor of the News of the World[1] and remained in post until the paper ceased publication on 10 July 2011.[7]

On 22 July 2011, Myler and former News of the World lawyer, Tom Crone, wrote to the Parliamentary Select Committee to clarify evidence given by James Murdoch in respect of the News International phone hacking scandal which had resulted in the closure of the News of the World.[8] They appeared before the Committee to answer further questions on 6 September 2011.[9]

Myler is a practising Catholic[10] and a second cousin of the rugby player Frank Myler.[11]


  1. ^ a b c "Colin Myler Biography". Manchester Evening News. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Editor resigns after trial collapse", BBC News, 12 April 2001
  3. ^ "Mirror editor moved after eighteen months of struggling sales", The Guardian, 15 April 1994
  4. ^ Jon Slattery, "Today editor fills top editorial posts", Press Gazette, October 1985
  5. ^ a b c "Inside Story: The ex-editors' files", The Independent, 9 May 2005
  6. ^ Andrew Culf, "Media tug-of-war as Mirror poaches editor from News of the World", The Guardian, 31 August 1995
  7. ^ "Phone hacking probe: NoW goes into print for last time". BBC News. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  8. ^ David Leigh and Nick Davies (22 July 2011). "Phone hacking: Tom Crone and Colin Myler raise the stakes". Guardian (London). Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  9. ^ O'Carroll, Lisa (6 September 2011). "Phone hacking and Leveson inquiry - Tuesday 6 September 2011". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Caroline Gammell (24 July 2008). "Max Mosley Nazi prostitute orgy case: Colin Myler profile". Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Mark Smith (8 July 2011). "Widnes editor of News of the World Colin Myler left 'outraged' as his newspaper is closed". Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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Bridget Rowe
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
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