The New York Post said Thursday
that Editor-in-Chief Col Allan is retiring from the tabloid.
Allan, 62, who took over in 2001, is the longest-serving editor at News Corporation, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, having worked there for 42 years.
He will be succeeded by Sunday Editor Stephen Lynch, the Post said. Lynch, 43, will report to publisher Jesse Angelo beginning on May 1.
"Col Allan is one of the most outstanding editors of his generation," said Murdoch, the company's executive chairman. "Col’s intelligence, insight, humor and unrelenting energy have created the New York Post that today stands as a newspaper of great influence, in print and online."
While at the helm of the Post, Allan broadened the newspaper's digital readership, which stood at a record 31.5 million unique users in March.
"It has been an enormous privilege to edit this great paper," Allan said. "Journalists at the Post — from reporters to the sub editors to the photographers to the columnists — are the best in the business.
"I know that the paper will continue to grow in scale and influence," he said.
Lynch joined The Post in 2003, according to the report.
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