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New journos in Albany

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Here are some new people Andrew Cuomo may be calling soon.

The tour of duty for Newsday's Albany bureau chief, James Madore, is over. He's returning to Mellville as a senior economics reporter and being replaced with Yancey Roy.

Roy has a decade of experience with Gannett, and wrote for numerous other places, including the Times Union. Roy's most recent job was as a spokesman for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. (How many other former journos have returned from the dark side?)

Also, I'm told Thomas Kaplan will be joining the New York Times' Albany team. He already has a contributing crediton Nick Confessore's story today, and has this story about Cuomo's fake Twitter account. Kaplan fills the role left by Jeremy Peters, who is now on the media beat.