The special agent who runs the FBI's Philadelphia division will be named assistant director in charge of the bureau's New York City office, possibly as soon as Wednesday, according to a knowledgeable source.
The agent, George C. Venizelos, had been considered front-runner for the New York post, one of the most prominent within the bureau. Spokesmen at the FBI's Washington headquarters and its New York and Philadelphia offices declined to comment late Tuesday.
Agents within both field offices were told of the decision, said the source, who was not authorized to publicly discuss it.
For Venizelos, 52, the promotion is a homecoming of sorts. A North Jersey native - and a New York Giants season-ticket holder - Venizelos worked in New York for five years, and served as interim assistant director in charge for several months in 2010.