Piers Morgan to Replace Larry King: Who Is Piers Morgan?
Piers Morgan to Take Over from Larry King
Starting January 2011, British TV presenter Piers Morgan will take over Larry King's slot on CNN. American viewers are most familiar with Piers Morgan for his appearance on the judging panel for America's Got Talent.
Larry King has hosted Larry King Live since 1985. No word on what Piers Morgan's program, described as " candid, in-depth newsmaker interview program" will be called.
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Who Is Piers Morgan?
Piers Morgan began his journalism career in print, editing for The Sun. Rupert Murdoch appointed Piers Morgan as editor of his News of the World tabloid when Morgan was only 28. Morgan then moved on to The Daily Mirror.
Piers Morgan's style has been described as arrogant and aggressive; some may remember the "Achtung! Surrender!" front page from Euro 96.
Piers Morgan was involved in a scandal over buying shares in a tech company just before publishing an article about it, which would constitute a conflict of interest. The two reporters involved in the story lost their jobs, though Morgan escaped unscathed.
Piers Morgan was fired from The Mirror in 2004 after publishing photos of Iraqi prisoners allegedly being abused by British troops; the photos were proven to be fake.
Piers Morgan co-hosted Morgan & Platell with left-wing counterpart Amanda Platell on the UK's Channel 4, as well as appearing on America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent and You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous. Piers Morgan On..., a travel series, is still running on UK television.CNN, quoting itself, said,
Morgan's show, which was not named in the CNN news release, will air live on CNN-US at 9 p.m. ET and will air worldwide on CNN-International in more than 200 countries, the network said. Morgan will be based in New York, but also will work from Los Angeles and London, CNN said.