Piers Morgan

Biography

Piers Morgan started his journalism career as a reporter for The Wimbledon News and then as a columnist at The Sun. In 1994, when Morgan was 28 years old, Rupert Murdoch appointed him the youngest ever editor of the News of the World, and the youngest national newspaper editor in Britain for 50 years. Two years later he moved to the Daily Mirror, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1995 until 2004. The paper won numerous journalistic awards including Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious British Press Awards in 2002 for its coverage of 9/11. After his controversial departure from the Mirror, Morgan went on to become a best-selling author, a regular media columnist, and host of his own interview programs on the BBC and ITV, as well as appear as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the No.1-rated show Britain's Got Talent.

Since then, Piers has presented a number of TV shows - including The Dark Side of Fame, You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous and Tabloid Tales for BBC1. Morgan is also the host of the popular television interview program Piers Morgan's Life Stories, an intimate and revealing interview chat show, celebrating the life and career of leading stars from entertainment, business and politics. Launched in 2009, Piers Morgan's Life Stories has been consistently the No. 1-rated talk show in Britain for the last two years.

Known to United States viewers primarily for his role as a judge on NBC's No.1-rated America's Got Talent, and winner of Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. In January 2011, Piers Morgan joined CNN as host of "Piers Morgan Tonight", replacing Larry King Live, the show is an in-depth newsmaker interview program on the network that also airs worldwide on CNN International in more than 200 countries.

His first book published in 2005, "The Insider, Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade," became an instant number one bestseller and sequel "Don't You Know Who I Am? Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition" topped the bestselling list. The next installment, "God Bless America, Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit," is out now. In addition, Piers writes a regular column for The Mail on Sunday on sports and his diaries appear in their supplement Live Magazine.

Morgan is based in New York, and will also work from Los Angeles and London.

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27th May 2014 -

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10th April 2014 -

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30th March 2014 -

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Piers Morgan ended his three year run on his CNN talk show Piers Morgan Live on Friday (28th March) with a plea to the US government to change "the absurd gun laws".Morgan's show was cancelled...

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29th March 2014 -

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It was announced last month that CNN and Piers Morgan will be ending their partnership in the near future.That time has now come. On Friday (March 28th) the 48 year-old said goodbye to his show...

Piers Morgan Blasts Report For Claiming He Was Rude To CNN Co-Workers

26th February 2014 -

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Piers Morgan hasn't had the farewell response he would have hoped for after CNN decided to pull 'Piers Morgan Live!'The television network hasn't garnered the rating figures it would have hoped, and therefore decided to...

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Piers Morgan in America?

24th February 2014 -

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Piers Morgan is no stranger to bad press. Possibly, this is because he has always received his fair share of it (particularly in recent months), although throughout his seemingly eternal career he has also doled...

Piers Morgan's Show Axed: What Went Wrong For The Big-Mouthed Brit?

24th February 2014 -

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Piers Morgan's CNN prime-time talkshow Piers Morgan Live will soon be axed due to unsatisfactory ratings, according to a recent announcement, via the NY Times. The British former editor of Daily Mirror will present his...

CNN Cancels 'Piers Morgan Live' With Final Show Airing Next Month

24th February 2014 -

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CNN and Piers Morgan are bringing an end to their partnership after three years, which began when the 48 year-old took over from Larry King in the valuable 9 p.m. primetime slot.But the network isn't...

Piers Morgan Questioned By Police Over Hacking Scandal

14th February 2014 -

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Piers Morgan, the former editor of The Daily Mirror, has been questioned in the hacking scandal. The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 48-year-old journalist was interviewed under caution on 6 December.Piers Morgan was questioned by investigators...

Piers Morgan's Daughter Breaks His Wife's Nose

17th December 2013 -

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Piers Morgan's wife is set to undergo cosmetic surgery after the couple's young daughter accidentally broke her nose.The Tv newsman's journalist partner Celia Walden was left with a cracked nasal bone after she was headbutted...

Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson To Fight In Ring After Twitter Spat?

28th October 2013 -

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Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson - probably two of Britain's most polarising television personalities - have engaged in yet another Twitter spat. Of course by polarising we mean hated and by Twitter spat we mean...

Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow Address 'Friends' Reunion Speculation

29th July 2013 -

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Filling in for British host Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan Live on 26th July, Friends star Matthew Perry, AKA Chandler Bing, took over hosting responsibilities, showing off his natural talent for comedy in an interview...

Jennifer Lawrence Did NOT Rip Her Dress At The SAG Awards, Her Pants Fell Down

2nd February 2013 -

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When Jennifer Lawrence went up to collect her award for Best Actress at last Sunday's (Jan 27) Screen Actors Guild Awards she gave us a glimpse at what could have been one of Hollywood's most...

Handler, Morgan Fight? More like Jokes and Awkward Silence

1st February 2013 -

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Chelsea Handler and Piers Morgan had a fight? That's what's being reported, but really it's just standard banter. Both Morgan and Handler have their own chat shows, Morgan was visiting Handler's show Chelsea Lately. As...

Handler, Morgan Fight - Who Won The Chat Show Hosts' War Of Words?

1st February 2013 -

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That Handler, Morgan fight? Well, it was all in jest, of course, but even though Piers Morgan and Chelsea Handler were just trying to wind each other up they still managed to get some serious...

Piers Morgan Deportation Met with White House Refusal

10th January 2013 -

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Gun law debates have barely receded at all since the horrific and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook in Newton last December. Piers Morgan spearheaded some of the debate via while hosting his show on CNN....

Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Heats up, British Broadcaster Vows To Continue His 'Fight'

10th January 2013 -

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The petition to deport Piers Morgan following his seemingly inexplicable investment in the gun control debate in America has attained a new dimension: the White house have issued an official response while Morgan has reiterated...

"A Hatchet Man Of The New World Order" : Piers Morgan Keeps His Cool During Alex Jones Pro-Gun Rant

8th January 2013 -

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Piers Morgan was on the receiving end of an impassioned rant from the pro-gun radio host Alex Jones, on his CNN show. Morgan managed to keep his cool whilst he spoke to the enraged gun-defender...

Morgan Threatens To Deport Self: Will Piers Morgan Leave The USA?

31st December 2012 -

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Piers Morgan threatens to deport self in an article published by the Daily Mail, regarding America’s gun laws. The CNN host Piers Morgan wrote the lengthy article after seeing America’s collective response to the recent...

Donald Trump v Lord Alan Sugar on Twitter Ding Ding! The Full Social Media Battle!

7th December 2012 -

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What do you get when two outspoken men have access to a social media platform that transmits directly to the general public? A mess, that's what you get. This is what happens when you let...

Piers Morgan Tells Charlotte Church About Phone Hacking, Years Before Denying Any Knowledge

28th November 2012 -

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An interview clip featuring Piers Morgan telling Charlotte Church about the possibilities of phone hacking in the media in 2003 is set to be aired on Channel 4 in a new documentary.The former editor of...

Hulk Hogan Hopes To Finally Pin Sex Tape Scandal On Piers Morgan Show

10th October 2012 -

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"Whatcha gonna do, brother, whatcha gonna do when a sex tape scandal runs wild on you?" Quickly call up some of the biggest mouthpieces in US entertainment culture and seek to explain yourself as soon...

Why Did Kelsey Grammer Walk Out On Piers Morgan?

20th September 2012 -

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Kelsey Grammer decided, for whatever reason, that he didn’t want to be interviewed by Piers Morgan on his CNN show, and deserted the studio before any such thing could happen, reports The Telegraph. “Kelsey...

Why Did Kelsey Grammer Storm Off Piers Morgan’s Chat Show?

20th September 2012 -

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Kelsey Grammer stormed out of Piers Morgan’s chat show, recently, before their chat had even begun. According to E! Online, Piers is claiming that Kelsey caught wind of the fact that they had shown a...

'I'm A Coward': Roger Moore Ended Marriage Over The Telephone

14th September 2012 -

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Roger Moore has confessed to being a coward. The James Bond actor reportedly ended his third marriage over the phone and told Piers Morgan, on his ITV1 chat show "Did I say I was a...

Piers Morgan And Barton In Twitter Row Over National Anthem

2nd August 2012 -

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Piers Morgan and JOEY BARTON have come to blows over whether or not all Brits should sing the national anthem at the Olympic Games.Patriotic journalist Morgan took to Twitter last night to insist that all...

Ken Barlow Touches My Bum, Reveals Michelle Keegan

23rd May 2012 -

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Michelle Keegan has revealed how William Roache, aka Ken Barlow, cops a feel of her while on the set of Coronation Street. Roache admitted to sleeping with over 1,000 women during a chat with Piers...

Howard Stern Fails To Ignite 'America's Got Talent' Ratings

16th May 2012 -

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Radio personality Howard Stern has been doing the rounds of talk shows as well as the feature interview circuit recently, in the lead-up to his first season as a judge on the popular family show...

Paul Mccartney's Daughter Still Upset About Heather Mills

13th March 2012 -

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Sir Paul McCartney's daughter hasn't forgiven Piers Morgan for introducing him to Heather Mills. The former couple were introduced by the talk show host at a charity event in 1999 and fashion designer Stella McCartney...

Lenny Kravitz Made Peace With Dad On His Deathbed

22nd December 2011 -

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Lenny Kravitz is grateful he was able to make peace with his father before he died.The 'Fly Away' singer had a strained relationship with his dad Sy Kravitz after him and his mother Roxie Roker...

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it is a good idea to bite your tongue before making a decision to intoduce a hooker to a beloved celebrity, especially when you do not the caracter of the person you are introducting to a well known celebrity.since you started the impetious that lead to horror, you should pay the ridiculous funds to bimbo mill$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, NOT SIR PAUL.did you have to stoop to that comment just to get your name in the news, without concidering the horrific "match making"I would not be suprising if mill$$$$$$$ was doing the horizontal mambo with you

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