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The former Mirror boss, Britain’s (and America’s) Got Talent judge and author of Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney has presented CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight and ITV’s showcase interviews. In a career in which he’s never shied from controversy he’s gone head-to-head with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Nigel Farage, and Oprah Winfrey.
Piers Morgan is a broadcaster, presenter and journalist who currently co-hosts Good Morning Britain on ITV. He has judged on Britain’s Got Talent (and the US equivalent), hosted Piers Morgan Live on CNN, and won Celebrity Apprentice, where he struck up a friendship with Donald Trump.
Piers’ first Fleet Street job was on The Sun’s showbiz column. He went on to run the News of the World, becoming the youngest Editor of a national title for half a century. He then spent nine years as Editor at the Mirror, until his dismissal following a decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war.
After his removal from the Mirror Piers turned to television in both the UK and US. He took over from Larry King at CNN, interviewing influential figures in American life from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey. In Britain he co-hosted Morgan and Platell, interrogating politicians and newsmakers, and then presented You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous – a series of interviews with other public figures who had fallen or been pushed off their pedestals. In Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, he’s interviewed names from politics, music, film and television, from Elton John to Nigel Farage, Ewan McGregor to Gordon Brown. He also renewed his acquaintance with Donald Trump as the first British journalist to conduct a full-length interview with the President.
Piers is author of several books, notably The Insider: The private diaries of a scandalous decade, God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit, and Don’t You Know Who I Am? He has teamed up with Matthew Freud to buy the Press Gazette, launched First News, the first real newspaper for children, and served as editor-at-large of one of the world’s biggest news websites, Mail Online.
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