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Piers Morgan returns as a judge on "America's Got Talent," NBC's top-rated summer reality competition series, which brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture. Known to United States viewers primarily for his role as a judge on NBC's No. 1-rated "America's Got Talent" and as the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," Morgan has had a long career in journalism in the United Kingdom as a newspaper editor and, more recently, as host of the popular television interview program "Piers Morgan's Life Stories." He is now bringing his penetrating interview style and gift for unearthing the surprising detail to American television and to CNN viewers around the globe.
Morgan began his 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 in 50 years. Two years later, Morgan 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 to appear as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the No. 1-rated show "Britain's Got Talent."
After leaving the "Daily Mirror," Morgan began writing a monthly interview column for GQ magazine where he interviewed some of the biggest names in global entertainment and politics. In 2004, he moved into television, co-hosting a Channel 4 current affairs show, "Morgan & Platell," and two BBC interview shows, "Tabloid Tales" and "You Can't Fire Me I'm Famous." In 2008, Morgan joined ITV, where he hosted a documentary travelogue show called "Piers Onů," reporting from cities including Shanghai, Las Vegas and Dubai. He also developed a new talk show, "Piers Morgan's Life Stories," in which he conducts one-on-one intimate and lengthy sit-down interviews with celebrities and business and political leaders, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It has been consistently the No. 1-rated talk show in Britain for the last two years.
In September 2010, CNN announced that Morgan would host a candid, in-depth newsmaker interview program on the network. "Piers Morgan Tonight," premiered on January 17, 2011 and airs weeknights on CNN and worldwide on CNN International in more than 200 countries.
Morgan will continue as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent," premiering for its sixth season in spring of 2011. He will also continue to write his two regular columns for the "Mail on Sunday" newspaper and will provide regular columns to CNN.com.
Morgan is based in New York and also works from Los Angeles and London.
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