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Piers Morgan | Advisor
Since taking over CNN's primetime news-talk slot from Larry King in January 2011, Piers Morgan has been seen in nearly 200 countries as host of "Piers Morgan Tonight." He is one of the most visible and influential British journalists and television personalities to achieve success in the US media market.
Originally known to many in the US as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent" and as winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2009, Piers has had a long career in journalism in the UK as a newspaper editor and television personality. He began his career as a reporter for "The Wimbledon News" and subsequently was a columnist at "The Sun." In 1994, when Piers was just 28, 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 leaving the "Daily Mirror," Piers 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 appearing as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the No. 1-rated show "Britain's Got Talent." He began writing a monthly column for GQ magazine, interviewing 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, he joined ITV, where he hosted a documentary travelogue show called "Piers On...," reporting from cities including Shanghai, Las Vegas and Dubai. He also developed a new talk show, "Piers Morgan's Life Stories," featuring one-on-one intimate interviews with celebrities, business and political leaders, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It has been the No. 1-rated talk show in Britain consistently for the last few years.
Piers now brings his penetrating interview style and gift for unearthing the surprising detail to CNN with "Piers Morgan Tonight." He also continues to write his regular column for "The Mail on Sunday" newspaper.