Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born 30 March 1965 in Guildford, Surrey, England) is a British journalist and television personality best known as a co-presenter on the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain from 2014 to 2021. Morgan wrote for the News of the World from 1994 to 1995 and Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004. He also is known as a judge on the show America's Got Talent and was also the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice. On 17 January 2011, he started a show called Piers Morgan Live on the Cable News Network and the show took over the timeslot that was previously taken by Larry King Live before Larry King retired. Piers Morgan was fired by CNN President Jeff Zucker in 2014. Piers Morgan's show was cancelled by CNN and the final episode appeared March 28, 2014. A major focus of his program was support for liberal causes, particularly restrictions on gun ownership. He had a feud with his predecessor Larry King. ITV announced that Morgan decided to leave the programme with immediate effect, following negative comments he had made about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the days after the U.S. airing of the Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview. Ofcom received over 57,000 complaints from viewers, including a complaint from the Duchess of Sussex herself.
Morgan at PaleyFest in 2013
Piers Stefan O'Meara
30 March 1965
(m. 1991-2008, divorced)
Celia Walden (m. 2010-present)
|Parent(s)||Vincent O'Meara (deceased)|
- Piers' Two Truths and a Lie. NBC.
- Nudd, Tim. "Piers Morgan Leaving America's Got Talent – America's Got Talent, TV News, Piers Morgan". People.com.
- "Relative unknown wins 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Entertainment - TODAY.com". Today.msnbc.msn.com. 28 March 2008. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Piers Morgan is Larry King's CNN replacement Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine MSNBC, 8 September 2010
- NPR News Piers Morgan Shown the Door While CNN Weighs its Next Step https://www.npr.org/2014/02/24/282123671/piers-morgan-shown-the-door-while-cnn-weighs-its-next-step
- Piers Morgan CNN Show End Date TV Guide http://www.tvguide.com/news/piers-morgan-cnn-show-end-date-1079344/?rss=breakingnews&partnerid=huffposttv&profileid=breaking
- Transcript of the Final episode of Piers Morgan's program http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1403/28/pmt.01.html
- "Will Not Even Liberals Mourn Piers Morgan's Departure From CNN?". www.thenewamerican.com.
- The Piers Morgan Larry King Feud Continues by Catherine Taibi The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/piers-morgan-larry-king-cnn-twitter_n_5642510.html
- Oliver Darcy (9 March 2021). "Piers Morgan leaving 'Good Morning Britain' after storming off set over his attacks on Meghan". CNN Buisness. Retrieved 10 March 2021.