Piers Morgan life and biography

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Piers Morgan biography

Date of birth : 1965-03-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Guildford, Surrey, England
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-26
Credited as : Tv personality, and journalist, Tonight show

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Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, known professionally as Piers Morgan, is a British journalist. He is a former editor of the tabloid newspapers News of the World (1994–1995) and Daily Mirror (1995–2004). He is editorial director of First News, a national newspaper for children.

Piers Morgan went to Chailey Comprehensive, Lewes Priory Sixth Form College and Harlow Journalism College.

After a stint with Lloyd's of London, Piers Morgan was a reporter with the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group, before becoming Showbusiness Editor of the Sun from 1989 to 1994.

Piers Morgan was editor of the News of the World from 1994 to 1995. During this period, in September 1994, according to Piers Morgan's diaries, Tony Blair invited Morgan for tea at the Commons, and told him, "I don't want to get chewed up and spat out like Neil Kinnock was by the Sun."

Piers Morgan left News of the World to become Editor of the arch-rival Daily Mirror. A position he held until May 2004, when Morgan was sacked following the Mirror's publication of fake photographs of soldiers seemingly abusing Iraqis.

Piers Morgan supports Arsenal and in 2004 published "Va Va Voom: a fan's diary of Arsenal's invincible season".

Morgan has also presented a variety of television programmes.
In June 2005, Piers Morgan and Matthew Freud, Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law, bought the UK Press Gazette. In 2006, Piers Morgan became the editorial director of First News, a national newspaper written by adults for children (mainly aged 9-12).

Along with David Hasselhoff and singer Brandy (replaced by Sharon Osbourne in the second series), Piers Morgan was selected to be a judge on Simon Cowell's TV show America's Got Talent, on NBC. Piers Morgan, along with Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden, is one of the judges on Britain's Got Talent.

Piers Morgan's TV career continued, presenting You Can't Fire Me I'm Famous where his guests included Naomi Campbell, Abi Titmuss and Andrew Flintoff; and, in November 2007, ITV announced that Piers Morgan was presenting a three part documentary series about Sandbanks in Dorset.

In 2008, Piers Morgan along with Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Trace Adkins and Gene Simmons amongst others was a candidate on The Apprentice hosted by Donald Trump.
Piers Morgan was ultimately the winner.

In May 2008, ITV announced that Piers Morgan had signed a two-year deal, which included presenting Piers Morgan's Life Stories in 2009 on ITV1.

In June 2010, Piers Morgan married the Daily Telegraph columnist Celia Walden, who is the daughter of former MP George Walden. Previously, Piers Morgan had three sons with his first wife Marion Shalloe.In September 2010, it was announced that Piers Morgan would replace Larry King on the US network CNN.

In January 2011, Piers Morgan started his tenure presenting the CNN talk show Tonight by interviewing Oprah Winfrey.

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