Piers Morgan, British TV host and onetime tabloid editor, is back in the Murdoch fold.
In a news release On Thursday, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and Fox News Media announced that Mr Morgan would be hosting a TV show on his new British channel, TalkTV, which debuts early next year. The program will also appear in the United States on the Fox Nation streaming service (though not on the Fox News Channel) and on Sky News Australia.
A showman and journalist who makes a splash on Twitter, Mr. Morgan, 56, has had a long and varied career, having served as a judge on “America’s Got Talent”, a prime-time CNN host and top Mr. was the editor. Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid.
Most recently, he hosted ITV’s “Good Morning Britain”, a role that ended in March, when he stormed Set after his co-host warned him for his negative comments on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. The day before his walk-off, Mr Morgan suggested on Air that he lied about his mental health issues and how other members of the royal family had treated him in his blistering CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey. told.
His return to Mr. Murdoch’s empire comes more than three decades after he began his career on the celebrity beat for the Murdoch tabloid The Sun. As part of his deal, Mr. Morgan will also write weekly columns for The Sun and Mr. Murdoch’s New York tabloid, The New York Post. HarperCollins, another Murdoch asset, will publish her next book.
In a statement, Mr. Murdoch called him “every channel broadcaster wants, but is too afraid to hire.”
On Thursday, Mr Morgan posted a picture of himself on Twitter next to Mr Murdoch. “I went home,” he wrote. “Great to be re-joining Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation after 28 years. Where I started my media career, with the boss who gave me my first big break.”