Piers Morgan

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Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan speaking.jpg
Piers Morgan speaking at CES on 6 January 2011
BornPiers Stefan O'Meara
(1965-03-30) 30 March 1965 (age 53)
Guildford, Surrey, England[1]
NationalityBritish
OccupationJournalist
TV personality
Spouse(s)Marion Shalloe
(m. 1991-2008, divorced)
Celia Walden (m. 2010-present)
Children3 sons
Parent(s)Vincent O'Meara (deceased)
Gabrielle Pughe-Morgan

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born 30 March 1965 in Guildford, Surrey, England) is a British journalist and television personality. 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[2] and was also the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice.[3] 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.[4] Piers Morgan was fired by CNN President Jeff Zucker in 2014.[5] Piers Morgan's show was cancelled by CNN and the final episode appeared March 28, 2014.[6][7] A major focus of his program was support for liberal causes, particularly restrictions on gun ownership.[8] He had a feud with his predecessor Larry King. [9]

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  1. Piers' Two Truths and a Lie. NBC.
  2. Nudd, Tim. "Piers Morgan Leaving America's Got Talent – America's Got Talent, TV News, Piers Morgan". People.com.
  3. "Relative unknown wins 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Entertainment - TODAY.com". Today.msnbc.msn.com. 28 March 2008.
  4. Piers Morgan is Larry King's CNN replacement MSNBC, 8 September 2010
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Transcript of the Final episode of Piers Morgan's program http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1403/28/pmt.01.html
  8. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/17712-universal-hurrahs-will-not-even-liberals-mourn-piers-morgan-s-departure-from-cnn
  9. 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

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