According to reports in US media, the former editor of the UK’s Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, may replace veteran talk show host Larry King on CNN. Morgan, who was fired from the Dairy Mirror for publishing bogus photos of Iraqi prisoners being abused by British army soldiers, has found fame in the US as one of the judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He also appears in Britain’s Got Talent.
It is believed that Morgan has signed a £5.5m, four-year deal with CNN to replace King, who recently announced his retirement.
NBC has agreed to share the 45 year old Morgan with CNN. Morgan has of late been making one-off shows for ITV and is expected to continue.