Piers Morgan

Active - 2007 - 2016  |   Born - Mar 30, 1965 in Newick, East Sussex, England  |  

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Biography by Tracie Cooper

Though Piers Morgan's early career was spent contributing to various journalistic endeavors in British tabloid media -- he was the editor for both The Daily World and News of the World -- he is perhaps best known for his role as a judge along with fellow Britons Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden on Britain's Got Talent. Morgan appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007; in 2008 he would reprise this "role" for NBC's celebrity edition of The Apprentice with Donald Trump. In 2006 he became one of the three judges on America's Got Talent, and in 2010 he left that program to take over Larry King's CNN interview program when the venerable TV personality retired.

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  • Became the editor of News of the World at just 28 years old.
  • Organized the Pride of Britain awards in 1999 during his time at the Daily Mirror.
  • Created the children's newspaper First News in 2006.
  • Broke three ribs after a fall from a Segway in 2007.
  • Won the 2008 edition of The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Replaced Larry King on CNN, debuting Piers Morgan Tonight in January 2011.