Piers Morgan began his career in local newspapers.
Spotted by Kelvin MacKenzie of The Sun he was given his own showbiz column, Bizarre. Rupert Murdoch made him Editor of the News of the World in January 1994; he was headhunted two years later to edit The Mirror where he stayed until 2004 when he was fired following his decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. He presented two series of ‘Tabloid Tales’ (BBC2) and co-hosted the current affairs show ‘Morgan and Platell’ (Channel 4). Piers was also a judge for many years on both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, and won the first series of Donald Trumps’s Celebrity Apprentice show in America. He’s hosted ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’, an intimate and revealing interview chat show, celebrating the life and career of leading stars from entertainment, business and politics. Piers joined CNN as the host of ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ in 2011.
He is the author of: The Insider, Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade, Don’t You Know Who I Am? Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition which topped the bestsellers list, andGod Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit. Piers also writes for The Mail on Sunday and his diaries appear in their supplement Live Magazine.
His fourth diary Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney was published by Ebury in October 2013.