(RightIsRight.co) – The name Piers Morgan brings many things to mind, from the writer’s fascinating stories at The Daily Mirror and The Sun to his time hosting shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “Good Morning Britain.” However, the famous Brit’s career is not without controversy, like when he came under fire for questioning Meghan Markle’s claims of struggling mental health while in the royal family. Now, however, Morgan is taking center stage in the broadcasting world: this time, by joining News Corp and Fox News Media.
Morgan Closes Deal with Robert Murdoch, Again
Piers Morgan’s career took off long ago when Robert Murdoch hired him to be editor in chief of News of the World in 1994. Morgan now returns to work with Murdoch for a second time after working for a variety of newspapers, tabloids, and TV shows since his big break,
On Thursday, September 16, Fox News Media announced a “global deal” with Morgan that includes publishing rights to Morgan’s next book, weekly columns in The Sun and the New York Post, and a nightly show will air that networks in Australia, the UK, and the US. Fox Nation, rather than Fox News, will feature the US show. Lastly, Morgan will also be hosting a True Crime series with the major network.
Morgan Speaks About His Hopes for the New Role
After walking off the set of “Good Morning Britain,” Morgan came under heavy criticism for his short temper and dismissal of the British royals’ mental health concerns. However, it seems he’s ready to chart a new course and legacy.
In a statement released by News UK, Morgan expressed his desire for his new show “to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews.” He emphasized he hopes it will be “a place that celebrates the rights of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.”
These words clearly show that Morgan will be as keen and critical as ever, hopefully providing viewers with a fresh perspective on the Fox News networks.
The Industry’s Top Critics Praise Morgan
Morgan’s announcement surprised many, and it came with ample praise from editors-in-chief and CEOs of major newspapers and brands. HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne declared that “there is simply no one better than Piers Morgan at getting people talking and thinking about the key issues affecting society today.”
Other executives praised Morgan’s “wit, whimsy and wisdom,” while some described his compelling delivery as coming with “a pithy puckishness.” All in all, it seems the network is quite optimistic about its new addition. However, if history tells viewers anything, the next few years won’t pass by without a bit of flair and drama surrounding Morgan.
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