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Larry King Live: Piers Morgan Officially Taking Over CNN Hosting Job

Piers Morgan Larry KingAfter months of speculation, CNN has put the issue to rest. Piers Morgan will be taking over for Larry King when the venerable host ends Larry King Live.

While most know Morgan for his judging on America’s Got Talent, he actually has an impressive journalism career in the UK. He was the editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper and hosts an interview program called Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Under the new deal with CNN, Morgan should be able to continue his involvement with Talent and Life Stories.

Morgan’s agent supposedly approached CNN about finding a spot for him early this year. Once King announced his retirement, the talks shifted to Morgan possibly taking over.

Morgan’s new show will be based in New York but will also work in London and Los Angeles. He’s said that he’d like to interview President Obama for his first show. He said, “I think Obama is someone who is going through a pretty tough time. Outside of America, people love him.”

King’s last day on the job will be December 16th.

What do you think? Do you think Morgan’s a good replacement? Will you tune in?

 

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KevN'sync September 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I like Piers and im glad he is still going to be on America’s Got talent because it would suck without his critiques like AMERICAN IDOL WILL BE televisions version of the titanic not the movie but the actual titanic

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rick james September 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Whaaattttt!?! It SHOULD have been Ryan Seacrest!

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