Veteran broadcaster Piers Morgan will join News Corp and FOX News Media in a global deal that includes content on a variety of platforms, including FOX Nation and the New York Post.
“Piers is the TV station every channel wants, but is too scared to hire,” said News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch.
“Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people think and feel,” Murdoch added. “He has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience in the UK, on FOX Nation, Sky News Australia, The Sun and the New York Post.”
Morgan launches a new TV show in early 2022 that airs on weekdays in the US, UK and Australia. He will also publish two weekly columns for the New York Post and The Sun and write a follow-up to his best-selling book, “Wake Up,” for HarperCollins.
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Morgan’s new show will be broadcast on talk TV in the UK, FOX Nation for US audiences and on Sky News Australia. It will be produced and filmed at News UK’s studios in London Bridge. Morgan will also present a number of true crime documentaries.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott is eager for Morgan to join the FOX Nation Watch List.
“Piers is a unique talent,” Scott said. “We look forward to him influencing and exploring opportunities with him on all of our platforms, especially FOX Nation, where our subscribers will love his new show that addresses the topics everyone is talking about.”
Morgan is “excited” to return to News Corp., where he began his media career more than 30 years ago.
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“Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless advocate for freedom of speech, and we are going to build something new and very exciting together,” Morgan said in a statement.
“I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debates and agenda talks, and a place that celebrates everyone’s right to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be explored and challenged vigorously,” Morgan continued. “I’m also happy to be a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands. I’m going home and we’re having fun.”
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Winnie Dunbar Nelson, who worked with Piers Morgan on CNN and “Good Morning Britain”, will be the executive producer of her upcoming program.