Talk about an announcement that’s been a long time coming? CNN has finally announced that Piers Morgan has been chosen to take over Larry King’s time slot at the news network, in the wake of Larry’s announced departure from the network. Piers takes over the show beginning in January.
Most of you know him as the Simon-like judge on America’s Got Talent, but CNN swears he knows how to ask the hard hitting questions:
“Piers has made his name posing tough questions to public figures, holding them accountable for their words and deeds, ” said CNN-US President Jon Klein. “He is able to look at all aspects of the news with style and humor with an occasional good laugh in the process.”
Morgan’s show will air live on CNN-US at 9 p.m. ET and worldwide on CNN-International in more than 200 countries. He’ll be based in New York, but also will work from Los Angeles and London.
“I have watched ‘Larry King Live’ for much of the last 25 years, and dreamed of one day filling the legendary suspenders of the man I consider to be the greatest TV interviewer of them all, ” Morgan said.
Piers is also the “mean” judge on Britain’s Got Talent, across the pond. A job he’ll be leaving now that he’s got a cushy new job with CNN.