Friday, September 17, 2021

Rupert Murdoch Inks Deal With Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan, Rupert Murdoch

Piers Morgan, the outspoken British journalist and broadcaster, has joined Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Fox News Media in a global deal that includes a new TV show in early 2022, newspaper columns and a book contract.

Reuters reports Murdoch said in a statement on Thursday Morgan was "the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire".

"Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling," he said.

The 56-year-old's TV show will air on weeknights on FOX News Media's streaming service FOX Nation in the United States, Sky News Australia and on talkTV, a new British channel that will launch early next year. read more

Morgan, who previously edited Murdoch's defunct News of the World tabloid and hosted a show on CNN, resigned from British broadcaster ITV's breakfast show after he said in March he did not believe Prince Harry's wife, Meghan, when she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that she had endured racist and unkind comments from members of the royal household.

Morgan said he was thrilled to be returning to News Corp, where he began his media career more than 30 years ago. He left to edit a rival tabloid, the Daily Mirror, a job he held for nine years until 2004 when he was sacked for publishing false images of British soldiers abusing prisoners in Iraq.

As well as his TV show, Morgan will write columns in The Sun and the New York Post, the company said, and HarperCollins UK will publish his next book.

"Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together," he said.

"I'm going home and we're going to have some fun."

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