Who is Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan is an English tv personality, writer, and journalist. He hosts the show Piers Morgan Uncensored since 25 April 2022. He has previously worked as a columnist and editor on publications such as The Sun, Daily Mirror, and New York Post.
Piers is also known for his outspoken character, which has sometimes gotten him in trouble. In March 2021, he criticized Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex after her interview with Oprah Winfrey disputing her remarks that she contemplated suicide while at the Royal Palace.
His remarks; “I don’t believe a word she says. […] I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.” on ITV’s morning show Good Morning Britain was met with backlash which forced him to live the show with immediate effect.
Piers Morgan Net Worth and Salary
Morgan has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2022. He earns an estimated annual salary of $2 million.
Piers Morgan Parents
Morgan was born to his parents Vincent Eamonn O’Meara and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille. His father was of Irish descent. He died when Piers was 11 months old and his mother was remarried to Glynne Pughe-Morgan. He was raised alongside his older brother Jeremy.
Morgan went to Cumnor House prep school and later joined Chailey Secondary School in Chailey. He then joined Harlow College where studied journalism.
Piers Morgan Age
Morgan is 57 years old as of 2022. He was born on 30 March 1965 in Surrey, England.
Piers Morgan Wife
Morgan is married to journalist Celia Walden. Celia is the daughter of the former Conservative MP George Walden. They began dating in January 2006 and got married in a private ceremony in the Oxfordshire village of Swinbrook on 24 June 2010.
They welcomed their daughter Elise Pughe-Morgan on 25 November 2011.
Morgan was previously married to Marion Shalloe in 1991. They have three sons Spencer William Morgan, Albert Douglas Morgan, and Stanley Christoper Morgan. They separated in 2004 before finalizing their divorce in 2008.
Piers Morgan Children
Morgan has four children; three sons and one daughter. His sons are Spencer William Morgan, Albert Douglas Morgan, and Stanley Christoper Morgan.
Piers Morgan House
Morgan owns a number of properties in London. He has a townhouse in his country home, East Sussex. His house has a large pool area, endless green ground, and a beautiful house.
Piers also owns a house in Kensington where he lives with his wife and daughter. He purchased the house from his father-in-law Tory MP George Walden for £4 million in 2009.
Apart from his houses in the UK, he also has a huge mansion in Beverly Hills. He bought the house for approximately £4.2m. The luxurious mansion consists of a pool area, outdoor bar, and large bedrooms with luxurious furnishings among others.
Piers Morgan Career
Piers began his journalism career in 1988 at The Sun as a writer. He then joined News of the World as an editor in January 1994 and later the Daily Mirror.
After working at Daily Mirror for over eight years, he was fired with immediate effect in May 2004 after refusing to apologize to Sly Bailey, then head of Trinity Mirror. He had authorized the publication of fake photographs even though the photos were verified to be fake.
After leaving Daily Mirror, Piers launched Fisrt News weekly paper publication targetting children from seven to fourteen years old. In September 2014, he became the editor at large for MailOnline.
Piers hosted his fisrt television show Morgan and Platell alongside Amanda Platell. The current affairs interview show saw Morgan interrogating guests from the left wing while Amanda from the right wing.
In 2006, Piers was a judge on America’s Got Talent alongside Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff on NBC. In 2007, he appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice to raise money for the BBC charity telethon Comic Relief.
That same year, he was a judge for America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent on ITV. He also presented You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous on BBC One.
On January 2011, he was named the new presenter for Piers Morgan Live on CNN replacing Larry King.
His show was canceled in February 2014 after poor ratings. Morgan commented that he was a British guy debating on American issues which made his audience tired of him.
In April 2017, he guest-hosted five episodes of Good Morning Britain on ITV. He was named a permanent co-host in November 2015, alongside Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins. He left the show in March 2021 following his remarks about Oprah with Meghan and Harry’s interview.
In April 2022, he began hosting his new show Piers Morgan Uncensored on the new channel talkTV with the first and second episodes containing a new interview with Donald Trump.