Veteran broadcaster Piers Morgan will join News Corp and FOX News Media in a global deal that includes content across various platforms, including FOX Nation and the New York Post.
“Piers is the broadcaster all the channels want but are too afraid to hire,” said Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp.
“Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and talks about what people think and feel,” added Murdoch. “He has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience in the UK, FOX Nation, Sky News Australia, The Sun and The New York Post.”
Morgan will launch a new TV show in early 2022 that will air on weeknights in the US, UK and Australia. He will also publish two weekly columns for The New York Post and The Sun and will write a follow-up to his bestselling book, “Wake Up,” for HarperCollins.
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Morgan’s new show will air on talkTV in the UK, FOX Nation for US audiences and on Sky News Australia. It will be produced and filmed at News UK studios in London Bridge. Morgan will also present a series of real detective documentaries.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott is eager for Morgan to join the FOX Nation roster.
“Piers is an exceptional talent,” said Scott. “We look forward to him making an impact and exploring opportunities with him on all of our platforms, especially FOX Nation, where our subscribers will love his new show touching on the topics everyone is talking about.”
Morgan is “thrilled” to return to News Corp., where he began his media career over 30 years ago.
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“Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free 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 heated debate and conversation to set the agenda, and a place that celebrates everyone’s right to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously considered and challenged.” Morgan continued. “I’m also thrilled to become a columnist for The Sun and The New York Post, two popular and brilliantly successful newspaper brands. I’m coming home and we’re going to have 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 next program.