Ex-CNN Host Piers Morgan Hired By Daily Mail To Write About U.S. Issues

September 30, 2014 10:28 a.m.

Former CNN host Piers Morgan will be joining the Daily Mail Online as the website’s U.S. editor-at-large, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

The company said Morgan plans to write several pieces a week, “bringing his own experience and perspective to bear on the big US stories of the moment.”

Morgan joins the Daily Mail Online after departing from CNN in early September where he was still under contract despite “Piers Morgan Live” having been canceled in February.

After a four-year run, the show was canceled because of low ratings, which the Brit attributed partly to an inability to connect with an American audience.

Morgan has routinely sparred with his predecessor at CNN, television legend Larry King. The cancelation prompted King to say he would happily return to his former network to helm “Larry King Live” once more. That didn’t sit well with Morgan and incited a barrage of tweets.

In response to King’s comments that “Piers Morgan Live” wasn’t his “kind of show,” Morgan tweeted in May that King had been a “constant poisonous twerp” and urged King to stop “bitching about me.” In August, among other comments, Morgan said of King: “What a dick.”

h/t Politico

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