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Piers Morgan Joins Fox News in Global Deal, Reuniting With Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.




 

Controversial British media personality Piers Morgan has signed a global deal with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News and News Corp.

Under the terms of the deal, Morgan will host a daily TV show that will air on weeknights in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, write a weekly column for Murdoch's U.K. tabloid The Sun and the U.S. publication The New York Post and also present a series of true crime documentaries.

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The TV show will air on Fox Nation in the U.S., talkTV in the U.K. and Sky News Australia. It will be filmed at New U.K.'s studios in London Bridge. Winnie Dunbar Nelson, who worked with Morgan at CNN and "Good Morning Britain," will executive produce the show, which will be available for syndication in other global territories.

"I'm thrilled to be returning to News Corp, which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago," Morgan said. "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. I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.

"I'm also delighted to become a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands," Morgan added. "I'm going home and we're going to have some fun."

Rupert Murdoch, who serves as executive chair of News Corp, said: "Piers is 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 has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience in the U.K., at Fox Nation, Sky News Australia, The Sun and the New York Post."

Under the new deal, HarperCollins will publish a follow-up book to Morgan's 2020 novel "Wake Up."

Earlier this year, Morgan was embroiled in a controversy over comments he made about Megan Markle and her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan said on "Good Morning Britain" that he didn't believe Markle's claims that her mental health suffered while in the Royal Family and that she experienced suicidal thoughts. Morgan stormed off a live broadcast of "Good Morning Britain" and later quit the show.

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