An awards host and a keynote speaker, Piers Morgan is one of the most controversial media personalities of recent times. Famously the youngest national newspaper editor in more than half a century, Piers formerly edited the News of the World and the Daily Mirror. He has since become a well-known face on television both sides of the Atlantic as a judge on Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent.
Piers Morgan is a very well known keynote speaker, presenter and awards host. Piers is former editor of British tabloid newspapers the News of the World (1994–1995) and the Daily Mirror (1995–2004), and is now a familiar face on television. On the corporate circuit, he delivers keynote speeches, facilitates conferences and presents awards.
Piers was born in 1965. He studied journalism at Harlow College and later began his career as a reporter for The Wimbledon News and then as a columnist at The Sun. In 1994, when Piers was 28 years old, Rupert Murdoch appointed him the youngest ever editor of The News of the Word, and the youngest national newspaper editor in Britain for 50 years. Two years later he moved to be Editor of the Daily Mirror, where he served from 1995 until 2004.
The paper won numerous journalistic awards including Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious British Press Awards in 2002 for its coverage of 9/11. After his controversial departure from the Mirror, Piers went on to become a No1 best-selling author, a regular media columnist and starred as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the No.1-rated show Britain’s Got Talent.
Piers has presented a number of UK TV shows – including The Dark Side of Fame, You Can’t Fire Me I’m Famous and Tabloid Tales for BBC1. His intimate and revealing interview talk show, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, has been running for over ten years on ITV, celebrating the life and career of leading stars from entertainment, business and politics.
Known to United States viewers for his role as a judge for six years on NBC’s No.1rated America’s Got Talent, and winner of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2009, Piers also hosted CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, the most distributed show in prime time around the world, from 2011-2014.
Piers currently hosts Good Morning Britain for ITV and is the presenter of prime time crime series, Killer Women, Serial Killer and Pyscopath, where Piers meets and interviews America’s most dangerous criminals. These have aired in more than 70 countries including the United States. He is also the US Editor-At-Large for DailyMail.Com, writing widely read columns about news and current affairs for the world’s biggest English speaking newspaper website.
His first book published in 2005, “The Insider, Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade”, became an instant number one bestseller and sequel “Don’t You Know Who I Am? Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition” also topped the bestselling list. This was followed up with “God Bless America, Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit” and Shooting Straight, Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney. In addition, Piers writes a regular column for The Mail on Sunday, where his diaries appear in their supplement Event Magazine.
He also appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice to raise money for Comic Relief and was the winner of the US celebrity version of The Apprentice.
In 2010 Piers also presented Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV, interviewing numerous guests from Bruce Forsyth to Geri Halliwell. He presented a series of Piers Morgan On... featuring destinations from Monte Carlo to Hollywood, and also appeared on BBC1's Question Time.