Rupert Murdoch hires Piers Morgan in global TV, newspaper and book contract
Piers Morgan, a famous British journalist and broadcaster, has signed a global agreement with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA.O) and Fox News Media that includes a new TV show in early 2022, newspaper columns, and a book deal.The 56-year TV old's programme will run on FOX News Media's streaming service FOX Nation in the US, Sky News Australia, and talkTV, a new British channel set to launch early next year.
TalkTV will premiere less than a year after GB News, which began in June with the goal of challenging the British media's London-centred consensus.It has subsequently failed to attract huge viewers, and Andrew Neil, the show's chairman and primary host, announced his departure on Monday.
Presenters from Murdoch's radio stations talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, and Times Radio, as well as his publications The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times, will appear on the new channel, which will be available on both linear and internet television.
Morgan, who previously worked as an editor at Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World tabloid and hosted a CNN show, resigned from ITV's breakfast show in March after saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle when she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that she had received racist and unkind comments from members of the royal household.
More than 50,000 people objected to his remarks, but the UK's media regulator decided that ITV did not breach the broadcasting code since Morgan was questioned by other presenters.