- NAME: Piers Morgan
- OCCUPATION: Talk Show Host, Editor, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: March 30, 1965 (Age: 48)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Newick, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
- Originally: Piers Stefan O'Meara
- Full Name: Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan
- AKA: Piers Morgan
- AKA: Piers Pughe-Morgan
- AKA: Piers O'Meara
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Piers Morgan hosts his own interview show, Piers Morgan Tonight, and served a judge on America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2011.
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In 2006, Morgan gave the United States a taste of his sharply critical self as a judge on America's Got Talent with David Hasselhoff. He later worked alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the popular show. Morgan got involved another reality television program,
becoming one of the most loathed competitors on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. Despite the lack of public support, he emerged victorious in Donald Trump's series of battles to determine who had the greatest business acumen. Morgan raised eyebrows two years later when he was named as the successor to talk show host Larry King.
Morgan debuted his new CNN show Piers Morgan Tonight in early 2011 and featured Howard Stern, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey among his first guests. Never one to hold back, he has become an outspoken figure in the American gun control debate. Morgan has devoted numerous episodes of his show to this issue and showed himself to adamantly pro-gun control. He has called for a ban on assault weapons and for Americans to stand up to the powerful gun lobby. As Morgan once tweeted, "Here's the one unassailable, inarguable fact about gun control: You can't shoot anyone without a gun."
For his hard-line stance on gun control, Morgan has been criticized by the likes of such conservatives as Rush Limbaugh. He has inspired his opponents to campaign to have him deported and more than 100,000 people have signed a petition on the White House's "We the People" site. Still Morgan does still have his supporters. His old boss, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, "Let's have petition to keep Piers Morgan in the U.S. We need him, as does CNN."
Morgan is married to Celia Walden. The couple lives mainly in New York City, but they also spend time in California and London. They welcomed their first child together, daughter Elise, in November 2011. Morgan has three older sons from his first marriage.
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