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It’s official: Piers Morgan to replace Larry King on CNN in January

Julia McClatchy (admin)
Contributor

Piers Morgan can finally talk — about talking on CNN.

After months of leaks, speculation and teases, CNN revealed Wednesday Morgan will be joining the network to host a new interview show starting in January.

The outspoken and well-liked judge on “America’s Got Talent” and the winner of “Celebrity Apprentice,” will replace Larry King at 9 p.m. on the network’s schedule.

“Piers has made his name posing tough questions to public figures, holding them accountable for their words and deeds,” said CNN Jon Klein said in a statement. “He is able to look at all aspects of the news with style and humor with an occasional good laugh in the process.”

Over the summer, as talk raged that Morgan, 45, would replace him, King, 76, announced he would step down from the nightly program this fall, but remain with CNN hosting specials.

Until Emmy night, when he told a reporter he was in negotiations with CNN, Morgan carefully danced around the situation in a fun way on NBC’s “Tonight” show with Jay Leno and in an appearance on “Live with Regis & Kelly.”

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  • libertariancomment

    Who is Larry King?

  • teapartypatriot

    It’s not a surprise that leftist cnn would hire an immigrant to do a job no self-respecting American citizen would do – namely, appear on their socialist propaganda network.

  • jonavark

    out with the old, in with the plagiarists and liars. Welcome Piers. I hope they give you a big red X on your console. You’re gonna need it. You seemed honest on Idol but can you be honest on CNN? If so, you will stand alone.