Piers Morgan Joins MailOnline as Editor at Large
The former CNN host announced in September that he'd left the network
Piers Morgan has found his first post-CNN gig, joining MailOnline as its U.S. editor at large.
MailOnline is the online version of the U.K's Daily Mail newspaper and claims to be the biggest English-language newspaper website in the world.
Morgan announced in September that he'd left CNN, several months after his eponymous talk show was canceled. He added in tweets about his departure that he'd turned down a two-year deal from CNN president Jeff Zucker to host several interview specials.
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In his new role at MailOnline, Morgan will write several times each week, bringing his experience and perspective to the biggest U.S. stories, MailOnline said in a post about its new staffer on Tuesday. He will continue to contribute a weekly column to the Mail on Sunday newspaper and host Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV in the U.K.
MailOnline added that Morgan will still be "pursuing new television ventures in the U.S."
"I am very excited to take on the role of editor at large (U.S.) at MailOnline, which has become the most successful and dynamic platform in the world of news," Morgan said. "The site is an addictive pleasure that offers an extraordinarily wide and diverse range of stories from all around the world. It’s become my first stop for news each morning and multiple times throughout the day, as it has for many others, which is why 180 million people now visit MailOnline every month, 60 million of them from here in America alone."
He continued, "News should never be boring, and MailOnline tells the stories of the day in a compelling, informative and entertaining way that grabs the interest of its readers. As editor at large (U.S.) I plan on breaking down the biggest stories that matter to Americans and analyzing them in a way that will generate discussion and create debate. Writing was my first love as a journalist, and being able to write on such a powerful, far-reaching and ambitious global platform is an opportunity I couldn’t turn down."
MailOnline editor in chief and publisher Martin Clarke added: "Piers is a fantastic addition to MailOnline. He has vast experience as an editor and presenter and certainly knows how to generate conversation and create debate, so we’re delighted that he will be joining us as our first-ever editor at large."
Morgan is the latest splashy hire for MailOnline, which in June added former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg as its North American CEO.