Piers Morgan Basic Information
|Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan O’Meara
|Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer, Television Personality
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|March 30, 1965 (58) Years Old
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Piers Morgan Biography
English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan O’Meara was born on March 30, 1965. In 1988, The Sun was where he started his Fleet Street career. He became the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in over 50 years when Rupert Murdoch appointed him editor of the News of the World in 1994 at 29. Morgan edited the Daily Mirror from 1995 until his dismissal in 2004. From 2006 to 2007, he served as the editorial director of First News.
Morgan has been a television host, hosting the discussion shows Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV from 2009 until 2020, and Piers Morgan Live on CNN from 2011 to 2014. From 2015 to 2021, he co-hosted the ITV Breakfast show Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid. From 2007 to 2010, he served as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. He competed with former US President Donald Trump on The Celebrity Apprentice US in 2008, winning the competition. Morgan has been a TalkTV host since 2022 on Piers Morgan Uncensored.
Piers Morgan’s father, Irish dentist Eamonn Vincent O’Meara, died in a vehicle accident when Piers was only 11 months old. Because he was too young then, Eamonn is not remembered by the TV personality. He is, nonetheless, quite proud of his Irish heritage.
Gabrielle Georgina Sybille is his mother’s name. She wedded Glynne Pughe-Morgan after the death of her first husband. Piers took the last name of his stepfather.
Morgan has two brothers, Jeremy and Rupert Pughe-Morgan, and his sister, Charlotte Tomlinson.
Piers Morgan is the father of four children. The TV host’s first marriage to Marion Shalloe gave birth to three sons: Spencer, Stanley, and Albert. Elise was born in 2011 following Morgan’s marriage to fellow journalist Celia Walden.
Piers Walden is married to Celia Walden. Piers and Celia were married in 2010. Although Morgan’s name and face are more familiar to the general public, Celia has her claim to fame. She is a well-known novelist, critic, and journalist from the United Kingdom. Piers was married to Marion Shalloe for nearly two decades before settling down with Celia.
Piers Morgan is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million. His Good Morning Britain hosting role paid him roughly £1.1 million per year, the same as Susanna, while his Piers Morgan Tonight show reportedly paid him £1.44 million per year.
The Aston Martin Vantage, DB11, and Rapide are just a few of the Fine British Aston Martins in his modest but impressive collection of automobiles.
In and outside of his native Britain, Piers Morgan is the owner of three opulent mansions. According to The Sun, the TV talk show host owns homes in London, Sussex, and Hollywood worth up to £8.9 million. He also owns property in the US. In addition, he resides in a stunning five-bedroom Kensington townhouse that is Grade II listed. He has lived there with his wife, Celia Walden, and their eight-year-old daughter Elise Morgan since 2009.
Before he left the Daily Mirror, Morgan’s television presenting career took off. For the BBC, he hosted the three-part documentary series The Importance of Being Famous. Along with Platell, Morgan, and Amanda Platell, he co-hosted a current affairs interview program on Channel 4. Alongside Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff, Morgan made several appearances as a judge on the NBC television program America’s Got Talent throughout 2006. Because of the terms of his American Idol contract, Simon Cowell chose Morgan as a stand-in for himself.
Morgan participated as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent on ITV with Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell and America’s Got Talent’s second season in 2007. He additionally hosted the BBC One program You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous. In January 2008, he hosted the three-part ITV documentary series Piers Morgan on Sandbanks. Morgan agreed to a two-year, £2 million per year “golden handcuffs” contract with ITV in May 2008. He started a three-part series called Piers Morgan On… in February 2009, during which he traveled to Dubai, Monte Carlo, and Hollywood.
Morgan started presenting Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in 2009. Morgan’s show, Piers Morgan Live, took Larry King’s spot in CNN’s primetime lineup on January 17, 2011. The program’s run ended in March 2014 when it was canceled in February 2014 due to low ratings. In five episodes of Good Morning Britain that aired on ITV from April 13–17, 2015, Morgan served as a guest host before joining Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins as regular co-hosts. Following a scandal regarding his comments about Oprah with Meghan and Harry, which featured a heated on-air altercation with Alex Beresford, Morgan quit the series in March 2021.
On the TV show Killer Women with Piers Morgan, aired from 2016 to 2017, Morgan conducted interviews with female murderers. In addition, he co-hosted Serial Killer with Piers Morgan for ITV’s 2017 Crime & Punishment season. Morgan was the first signee when News UK revealed its new channel, talkTV, would debut in 2022 on September 16, 2021.
Between 1991 and 2008, Piers Morgan and Marion Shalloe were wed for 17 years. When she married Piers Morgan in 1991, she worked as a hospital ward nurse. Because Marion maintains a low profile, little is known about how she is currently living. However, her oldest son Spencer Morgan frequently shares family photos of her eating at places like The Ivy.