Piers Morgan born Piers Stefan O’Meara was born March 30, 1965, in Guilford Surrey England.He is 55 years old. He is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality. He is the son of an Irish dentist from County Offaly and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille, an English woman. Piers was raised as a catholic and still identifies as a Catholic because of his mother’s influence. He has a brother named Jeremy who is two years older than him. His father died when he was just 11 months old, his mother later remarried Glynne Pughe-Morgan, and he took his stepfather’s surname. He went to school at the independent Cumnor House prep school from the ages of 7 to 13, then Chailey a comprehensive secondary school. Morgan studied journalism at Harlow college. He joined the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985.
Piers Morgan Career Details
Morgan joined the south London Newspaper in 1985 as a journalist. He then started freelancing for the sun in 1988, then moved to the sun in the year 1994 to write the tabloid-style column “Bizarre” for the Newspaper. Although he was not a fan of the pop scene, he became “friends of the stars” according to his interview with Hunter Davies because he was exceptionally skilled at self publicity and went on to be the columns main writer. He was frequently pictures with famous stars like Madonna, Paul McCartney and many others.
He was appointed as editor of the news of the world by Rupert Murdoch in January 1994.He became the youngest newspaper editor that summer in half a century at 29.
He became known for his lack of sympathy for the privacy of celebrities. He left his post after in 1995 shortly after publishing photographs of Catherine Victoria Lockwood leaving a rehab facility in Surrey. This action was against the code of conduct and was a complaint was upheld against him by the press complaint commission.
Morgan later took over the editorship of the Daily Mirror a rival tabloid in the year 1996. He ran several exclusive stories such as an exposé of security at Buckingham Palace. He was criticised for his brash style and his disregard for people’s privacy. In 2004, after publishing photographs of British soldiers mistreating prisoners in the Iraq war which was subsequently revealed to be false, he was fired from the Daily Mirror.
In 2006, he was chosen to be a judge on America’s got talent by Simon Cowell. This opened up further opportunities because of his biting wit and self-confidence in the role which he filled for 6 years. These opportunities were a seat on the judging panel of British got talent and his own interview program Piers Morgan life in which he grilled public figures like prime minister Gordon Brown.
In 2011, he replaced Larry King as host of the nightly talk show on CNN. The show was later cancelled in 2014 due to poor ratings. He became Co-host of good morning Britain on ITV alongside Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins in November 2015.
Piers Morgan Net Worth
Piers Morgan is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, newspaper editor and television personality who has amassed an estimated net-worth of 20 million.
Piers Morgan Marriage Details
In 1991, Piers Morgan married Marion shalloe. The couple had 3 sons together but later divorced in 2008. They separated after the birth of their 3 child in 2001. Their separation lasted for seven years.
In 2010, he married his current wife Celia Walden, who is a journalist. She is also the daughter of former Conservative MP George Walden. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2011. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in the village of Swinbrook in Oxfordshire, England, in June 2010.
Piers Morgan Children
Piers Morgan has three sons named Albert, Spencer and Stanley with his first wife Marion. In November 2011, he welcomed his daughter Elise with his second wife Celia.
Piers Morgan Body Measurements
Piers Morgan is of average build and is 6ft 1 in (1.85 m)ch tall. He weighs 97 kg .
Piers Morgan Cars And Houses
Piers Morgan owns several houses including two in Britain, a country retreat in East Sussex village of Newick a, which is where he grew up as and a town home in west London. His residence in London is a Georgian townhouse which he purchased for $719,000. He also has a house in Beverly Hills which he purchased in 2011 for $5.4 million dollars.