Morgan’s new role follows his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain for refusing to apologize for questioning Meghan Markle’s mental health.
Now, after six months off-air, Morgan is back with a vengeance. The controversial journalist will host a new show next year airing in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States on Fox Nation. He has agreed to write two weekly columns for The Sun and New York Post, author a follow-up book to his 2020 bestseller “Wake Up” for Murdoch’s publishing company HarperCollins, and host true crime documentaries.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged,” Morgan said in the announcement. “I’m also delighted to become a columnist for the Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands.”
Morgan said he got his career started with News Corp 30 years ago and that he is excited to return home to build something new with Rubert Murdoch, News Corp’s executive chairman. Murdoch was also excited about Morgan’s return, saying that he looks forward to expanding Morgan’s audience around the world.
Murdoch’s praise for his protégé didn’t end there, adding, “Piers is the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.”