After over two years as host of “Piers Morgan Live” on CNN, Piers Morgan has officially left the building.
“I was offered a new 2-year deal by CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview ‘specials,'” Morgan revealed to his 4.3 million Twitter followers on Tuesday. “But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it — and to try pastures new.”
Morgan began anchoring the network’s 9 p.m. slot in January of 2011, replacing “Larry King Live.”
CNN anchors were subsequently fighting “Hunger Games”-style for his time slot.
Today, the 49-year-old announced what has been months in the making:
But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it – and to try pastures new.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 2, 2014
Morgan was formerly editor of Britain’s “News of the World” and “Daily Mirror” and also a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
He has not yet announced his next move.
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