Piers Morgan Joins MailOnline as Editor-At-Large

The hiring marks Morgan’s first official gig since exiting CNN after his talk show was cancelled in February

Last Updated: September 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Piers Morgan has landed his first official post-CNN gig as the U.S. Editor-At-Large of MailOnline, the news personality shared via Twitter on Tuesday.

Morgan departed CNN in February after the cancellation of his nightly news program “Piers Morgan Live.”

MailOnline is the web site of U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail. The publication describes itself as, “the world’s biggest English language newspaper website.”

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“As Editor-at-Large (US) 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,” Morgan said.

He also broke the news of his hiring on Twitter, posting:

Morgan’s career in journalism began at the Wimbledon News and from there he became a columnist at The Sun in 1989. In 1994, Rupert Murdoch appointed him Editor of The News of the World when Morgan was just 28.

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As TheWrap previously reported, Morgan claims to have turned down an offer from CNN to stay on the cable news network and host 40 specials over the next two years. His contract with CNN expired in early September.

Morgan was selected in 2011 to replace Larry King but his show never achieved success in the ratings. Morgan’s previous timeslot has since been filled with a rotation of anchors and specials.