CNN Picks Piers Morgan to Replace Larry King

He'll start in January
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2010 11:52 AM CDT
CNN Picks Piers Morgan to Replace Larry King
A file photo from April of Piers Morgan, a judge on the NBC show "America's Got Talent."   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

No surprises here: Piers Morgan will be Larry King's replacement on CNN. Both the network and Morgan confirmed the news today after endless rounds of speculation, reports the LA Times. Morgan, a judge on America's Got Talent (he's expected to keep that gig) and a former British tab editor, will start in January. And in this new media age, how did the world first learn of the announcement? CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi's Twitter account, notes Mediaite.

Morgan is a former winner of Celebrity Apprentice, so here's Donald Trump's take on how he'll do: “When you do a show five or six nights a week, you can’t kill everybody, because you’re not going to get anybody to come on the show,” he said. “But Piers will have a great take on it. He’s going to know just how far to go.” (More Larry King stories.)

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