PIERS was born in 1965. He studied journalism at Harlow College, beginning his career in local south London newspapers before being spotted by Kelvin Mackenzie of The Sun and given his own showbiz column, Bizarre.
Rupert Murdoch made him Editor of News of The World in January 1994; he was headhunted two years later to edit the Mirror where he stayed until May 2004 when he was sacked following the decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war.
He has presented two series of Tabloid Tales for BBC1 and has co-hosted the current affairs show Morgan & Platell on Channel 4. Piers’ has presented two series of You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous for BBC1, which sees him interviewing famous faces that have been at the centre of a high profile sacking or walk out.
Piers also appeared in the UK alongside Simon Cowell as a judge on ITV1 hit show Britain’s Got Talent. Most recently he presented a three part documentary for ITV1, Piers Morgan on Sandbanks, taking a look at the small Dorset peninsular that has become the fourth most expensive place to live in the world.
Piers appeared lately on American screens in NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and will be again in the autumn on America’s Got Talent.
His book, The Insider, private diaries of a scandalous decade, became an instant number one bestseller. His sequel, Don’t You Know Who I Am? Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition was published in spring 2007.