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'Global Deal': Piers Morgan Joining Fox News Media, News Corp

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Fox News announced Piers Morgan is joining FOX News Media and News Corp.

The network called the move a “global deal” that includes content across different platforms. News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch said in a statement, “Piers is the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.”

He continued, “Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling. He has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience in the UK, at FOX Nation, Sky News Australia, The Sun and the New York Post.” 

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott weighed in on Piers joining FOX Nation.

“Piers is an exceptional talent,” Scott said. “We look forward to him making an impact and exploring opportunities with him on all of our platforms, especially FOX Nation, where our subscribers will love his new show tackling the subjects everyone is talking about.” 

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In a statement of his own, Morgan praised Murdoch for being “a constant and fearless champion of free speech and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together.”

He added, “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 will reportedly host a new show set to air in the U.S., UK, and Australia. BBC News notes it is his first major role since his departure from ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” this Spring.

Additionally, Morgan will serve as a columnist for The Sun as well as The New York Post. He left “Good Morning Britain” after he criticized Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as CNN reports. The outlet noted more than 50,000 complaints were issued in response to his comments.

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