the next larry king?

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

“Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent” judge Piers Mor

gan ap­pears to be the front-run­ner to claim the CNN talk show long hosted by Larry

King.

The Bri­tish TV per­son­al­ity has won per­mis­sion from NBC, which airs the hit tal­ent con­test, to pur­sue the CNN job, ac­cord­ing to an in­dus­try of­fi­cial who re­quested anonymity be­cause that per­son wasn’t au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly about the changeover.

Mor­gan has been con­sid­ered a fa­vorite to re­place King, who on June 29 an­nounced that he is re­tir­ing from the prime-time perch he has oc­cu­pied for a quar­ter cen­tury.

Mor­gan is a 45-year-old for­mer tabloid edi­tor who turned to tele­vi­sion sev­eral years ago. He has been a judge on “Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent” and its U.S. spinoff, “Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent.” In 2008, he was champ of NBC’s “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice.”

Piers Mor­gan

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