Larry King’s Replacement?
NEW YORK – “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan appears to be the front-runner to claim the CNN talk show long hosted by Larry King, and he has won permission from NBC, which airs the hit talent contest, to pursue the CNN job.
Morgan is a 45-year-old former British tabloid editor who turned to television several years ago. He has since been seen hosting such varied series as “You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous” for BBC and doing interview shows and documentaries for ITV. He has been a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent” and its U.S. spinoff, “America’s Got Talent.” In 2008, he won the competition as a contestant on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”