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The rumors of who will take on Larry King‘s primetime CNN gig can finally be laid to rest. CNN confirmed today that Piers Morgan will host an interview program on the network.

“I am thrilled to be joining CNN, and very much looking forward to bringing my own style of interviewing to the world’s biggest, and best, TV news organization,” Piers said today in a statement. “As a young journalist in Britain, I watched CNN’s astonishing live coverage of the 1991 Gulf War, and felt enthralled by the courage and brilliance of the journalists involved in that coverage.”

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“Years later, I watched Anderson Cooper’s visceral reports from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and felt equally enthralled by his passionate and relentless search for the truth. Perhaps most pertinently, I have watched Larry King Live for much of the last 25 years, and dreamed of one day filling the legendary suspenders of the man I consider to be the greatest TV interviewer of them all. To now have the chance to work with Larry and Anderson, and to try and continue the outstanding journalistic legacy created by them, and so many others at CNN, is both a great honor, and a great challenge.”

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Piers is known for his role as judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and as the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. He is a global media personality and veteran newspaper editor. The strong foundation of his journalistic career began in England.

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Do you think Piers will do a good job filling in Larry’s shoes?

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