Piers Morgan serves as a judge on "America's Got Talent," NBC's summer reality competition series, which brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture.
A former editor of the London Daily Mirror, Morgan was arguably the best-known national newspaper editor since his good friend Kelvin MacKenzie edited the Sun in the 1980s. He became editor of the News of the World at the age of 28 - the youngest national newspaper editor for more than 50 years. Two years later, he was recruited to edit the Daily Mirror. During this time, he was responsible for breaking several high-profile stories and also became close friends with Princess Diana. In 2006, he launched "First News," the first weekly newspaper for children that endeavors to educate them on social and political issues in a language they can understand.
On television, Morgan served as host for two episodes of "Tabloid Tales" for BBC1 during the show's 2002/2003 season. Additionally, he hosted a three-part series "The Importance of Being Famous," the one-hour documentary "The Death of Celebrity," as well as "You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous." He also served as a contestant in a celebrity version of the U.K.'s "The Apprentice" which raised money for Comic Relief. His latest project will be co-judging "Britain's Got Talent" with Simon Cowell, which premieres on ITV in June. Morgan also created "The Pride of Britain Awards," in which high-profile celebrities and royals honor ordinary citizens for doing extraordinary and/or heroic things.