Elton John World banner

Elton John World News: Celebrity Interviewer is Himself The Topic of a New Book

Celebrity Interviewer is Himself The Topic of a New Book-- Posted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 2 February 2011 @ 15:46 - GMT

Piers Morgan is one of the best-known faces in the British media.

He has interviewed scores of famous people, with Elton and Tony Blair among them.

Currently on CNN in the States and ITV in the UK, Piers started his career in papers as a cub reporter for the South London News. But it wasn't long before he was recruited to The Sun to work on the showbiz gossip column Bizarre. At just 28 years old, he was appointed Editor of News of the World, becoming the youngest national newspaper editor for more than half a century. He then took over the reins at The Mirror, where he stayed for nine years. But Morgan himself became the subject of  headlines when, in 2004, he was sacked by The Mirror after the newspaper ran fake photos of British soliders abusing Iraqi prisoners.

A biography about him, penned by Emily Herbert, will be published this spring.