British pundit Piers Morgan is poised for a return to American television.
According to The Hill, he will be joining Fox Nation, which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, where he will host a London-based show beginning next year.
Long media legacy
The new show is set to be broadcasted in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. In America, the program will air weeknights on Fox Nation, Business Insider reports.
In a statement confirming the news, Morgan said he wants the show to be a “fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.”
He will also be writing two columns a week for the Murdoch-owned New York Post and The Sun.
Morgan was a host on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, though he left following a controversial on-air incident regarding criticism of Prince Harry and Meghan Marke.
Following Oprah Winfrey’s interview of the couple in which they complained of racism at Buckingham Palace, Morgan challenged the assertation, prompting a tense on-air confrontation with a colleague that ended with Morgan storming off the set.
Morgan was even investigated by a British media watchdog agency but was cleared of wrongdoing. He heralded the decision in a tweet that mockingly posed the obvious question: “Do I get my job back?”
Nevertheless, he has been largely absent from the media since that scandal — at least until now. Murdoch touted the news in a statement describing Morgan as someone “every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.”
The statement went on praise the longtime broadcaster as “a brilliant presenter” and “talented journalist” who “says what people are thinking and feeling.”
Citing Morgan’s “many passionate fans around the world,” Murdoch said the new partnerships will only expand his audience further.
For his part, the host said he is “thrilled” to return to News Corp, which was where his media career began more than three decades ago, adding: “Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together.”