Piers Morgan - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 31, 2022

Piers Morgan
Profession: Journalist, TV host
Best Known For: Good Morning Britain (TV show)
Salary: $2 million
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 30, 1965 (age 57)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan O'Meara
Birth Place: Newick, Sussex, England
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Vincent Eamonn O'Meara
Mother's Name: Gabrielle Georgina Sybille
Siblings: 1

Jeremy (older brother)

High School: Chailey School
University: Harlow College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, Scottish, English, Portuguese)
Nationality: British

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 24, 2010
Wife's Name: Celia Walden
Ex-Spouse:

Marion Shalloe (1991-2008)

Children: 4

Albert Douglas Morgan (son)
Stanley Christopher Morgan (son)
Spencer William Morgan (son)
Elise Morgan (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 104 kg (229.28 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown, Grey
Eye Color: Olive green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Piers Morgan?

Piers Morgan is an English journalist and a television presenter. He has hosted numerous shows throughout his life and currently hosts Good Morning Britain on ITV.

Piers Morgan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Piers Morgan was born on 30 March 1965 in Newick, Sussex, England. His birth name/full name is Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan O'Meara. His father’s name is Vincent Eamonn O'Meara and his mother’s name is Gabrielle Georgina Sybille. His father worked as a dentist and is Irish. Morgan also has a brother, Jeremy, who is two years older than him.

Sadly, Piers’ father died when he was just 11 months old. His mother then remarried Glynne Pughe-Morgan. Piers took his stepfather’s surname.

Source: the sun (young Piers Morgan)

Education, Ethnicity

To receive his education, Piers attended Cumnor House prep school, Chailey School. He did spend 9 months at Lloyd's of London after which, he joined Harlow College to study journalism.

His ethnicity includes Irish, Scottish, English, and Portuguese.

Piers Morgan – Girlfriend, Wife, Divorce, Children

Piers Morgan is a married man. His wife’s name is Marion Shalloe and they tied the knot in 1991. His wife worked as a hospital ward sister and they have three sons together, namely, Albert Douglas Morgan (born December 2000), Stanley Christopher Morgan (born June 1997), and Spencer William Morgan (born July 1993).

After 17 years of marriage, Morgan and Shalloe divorced in 2008.

Source: Dailymail (Piers Morgan, from left, with sons Stanley, Spencer, and Bertie)

He then went on to date journalist Celia Walden and married her on 24th June 2010. The couple has a child together, a daughter named Elise Morgan born on 25 November 2011 in Los Angeles.

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Piers Morgan – Career

Early Days

His career began around 1985 when he started to work on the South London News, and the Streatham and Tooting News as a reporter. In 1988, his career took him to become a freelancer at The Sun.

In January 1994, Piers Morgan worked as an editor for News of the World, and a year later in 1995, left the newspaper. From 1995 to 2004, he worked as an editor for the Daily Mirror.  In May 2005, along with Matthew Freud, he gained ownership of Press Gazette.  A year later on 4th May 2006, he launched First News, a British newspaper aimed at children aged 7 to 14.

He also became an editor for Mail Online website's US operation in September 2014 and also writes for the website. He is also a writer for Mail on Sunday magazine and Live. 

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TV Shows

From being an editor and a writer, he is also a Television presenter. He has presented or appeared in shows by ITV, BBC, CNN, etc such as The Importance of Being Famous (2003), Morgan and Platell, America's Got Talent (as a judge in 2006 and 2007), Britain's Got Talent (as a judge from 2007), You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous, Piers Morgan on Sandbanks (January 2008), The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan (8 September 2008).

He also has presented shows including Piers Morgan On... (February 2009), Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009), Piers Morgan Live (January 2011- March 2014), Good Morning Britain (2015), Killer Women with Piers Morgan, Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, President Trump – The Piers Morgan Interview (January 2018), Piers, The President And Air Force One (July 2018).

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Source: the sun (Piers Morgan)

Piers Morgan – Controversy

He was fired from The Mirror on 14 May 2004 for publishing fake photographs of alleged Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers. However, in his autobiography, The Insider, he states that he had left the newspaper of his own choice.

During his time there, he is said to have been punched 3 times and emptied a glass of water by Jeremy Clarkson, over some arguments.

On 4 February 2014, transgender advocate Janet Mock appeared as a guest on Pierce’s show Piers Morgan Live. After the show, Mock dedicated a series of tweets to Pierce, accusing him of calling her "formerly a man".  Pierce also responded by saying he had "never been treated in such a disgraceful manner" by a guest.

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Piers Morgan is a close friend of controversial politician Donald Trump but he himself has said he isn’t completely supportive of Trump’s decisions such as gun violence and climate change.

On 21 January 2017, the day after Trump's inauguration, the Women's March was held in Washington which Trump described as "rabid feminists" and "vacuous". 

Piers Morgan supported Trump in this matter to which actor Ewan McGregor disagreed and was pulled from his interview on Good Morning Britain. Morgan then accused Ewan of being a "paedophile-loving hypocrite", referring to his support in the past for Roman Polanski.

Morgan Piers has also banned several names from on appearing on his Television show.

Source: the sun (Piers Morgan with wife Celia Walden)

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Piers Morgan – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Morgan is estimated to be around $20 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Piers Morgan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Piers Morgan is followed by millions of followers and counting.

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