Piers Morgan left CNN after almost four years, parting ways with the cable-news network following the demise of his talk show months ago.
“I was offered a new two-year deal by CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview specials,” Morgan said today on Twitter. “But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it – and to try pastures new.”
Morgan was unable to help CNN wrest viewers away from Fox News after replacing Larry King, whose program was the network’s top-rated show for most of the 1990s. Morgan, a British television personality and one-time editor of News of the World, succeeded King in 2011.
CNN is part of Time Warner Inc.’s Turner unit, which has struggled with ratings declines. The division offered buyouts last week to about 6 per cent of its U.S. workforce and said additional job cuts are coming.