After four years on CNN, Piers Morgan has decided not to continue his partnership with the network. Morgan took to his Twitter account this morning to make the announcement, saying, “BREAKING NEWS: I am no longer a @CNN employee. I was offered a new 2-year deal by @CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'specials'.But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it - and to try pastures new.I had a fantastic time in my 4 years @CNN and have huge respect for Jeff & all the people who work there. Great company, great network.” He added, “I wouldn't crack the champagne open too quickly though, @NRA - I haven't finished with you lot yet.”
This news is a big change of heart from as early as February when Morgan told The New York Times that he would “like to do work — interviews with big celebrities and powerful people — that is better suited to what I do well and fit with what [CNN president] Jeff [Zucker] is trying to do with the network."