National Press Club

CNN host Piers Morgan tells NPC audience he favors aggressive interviews, loves Twitter

October 20, 2013 | By Jeffery King |

British interviewers are more aggressive and controversial than American TV hosts, CNN host Piers Morgan told a sold-out National Press Club audience Friday, Oct. 18.

Morgan, host of CNN's Piers Morgan Live and a former British tabloid editor, discussed his new book, "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney," a memoir about his life, career and rise to prominence as a news host in the United States. He was interviewed at the event by Barbara Cochran, president of the board of the National Journalism Institute.

Morgan said he loves social media, especially Twitter, which he uses to contact famous people directly.