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Reality show host named to replace Larry King

Piers Morgan and Larry King pose in an undated photo posted on CNN.com on Sept. 8, 2010. ((Photo courtesy of Mathieu Young / CNN.com)

September 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
British journalist Piers Morgan has been officially named to replace Larry King on CNN.The 77-year-old King is retiring this year after hosting an interview show on the cable news network for the past 25 years.

He will be replaced by Morgan who is best known to U.S. audiences as one of the judges on the reality show "America's Got Talent."

Morgan hosted his own talk show in Britain before appearing on the talent show.

CNN President Jon Klein says Morgan is "able to look at all aspects of the news with style and humor with an occasional good laugh in the process."

The struggling news network will debut another prime-time show with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker in October.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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