The Profile: Can Piers Morgan become the Talk of the town once again?

The tabloid veteran and television presenter is back in favour with media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has just hired him to front the new British channel TalkTV

Piers Morgan’s latest gig is a plum role at Rupert Murdoch’s new TalkTV venture. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief:

Name and role: Piers Morgan, former tabloid editor, current TV presenter

Age: 57

Appearance: pink-cheeked and smug

Newsworthiness: has been hired as the main presenter for Rupert Murdoch’s latest TV venture in Britain

In depth:

In late February, Lachlan Murdoch flew into Sydney on his private jet to attend a big party to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of Sky News Australia.

That in itself was not remarkable. What was remarkable ...