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09/30/2014 09:34 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2014

Piers Morgan Has A New Job At Daily Mail Online

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Piers Morgan is back.

The former CNN host will join the Daily Mail Online as editor-at-large for the US, the newspaper website announced Tuesday.

Morgan will "write several times each week, bringing his own experience and perspective to bear on the big US stories of the moment," the Mail said.

Morgan himself announced the news on Twitter Tuesday.

In the Daily Mail's statement, Morgan said that he is very excited about the new role, calling the site "an addictive pleasure."

"News should never be boring and MailOnline tells the stories of the day in a compelling, informative and entertaining way that grabs the interest of its readers," Morgan said. "As Editor-at-Large (US) I plan on breaking down the biggest stories that matter to Americans and analyzing them in a way that will generate discussion and create debate."

Capital New York's Alex Weprin pointed out that Morgan already had ties to the Mail, so it's not an entirely fresh hiring.

This will be Morgan's first new gig since "Piers Morgan Live" was cancelled in March following disastrous ratings and backlash due to his outspoken views on gun violence in America. Morgan stayed with the network under contract even after the show ended, but announced in September that he would be officially leaving.

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