CNN Host Could Get Dragged Into U.K. Phone-Hacking Scandal

Jul 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

As the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal continues to spread, one person familiar to U.S. television viewers could get caught up in it, Business Insider reports.

CNN host Piers Morgan, who has an extensive background in the British tabloid industry, is the latest name to surface in connection with the scandal. Morgan is the former editor of News of the World, the newspaper Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. shut down because of the scandal. But Morgan’s work as editor of a non-Murdoch paper, the Daily Mirror, could also be a problem.

According to the report, a widely read U.K. blogger is saying an award-winning Daily Mirror story that Morgan ferried to print was apparently the result of phone hacking. The story was about an affair between a U.K. football manager and a TV reporter.

The Mirror claims that the story did not involve hacking.

Morgan has not discussed any aspect of the Murdoch scandal as yet. The man who succeeded him as News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, was arrested in connection with the hacking.

Members of Parliament, meanwhile, have called for Morgan to be questioned as part of the hacking probe, The Telegraph reports.

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