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After weeks of rumors and speculation, Howard Stern announced this morning on his SiriusXM show that he will be joining NBC's America's Got Talent as a judge. Stern will replace outgoing host Piers Morgan on the judging panel and the talent show will move its taping to New York City to accommodate the "King of All Media."
Morgan announced last month that he was leaving America's Got Talent to focus on his CNN show, Piers Morgan Tonight, which he began hosting in January.
The news was also announced via the @SternShow Twitter account, "It's official - Howard just signed on the dotted line - he is now the newest judge on America's Got Talent!" and later added that "Howard says he'll start shooting in February and actually be traveling the country to do the audition rounds."
"This nonsense of Howie [Mandel] and Sharon [Osbourne] putting through less than talented people has got to stop," Stern said on-air this morning. "Under my administration, there will be no Frank Sinatra impersonators winning for the year. If people think I'm the crazy man, I am not. I am the voice of reason."