Inside the scandalous career of Piers Morgan, the master of the media comeback

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Piers Morgan and his “Good Morning Britain” co-host Susanna Reid at the National Television Awards in 2017 in London.

  • Piers Morgan has developed a reputation as “Teflon Piers” for surviving a long trail of scandals.
  • He’s been fired, censured, investigated, rebuked by a judge and questioned by police.
  • He left “Good Morning Britain” after facing criticism for his Meghan Markle comments.
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In the summer of 2015, shortly after his 50th birthday, Piers Morgan held a party of breathtaking extravagance for 300 guests in the grounds of his country home, close to the village where he grew up in East Sussex, south of London.

The theme was The Great Gatsby. There was caviar, lobster, truffles and endless cocktails, served by waiters in period costume. Female guests came as flappers and men wore tuxedos or blazers. They brought wine as gifts and Rupert Murdoch, one of Morgan’s mentors, sent a case from his personal vineyard. In Morgan’s indoor pool synchronized swimmers performed an homage to Busby Berkeley, while a tuba player blew fire from his instrument. The host, inevitably, was dressed in a white suit and yellow tie in imitation of Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of Jay Gatsby.

Ever the showman, Morgan’s ebullience disguised the fact that he had returned to the United Kingdom in despondency after being dropped by CNN, following a collapse in ratings at his talkshow “Piers Morgan Live.”

He is the most famous figure in British media and yet behind him is a trail of scandals and screw-ups stretching back 25 years. He has been ignominiously fired, censured by regulators, investigated by government authorities, rebuked by a judge and questioned by police.

Many of these episodes could might have been career-ending for another media figure. “He will always make spectacular cock-ups but he’s like a rubber ball, he bounces back it seems from almost everything,” says Bill Hagerty, editor of the British Journalism Review. Months after the Gatsby party, Morgan was re-established on television as co-host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain, successfully taking on the BBC with his opinionated, self-aggrandising presenting style.

That job ended last week when he stormed off set following an angry exchange with his weather anchor, Alex Beresford, who objected to Morgan’s long-running campaign “to trash” Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Morgan noisily refuses to believe her claims of feeling suicidal over race-baiting reporting by British tabloids or accept that he has contributed to the British media’s racist campaign against her. Told by his bosses at ITV to apologise, he quit.

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Piers Morgan, then the Daily Mirror editor, in his office in London in 1998. On the left is a framed front page attack on rival newspaper proprietor Rupert Murdoch.

His stance on Markle has been heavily criticised, especially by younger people on social media. But his decision to “fall on my sword for an honestly-held opinion” has found favour with many of his supporters in the media. In October, Morgan published a book that was described as “a cherry-picked attack on woke culture.”

Morgan is enraged by his broken friendship with Markle who, by Morgan’s telling, exchanged messages with him on social media and met him for a drink at his London pub. But she has snubbed him since dating Prince Harry, apparently, because the actor won’t abide by the unwritten rules of a media networking game he has played all his career. “He is really loyal,” says Eleanor Mills, former editor of the (London) Sunday Times Magazine. “I think that’s why he was outraged that he tried to be nice to Meghan and she chucked it in his face because that’s not part of Piers’s code.” Morgan “does rely on personal relationships very much,” says Matt Kelly, CEO of The New European and a former newspaper colleague of the presenter. “He does bear a grudge and he doesn’t let go of that. If you offend his values of loyalty… that will never be forgiven or forgotten.”

Contacted by Insider, Morgan declined to contribute to this article. “I’d rather let everyone else have their say,” he said.

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Piers Morgan walked off “Good Morning Britain.”

Morgan, 55, has been married twice and has four children. He began his career on the Wimbledon News in 1985 and was “insanely competitive,” according to his former colleague Rob McGibbon. The pair went on a holiday to Tenerife where they stayed with Morgan’s grandmother and played tennis. “I used to play a lot and Piers was pretty rubbish, so I made a game of it,” says McGibbon. “We played a set and he shouted and screamed and chased down every ball. He foot-faulted every serve and challenged every close line call. Before I knew it, my concentration was blown and he had won the first set. Then he refused to carry on playing. His grandmother was appalled and said: “Why do you have to behave like that, Piers? Robin is by far the better player.” He shot back: “Well, he’s not, is he – because I just won. That’s all that matters.”

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A selection of British newspapers the day after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s T.V. interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He always understood the value of schmoozing. As a young gossip columnist on The Sun tabloid he proposed that he should appear in celebrity photos to boost his status. “I became the friend of the stars, a rampant egomaniac,” he recalled in 1994. “Madonna, Stallone, Bowie, Paul McCartney, hundreds of them. It was shameless, as they didn’t even know me from Adam.”

Kelvin MacKenzie, who edited The Sun and championed him, says: “Nobody had ever done that before. It was clear to me that what he had to say was far more interesting than some pop star who, if they had one more brain cell, they’d be a Keep Left sign.”

Murdoch made Morgan editor of the News of the World at 28, in charge of a paper with a 4.7 million circulation. In 1995 he ran long-lens photos of the sister-in-law of Prince Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as she left an addiction clinic. “The young man went over the top,” decreed Murdoch, as the piece fell foul of Britain’s press regulator.

Morgan left for the Daily Mirror where he reinvigorated the paper but found himself in trouble again. Ahead of a soccer game between England and Germany, he ran a front page headline using the language of a Second World War comic: “Achtung! Surrender: For You Fritz, Ze Euro 96 Championship Is Over”. In the diplomatic fallout, Morgan apologised to the German team.

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Piers Morgan in 1997 when he was editor of the Daily Mirror.

Next came the scandal of ‘City Slickers’, a share-tipping column he set up at the paper. Morgan bought £67,000 of shares in Viglen, a technology company, the day before the column tipped them as a good buy. The City Slickers authors, Anil Bhoyrul and James Hipwell, were convicted of criminality and sacked but, after a long investigation by the Department of Trade and Industry, they decided not to penalize Morgan. “He got promoted to editor-in-chief of all the Mirror newspapers and we got thrown out,” says Hipwell. “He creates these storms and the people in his wake are left to pick up the pieces.”

The scandal was covered by satirical magazine Private Eye and Morgan targeted its editor, Ian Hislop, in one of his infamous feuds. “When he goes all out it’s bonkers and when he was in charge of a tabloid it’s extraordinary, the resources you can divert onto your vendetta,” Hislop says. “I had a shoulder operation, I came out of hospital and there was a Mirror photographer there – a picture appeared saying: ‘Hislop battered by my campaign’. I thought ‘I’ve just been in hospital Piers!'”

Hislop says Mirror reporters even contacted the vicar at his village church to ask whether “Ian has confessed anything good”.

One thing Piers continues to deny is any involvement in phone-hacking, the scandal that rocked British tabloids and led to the closure of the News of the World in 2011. Morgan referred to the practice of dialling into private voicemails as early as 2001 and joked about it at parties.

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Piers Morgan, as the editor of the Daily Mirror, with Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 2004.

Brian Cathcart, a journalism professor at Kingston University, says he believes Morgan could have stopped phone hacking before it was carried out on an industrial scale against thousands of victims. “What editors do when they know about criminality is set a team of investigators on it and make a splash. But he didn’t. On the basis of what he admits, he has behaved shamefully.”

When Morgan appeared under oath at an official inquiry into press standards, the presiding judge, Lord Justice Leveson, described as “utterly unpersuasive” his evidence that hacking didn’t take place at his Daily Mirror. He was interviewed by police under caution in 2013 but not charged.

In 2018, the Mirror publisher admitted in open court that “a number of its senior employees, including executives, editors and journalists, condoned, encouraged, or actively turned a blind eye, to the widespread culture of unlawful information-gathering activities.” Morgan told New York magazine in 2011 that he had “never hacked a phone in my life”.

In his days at the Mirror, Matt Kelly, who held senior roles during 18 years at the paper/who was the publisher for Mirror Group Digital, remembers him as an inspirational leader. “He only got angry when the newsroom was quiet and he used to march around saying ‘It’s like a fucking Norwegian bank in here!’ He wanted aggro and creative tension and argument but he also wanted it to be a fun place.”

But it all came to a crashing end in 2004, when Morgan was fired after publishing what were determined to be faked photos purporting to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers in an army lorry during the Gulf War. As the paper’s board issued an apology over “a calculated and malicious hoax”, Morgan was frogmarched from the building, still insisting the pictures were genuine and not shot at a barracks in northern England.

But his friend Simon Cowell saw a potential TV star in Morgan’s quick-fire wit and room-filling personality. He became a judge on America’s Got Talent. Soon afterwards he made a six-year-old girl contestant cry by telling her: “You are not as good as Beyonce, you don’t look like her.” Meghan Markle isn’t the first female he’s upset. Susanna Reid, his co-host on Good Morning Britain, has also been reduced to tears. Yet Mills, a former chair of Women in Journalism and founder of Noon, a platform for women in midlife, describes him as “very warm and charming” and “actually really supportive of women.”

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Piers Morgan with Donald Trump on the set of the Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.

Morgan’s repeated lionization of Donald Trump, with whom he has been friends since he won The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, has antagonized many in the UK. Trump describes him as a “tough hombre” and granted his kindred spirit repeated exclusives on his presidential visits to the UK, including an interview on Air Force One that was criticised as a “love-in” by some viewers.

Usually a highly-effective television interviewer, Morgan makes men cry too, including Cowell and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after he asked them about family tragedies. His irrepressible chutzpah and headline instincts draw him to subject areas that others shy away from. Brown choked up when asked about the death of his prematurely born daughter, Jennifer, while Cowell wept as he found himself reminiscing to Morgan on the moment he phoned home with news that his group Westlife were at number one, only to be told by his mother that his father had just died.

Morgan is also unpredictable. When editor of the Daily Mirror he campaigned fervently against the Gulf War. He recently won admiration for strident criticism of politicians over their response to Covid-19. After he stunned the rest of the British media by landing a dream role at CNN, some on both sides of the pond gave him plaudits for taking on the National Rifle Association and American gun culture. He also turned against Trump in the final year of his presidency over his mishandling of the pandemic and his incitement of supporters outside the US Capitol.

Murdoch once said of Morgan that “his balls are bigger than his brains” and a long list of Morgan’s antagonists would probably attest to that. But no one assumes they have seen the last of the man they call Teflon Piers.

He still has a well-read newspaper column for the Mail on Sunday. His latest job departure coincides with the launches in the UK of two conservative television news outlets, one being set up by his former patron Rupert Murdoch. The other project, GB News, is being led by the former BBC presenter Andrew Neil, another old friend who says he would love Morgan to join him. “Piers would be a huge asset to GB News and we’ll definitely look at that.” He might even hope to emulate Meghan and Harry and cut a deal with Netflix, where he already has a popular show, Killer Women with Piers Morgan.

“When you think of all the scrapes he has been in you would think he would be pushing a broom outside Aldi’s (supermarket chain) by now,” says his former tabloid boss MacKenzie. “In fact, there will be a queue a mile long to hire him.”

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More than 17 million viewers tuned into Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry, making it one of the most-viewed non-sports event on broadcast TV this year

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  • More than 17 million people watched Harry and Meghan’s no-holds-barred interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • The couple shed light on racism, mental health struggles, and being frozen out of the Royal family.
  • According to Nielsen ratings, viewers between the ages of 18-49 and 25-54 made up most of the views.
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Oprah Winfrey’s highly-anticipated interview with Harry and Meghan drew in a high number of viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The tell-all special, produced by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, netted an average of 17.14 million viewers during its two-hour run time, according to Nielsen’s “fast numbers,” The Hollywood Reporter said.

So far, the only two televised events to top that figure this year were the 2021 Super Bowl, which had 96.4 million viewers according to ESPN, and an episode of the TV show “The Equalizer,” which had 20.4 million viewers and aired directly after the Super Bowl on CBS.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan was the most-watched TV event on Sunday, with almost twice as many viewers as Sunday’s airing of “60 minutes.” The interview was most popular with two groups of viewers, those between the ages of 18-49 and 25-54.

The initial ratings and early data do not include views via streaming, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the figures may continue to climb when more ratings are released Tuesday after the interview is broadcast in different markets.

During the interview, Meghan Markle, later joined by Harry, shed light on dealing with racism, mental health issues, and media harassment during their stint at Buckingham Palace.

Harry said he was “disappointed,” in his father for not standing up for Meghan and the couple revealed that Royal family members had conversations and concerns about the color of their son Archie’s king color prior to his birth.

At this point, with numbers subject to increase, the interview was not the highest-viewed on American broadcast networks. Anderson Cooper’s “60 Minutes” interview with Stormy Daniels in 2018 netted 21.3 million viewers, according to Deadline.

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How to watch Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for free online

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties in 2020.
  • The couple revealed more about their exit in a CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7.
  • You can watch the special right now on CBS.com or the CBS app.

Roughly one year after they left their royal duties behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed what led to their big exit during a CBS interview on March 7.

The interview, conducted by Oprah Winfrey, was a two-hour primetime special that touched on some of the reasons for their departure. The program featured a number of revelations from the two, including that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made Markle cry. The two also discussed unnamed members of the royal family who had “concerns and conversations” about their son Archie’s skin tone.

CBS filmed the interview before bullying accusations were made against Markle from a number of staff members at Buckingham Palace. On March 3, Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate the accusations.

If you want to catch up on Oprah Winfrey’s CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here’s how you can watch the full special online.

How to watch ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special’

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” aired March 7 on CBS. You can now watch the full interview on-demand through CBS.com and the CBS app.

The interview is available for free without the need to sign in with a cable subscription, but there are commercials during the program. You can access CBS.com through web and mobile browsers. The CBS app is available on most media devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV.

Is Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry available on Paramount Plus?

As of March 8 at 9 a.m. ET, “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” is not yet available on Paramount Plus. It’s possible that the program could be added to the service at a later date.

Paramount Plus typically airs news specials and programs from CBS shortly after they are broadcast on the network. The subscription service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free plan. 

Both plans currently include access to your local CBS network in most markets. You can see a full list of supported areas here. Subscribers also get access to a huge library of on-demand shows and movies. You can find more information about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide. If you want to try Paramount Plus, you can sign up for a one-month free trial. 

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Meghan Markle told Oprah that her first job was working at a frozen yogurt store, Humphrey Yogart, in LA when she was 13

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Meghan Markle sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7.

  • Meghan Markle told Oprah her first job was serving frozen yogurt at Humphrey Yogart in LA.
  • She met her idol Yasmine Bleeth, who starred as a lifeguard on “Baywatch,” while working there.
  • Markle was 13 at the time. Her old boss said she was outgoing and popular with customers.
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Meghan Markle’s first job was serving frozen yogurt at a store in LA when she was 13, she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired on Sunday.

In the interview with Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex spoke about contemplating suicide after getting married, how members of the royal family had conversations about her son Archie’s skin tone, and how Kate Middleton made her cry before her wedding.

In another portion of the interview, Markle briefly mentioned the yogurt store she worked at in Sherman Oaks, California. 

Markle, who announced she was stepping back from the royal family with Harry in January 2020, told Winfrey: “My first job was when I was 13, at a frozen yogurt shop called Humphrey Yogart.”

“I’ve always worked. I’ve always valued independence,” she added.

She didn’t go into any further details in the interview. It’s unclear exactly when Meghan worked at Humphrey Yogart, but she would have been there sometime in 1994.

Markle’s employment at the shop was already known about. According to a report in The Guardian, when Markle was taking the bins out in the parking lot of the yogurt shop, she met her celebrity idol, Yasmine Bleeth, who starred as lifeguard Caroline Holden on “Baywatch.”

Markle blurted out “Oh my God, I loved you in that Soft & Dri commercial,” to which Bleeth answered, “Okay, thank you!,” The Mirror reported in 2017

Bleeth then asked for her name and shook her hand. Markle said: “That moment with Yasmine is exactly what I base every interaction with fans on,” per the Guardian.

Markle’s former boss Paula Sheftel told the Sunday Mirror that Markle didn’t earn much, but she was well-liked by the shop’s customers.

“She earned minimum wage and was very popular with customers. She had to prove she had an outgoing personality and would work well with staff,” Sheftel told the Mirror.

Markle has come a long way since then. After landing various small roles, including appearing as a suitcase girl on the game show “Deal or No Deal,” the actress got her big break on “Suits.” 

Markle married Harry on May 19, 2018 and they had their first child together one year later.

During the Sunday interview, the couple also announced that their second child, due this summer, would be a girl. They haven’t announced an expected due date.

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How to watch Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tonight on CBS

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties in 2020.
  • The couple will reveal more about their exit in a CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
  • You can watch the special on cable or through streaming services with CBS, like Paramount Plus.

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Roughly one year after they left their royal duties behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will discuss their big exit during a new interview tonight on CBS. 

The interview, conducted by Oprah Winfrey, is a two-hour primetime special that will touch on some of the reasons for their departure. In clips from the program, Markle discusses the royal family’s role in spreading misinformation about her. Markle also tells Winfrey about feeling pressured to decline interviews with her while she was a member of the royal family. The program will run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

CBS filmed the interview before bullying accusations were made against Markle from a number of staff members at Buckingham Palace. On March 3, Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate the accusations.

If you want to catch Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here’s how you can watch it tonight on CBS through cable and streaming services.

How to watch ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special’

“Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. You can watch the program on cable, over-the-air TV, or streaming services with CBS.

You can also stream the interview on CBS.com if you have an authenticated cable plan.

Streaming services with CBS

For easy streaming access to CBS, we recommend Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). The subscription service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free plan. With that said, the ad-free option still has commercials during live TV. 

Both plans currently include access to your local CBS network in most markets. You can see a full list of supported areas here. Subscribers also get access to a huge library of on-demand shows and movies. You can find more information about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide.

If you want to try Paramount Plus, you can sign up for a one-month free trial. However, if you want to continue watching live CBS through the service in the months to come, be aware that the $6/month ad-supported plan will drop to a new $5/month plan in June. The new ad-supported plan will not include live CBS.

Plus Monthly Subscription (small)

Outside of Paramount Plus, Locast is another streaming option with access to CBS. The non-profit service offers dozens of local streaming channels for free in 29 markets across the country.

On the downside, Locast interrupts its streams with donation requests unless you pay the $5 a month donation fee. Its app is also very limited and it only includes local stations. 

Streaming Subscription (small)

You can also watch CBS on other live TV streaming services, such as Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV.

Those streaming services cost significantly more than Paramount Plus, however, with starting prices ranging between $65 and $70 a month. On the plus side, they all provide a larger selection of live channels, including other local stations and several cable networks.

If you’re looking for a true cable alternative, and not just a simple method to stream CBS, then it’s worth paying the extra money for one of these platforms.

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How to watch Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this Sunday on CBS

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties in 2020.
  • The couple will reveal more about their exit in a CBS interview with Oprah on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • You can watch the special on cable or through streaming services with CBS, like Paramount Plus.

Plus Monthly Subscription (small)

Roughly one year after they left their royal duties behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will discuss their big exit during a CBS interview on March 7.

The interview, conducted by Oprah Winfrey, is a two-hour primetime special that will touch on some of the reasons for their departure. In clips from the program, Markle discusses the royal family’s role in spreading misinformation about her. Markle also tells Winfrey about feeling pressured to decline interviews with her while she was a member of the royal family.

CBS filmed the interview before bullying accusations were made against Markle from a number of staff members at Buckingham Palace. On March 3, Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate the accusations.

If you want to catch Oprah Winfrey’s CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here’s how you can watch it on March 7.

How to watch ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special’

“Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. You can watch the program on cable, over-the-air TV, or streaming services with CBS.

You can also stream the interview on CBS.com if you have an authenticated cable plan.

Streaming services with CBS

For easy streaming access to CBS, we recommend Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). The subscription service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free plan. With that said, the ad-free option still has commercials during live TV. 

Both plans currently include access to your local CBS network in most markets. You can see a full list of supported areas here. Subscribers also get access to a huge library of on-demand shows and movies. You can find more information about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide.

If you want to try Paramount Plus, you can sign up for a one-month free trial. However, if you want to continue watching live CBS through the service in the months to come, be aware that the $6/month ad-supported plan will drop to a new $5/month plan in June. The new ad-supported plan will not include live CBS.

Plus Monthly Subscription (small)

Outside of Paramount Plus, Locast is another streaming option with access to CBS. The non-profit service offers dozens of local streaming channels for free in 29 markets across the country.

On the downside, Locast interrupts its streams with donation requests unless you pay the $5 a month donation fee. Its app is also very limited and it only includes local stations. 

Streaming Subscription (small)

You can also watch CBS on other live TV streaming services, such as Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV.

Those streaming services cost significantly more than Paramount Plus, however, with starting prices ranging between $65 and $70 a month. On the plus side, they all provide a larger selection of live channels, including other local stations and several cable networks.

If you’re looking for a true cable alternative, and not just a simple method to stream CBS, then it’s worth paying the extra money for one of these platforms.

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