After 25 years on the air, Larry King will step down from his nightly CNN show this fall, the TV anchor announced via Twitter Tuesday.
"I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall," King, 76, said in a statement on CNN.com. "CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids' little league games."
Morgan, 45, also hosts a British news program called Piers Morgan's Life Stories and is a former editor of Britain's The Mirror. If chosen to succeed King, he would be the first British journalist with an American primetime news program.
No word on who will take over his time period, but King will remain in the CNN fold, hosting several specials on national and international topics.
"I'm incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot," King said. "With this chapter closing I'm looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it's time to hang up my nightly suspenders."
Watch King address his exit in the video below: