Burke Magnus

Years in Cable: 23

Education: BA, History, College of The Holy Cross; MS, Sport Management, University of Massachusetts

As the top legal officer at ESPN, Morse is responsible for all of the company’s legal functions, including digital and content related matters, even overseeing prepublication review of television, digital, and print products. Her experience in conference and league negotiations in unparalleled, as evidenced by agreements she struck with the NFL, NBA, and the NCAA. Magnus has also had a big year. His programming skills led to ESPN programs generating the 10 largest cable audiences of 2017, including the most-watched NBA Finals since 1988.

Favorite restaurant: Milos NYC

Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Do what you love.

An area where media/broadband could use improvement? Simple authentication

Your social media platform of choice? Twitter

Bitcoin – pro or con? Con

Favorite short-form content? Sports highlights

What product or service could you not live without? E-Z Pass & TSA Pre

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? The ESPN app

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “The Crown” – Seasons 1 & 2

Favorite podcast: “Pardon My Take”

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