As a 21-year veteran of ESPN, Morse’s legal expertise in league and conference negotiations and agreements is unmatched. In addition to overseeing the company’s entire legal function, she now leads its business affairs efforts as well. Despite the assumption that sports is a male-dominated field, Morse’s rise to the top of ESPN’s legal team proves otherwise. That makes her advice for reducing gender discrimination in the cable industry worth heeding: “It’s not enough to give women high-level titles. They need to be in the room and given real responsibility and decision-making authority.”
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV. But I will say Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character, Selina Meyer, in Veep because she makes me laugh at a time when I really need laughs!
What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
It’s not enough to give women high-level titles. They need to be in the room and given real responsibility and decision making authority.