Morse's first position when beginning for ABC News was as a desk assistant at the Washington bureau. Later he has filled positions as producer in the London bureau and as ABC's Asia bureau chief and producer. Morse was also the Executive Producer of Good Morning America Weekend.
Morse attended the Landon School, an independent boys day school, located in Bethesda, Maryland for his high school education. He graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in Government. Morse was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.