April 2, 1974
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cornell University (BA)|
|Occupation||Executive Vice President of CNN Worldwide|
Andrew Morse (born March 10, 1974) is an American television news executive and currently Executive Vice President of CNN US and General Manager of CNN Digital Worldwide. He oversees the TV network's domestic newsgathering operations as well as the Washington Bureau and DC-based programming. Morse also manages CNN's global digital business, including editorial, product, technology, emerging platforms, business development and partnerships. Morse is the co-founder of Great Big Story, the digital storytelling network.
Executive Vice President of CNN Worldwide
At CNN, Morse manages U.S. newsgathering and the D.C. bureau operations, including all political coverage. He is also the general manager of CNN Digital Worldwide, and is credited with expanding the network's off-platform publishing channels like Snapchat Discover. Jeff Zucker wrote in the staff memo announcing Morse's hire that Morse's role connects the network's digital and television newsgathering efforts in a way all news organizations should.
Co-Founder of Great Big Story
Morse co-founded Great Big Story, conceiving it as a way to reach new audiences in new ways separate from CNN. The start-up launched in October 2015 and was clear to distinguish itself as a social and mobile-first video streaming network not focused on news content.
Head of Bloomberg TV
Prior to joining CNN, Morse was the head of the United States section of Bloomberg TV. While at Bloomberg, he launched a new programming slate, built up the network's technology coverage and the San Francisco Bureau. Foreshadowing his career at CNN, he also spearheaded Bloomberg's push into digital video and produced the network's first Presidential Debate.
Career at ABC
Morse's first position when beginning his 15-year career at 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 and oversaw ABC News’ digital portfolio, including ABCNews.com, ABC News Now, the network’s 24-hour broadband channel, and its iPad and iPhone applications in the days of their infancy.
Morse graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in government and was the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Daily Sun. He attended the Landon School, an independent boys day school, located in Bethesda, Maryland for his grade school education.
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- Friends of Kim – a 2006 documentary about the Korean Friendship Association which details a 2004 incident in North Korea where Andrew Morse is afronted and has his video recordings confiscated by Alejandro Cao de Benós de Les y Pérez , the leader of the KFA and the North Korean Ministry of Public Security accused by spying.