Vice President, Sports Betting & Fantasy
Mike Morrison joined ESPN in 2007, and has been involved in a variety of roles leading up to being named Vice President, Sports Betting & Fantasy in 2021, where he is responsible for leading and building the sports betting business for ESPN.
Previously, Morrison was the Vice President, Business Development, leading a team that identified and built new business opportunities for ESPN.
Prior to these roles, he spent a decade leading ESPN’s businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC). During Morrison’s tenure in APAC, he was responsible for ESPN’s interests in Asia-Pacific, which included overseeing ESPN’s wholly owned businesses in Australia, New Zealand, India, Southeast Asia and Japan, as well as ESPN’s minority stake in J SPORTS.
Morrison worked closely with ESPN’s global digital media teams in developing its world-leading digital media business in the APAC region. The division’s leading online and mobile brands and services – including ESPNcricinfo, ESPN FC, ESPN.com, ESPYfootytips, ESPNF1 and ESPNscrum – made it the number one digital sports publisher in India and Australia, and among the leading digital sports businesses in Southeast Asia.
Additionally, he served as commercial director for ESPN’s European-based American sports network, ESPN America. In that role Morrison managed distribution and programming acquisitions. He also previously oversaw the launch of ESPN’s international broadband subscription service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, ESPN360 (since re-branded ESPN Player).
Morrison joined ESPN with the acquisition of the North American Sports Network (NASN) from Benchmark Capital and Setanta Sports in 2007.
He started his career in radio and television news working in both Washington DC and New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He is based in New York.