Betsy L. Morgan is currently an Executive in Residence with LionTree, an advisory firm focused on technology, media and telecommunications. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of TheBlaze, a multi-platform network delivering news, information and entertainment. TheBlazeTV is available online, through a subscriber based IP-delivered network, and on over 100 cable/satellite providers. TheBlaze.com has been a top 30 website and incorporates TheBlaze Radio Network, a top 20 streaming service. Morgan joined TheBlaze in 2011 as President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Prior to TheBlaze Morgan was the first Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post was successfully sold to Aol in 2011. While at The Huffington Post, Morgan led the award-winning site to rapid audience and revenue growth.
Morgan joined The Huffington Post after ten years at CBS where she was Senior Vice President for CBS Interactive and the General Manager of CBSNews.com. Under Morgan’s leadership CBSNews.com’s excellence was recognized with several industry awards. She began her career at CBS as the head of the CBS Television Network’s Strategic Management Group alongside the Chairman and CEO of CBS.
Early work experience for Morgan includes several years in investment banking at the North America headquarters of Schroders, in their Media & Entertainment Group. She also worked for American Sky Broadcasting, a division of News Corporation that focused on developing the U.S. direct satellite business.
Morgan graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics from Colby College, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and has spoken frequently on campus including at the school’s centennial global business summit.
Currently Morgan is on the board of Chartbeat, CommerceHub, Trusted Media Brands and TheStreet. She has served on both public and private company boards. She is an active advisor to New York City and San Francisco technology start-ups including LearnVest, Barstool Sports, TheSkimm, GoldieBlox, Sidewire, Heleo, Force12 and The Players’ Tribune. She has been listed on Business Insider’s annual Silicon Alley 100 six times, as well as named one of Business Insider’s Game Changers. In 2012, she was named one of 20 Women to Watch by Columbia’s Journalism Review. She is a contributor to Riptide, an oral history of journalism and digital innovation created by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. In 2015 she received Lincoln Lab’s Lincoln Award for Heroic Innovation.