Morris Davenport

Morris Davenport

School of Communication

Morris Davenport

2003 Alumni Academy Inductee

Morris DavenportMorris (Mo) Davenport is a senior coordinating producer in ESPN's remote production department overseeing the day-to-day administration of ESPN and ESPN2's production of college football, professional golf and other sports. He assumed the role in November 1996. He has also played a role in the launch of ESPN HD, ESPN's 24-hour high-definition television simulcast service - launched March 31, 2003. In 2003, he was #95 on Sports Illustrated's list of most powerful minorities in sports. In 1999, Mo was named the Outstanding TV Sports Executive by the All-American Football Foundation. Mo is a two-time Emmy winner for his work on animation (also ESPN's first Emmy) and for technology on the famed "1st and 10" line used in football. Mo joined the network in February 1985 as an associate producer. He was promoted to producer in January 1986 when he began to work extensively on ESPN's college football and NCAA basketball coverage. In 1988, Mo was promoted to coordinating producer, a position he held until assuming his current position. Prior to joining ESPN, Mo worked for three years as a production assistant at ABC Sports where his assignments included Major League Baseball, college football, Wide World of Sports and boxing. From 1979-81, he was an account executive at WQLR-FM in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mo currently serves on the board of Camp Focus, a group designed to build the self-esteem, leadership, sports, academic, and etiquette skills of fatherless boys between the ages of eight and 15. A native of Hesperia, Michigan, Mo graduated from Western Michigan University, where he lettered four years in college football as a defensive back. He received his BA in Communication in 1979.

 

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