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James Pitaro Biography
James Pitaro is an American media executive and attorney from Westchester County, N.Y. The Walt Disney Company announced on March 5, 2018 that he would become president of ESPN Inc..
Pitaro attended Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York from where he graduated in 1987. Pitaro later earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology in 1991 and then his Juris Doctor from St. John’s Law School in 1994.
He has worked as an associate at the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker in New York when he and Jean got married.
He is also a New York Yankees fan and he played footbal for Cornell University.
James Pitaro Age
Pitaro has not yet disclosed his date of birth and not much is known about his age.
James Pitaro Family
Pitaro has not disclosed any information regarding his father, mother or siblings.
James Pitaro ESPN
Pitaro is the current Chairman of ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network), a sports broadcasting network owned by the Walt Disney Company. He assumed the role in March 2018, succeeding John Skipper who resigned due to substance abuse issues.
Before joining ESPN, Pitaro was the president of Disney Interactive, where he oversaw the company’s digital media properties and products, including the Disney.com website and various mobile apps. Prior to that, he worked at Yahoo! Inc., where he held various executive positions, including Vice President of Yahoo!’s Media Division and Head of Yahoo! Sports.
Pitaro has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
James Pitaro Wife
He has been married to actress, singer, and dancer Jean Louisa Kelly since 1997. Jaean’s father owned a plastics manufacturing company in Clinton, Massachusetts.
Pitaro and Jean have two children together, a daughter Josey Pitaro born in 2006 and a son , Sean Pitaro born in 2003.
Pitaro moved to the West Coast to follow Jean’s acting career and began working as legal counsel for a start-up called Launch.com, which Yahoo later acquired.
James Pitaro Salary
According to some sources, Pitaro is believed to earns an annual salary of over $45 thousand.
James Pitaro Net Worth
The attorney and ESPN president has an estimated net worth of $10 million.