ESPN’s new boss is Disney executive James Pitaro
ESPN has a new president.
James Pitaro, a long-time executive at ESPN’s parent company, Disney, will take over the role, Disney announced Monday. He will also serve as co-chair of Disney Media Networks.
Pitaro previously served as chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
In December, longtime ESPN President John Skipper resigned from his position, citing a substance addiction.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
— CNN’s Frank Pallotta contributed reporting.