Who is James Pitaro?
James Pitaro is an American media executive and attorney from Westchester County, N.Y. On October 12, 2020, his position changed to Chairman, ESPN, and Sports Content. In February 2023, he was named Chairman, of ESPN responsible for full operation control and financial responsibility for ESPN one of the three core business segments of The Walt Disney Company. Previously, he worked for Yahoo’s Media division, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, and Disney Interactive.
James Pitaro Career
He 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 football for Cornell University. On March 5, 2018, he was named ESPN President and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. This was after serving eight years as a top Disney executive.
Pitaro was elected the eighth president of ESPN and he is also co-chair of Disney Media Network, with over fifty business entities internationally. Pitaro joined Launch Media which was acquired by Yahoo after five years of practicing law in New York. He worked there, setting the strategy and executing growth drivers for Yahoo Sports and Yahoo Music, and becoming Head of Media. Originally, he joined The Walt Disney Company in 2010 as co-President, of Disney Interactive. In his capacity there, he successfully led the turnaround of the digital media and gaming division.
James was named a top achiever in sports and leadership for Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.” He has since served as chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and has a long history of bringing digital initiatives to sports through ESPN. Pitaro has overseen the creation of toys, apparel, home goods, publishing, and digital games, bringing to life the character of Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar.
How Old is James Pitaro?
He is 53 years old as of February 2023, having been born on August 2, 1969, in Westchester County, New York, U.S. James Pitarto shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ayden Mekus, Darius Dobre, Vikram Barn, Katie Sigmond, Penguinz0, and many more.
James Pitaro Family
Pitaro’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
James Pitaro Education
He received his high school education at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York where he graduated in 1987. He 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.
James Pitaro’s Wife’s Marital Status
He has been married to the love of his life actress, singer, and dancer Jean Louisa Kelly since 1997. Jean’s father owned a plastics manufacturing company in Clinton, Massachusetts.
Pitaro followed Jean’s acting career to the West Coast. And he started working as legal counsel for a start-up called Launch.com which was later purchased by Yahoo.
James Pitaro Kids
He and Jean have two children together. A daughter Josey Pitaro born in 2006 and a son, Sean Pitaro born in 2003.
James Pitaro Height
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 11 inches (1.8m) and a weight of 72kg (158 lbs).
James Pitaro Salary and Net Worth
According to some sources, Pitaro is believed to be earning an annual salary of over $45 thousand. The attorney and ESPN president have an estimated net worth of $10 million. Pitaro is believed to have acquired his wealth from his various career fields.