James Pitaro is an American media executive and attorney. On March 5, 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced he would become president of ESPN Inc.. Pitaro graduated in 1987 from Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York. He is a former Cornell Big Red football player and graduate of the Cornell's College of Human Ecology, and earned a law degree from St. John's University School of Law. He previously worked for Yahoo's Media division, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker and Disney Interactive. Since 1997, he has been married to actress Jean Louisa Kelly.
- "Disney exec Pitaro named new ESPN president". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
- "EDGEMONT SCHOOL FOUNDATION Alumni Newsletter" (PDF).
- James Pitaro '91 Named President of Sports Media Giant ESPN By Raphy Gendler and Zachary Silver for the Cornell Daily Sun
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