Bill Pidto

Bill Pidto

Bill Pidto (born April 20, 1965) is a journalist for ESPN, where he has worked since 1993. He is often seen as one of the anchors for ESPNEWS.


A native of Palo Alto, California, Pidto was a 1987 graduate of Cornell University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. At Cornell he began his broadcasting career as a sports anchor and reporter for WVBR, a radio station in Ithaca, New York.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Bill Pidto - Bio | work = | publisher = | date = | url = | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2008-06-05] He was also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

Pidto spent the following two years as the Sports director at WBNG-TV, located in Binghamton, New York. In 1989, he left WBNG for a sports anchor job at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, though he spent only a year at this station before moving on to the short-lived Sports News Network in 1990. He broke in with ESPN as a field producer for the network's "Scholastic Sports America", program for two years. In 1992, he also spent time as a sports anchor for New England Cable News.

When ESPN2 was launched in 1993, Pidto was hired to anchor the program "SportsSmash", and hosted "NHL 2Night" when it debuted in 1995. That same year, Pidto also joined "NFL Primetime". During his tenure at ESPN he has also served as an anchor for "Baseball Tonight".

ee also

*List of ESPN personalities
*List of ESPNEWS personalities


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