March 5, 2018 / 7:03 PM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Disney Names James Pitaro President Of ESPN And Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks

March 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co:

* JAMES PITARO NAMED PRESIDENT OF ESPN AND CO-CHAIR, DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS

* SAYS PITARO, WHO HAS SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA SINCE 2016, WILL REPORT DIRECTLY TO IGER

* SAYS ‍PITARO’S APPOINTMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY; NEW LEADERSHIP FOR CO’S CONSUMER PRODUCTS & INTERACTIVE BUSINESSES TO BE NAMED LATER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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