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ESPN's new boss is Disney executive James Pitaro

Posted March 5, 2018 1:56 p.m. EST

— 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.