The worldwide leader in sports has a new leader.

ESPN announced Monday afternoon that James Pitaro has been named the new president and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Pitaro takes over for John Skipper, who left the job in mid-December.

Pitaro served as chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media before taking over this position. ESPN offered up this statement from Pitaro following the news:

“As a passionate and lifelong sports fan, I am honored to be joining the ESPN team during such a pivotal time in its storied history. The appetite for quality sports content across platforms has never been greater, and I am looking forward to working with the talented ESPN team as we continue to redefine the future fan experience.”