Host, NHL Live
Bill Pidto is one of the hosts for NHL Live
on NHL Network. In addition, Pidto works at MSG Network in New York, serving as the studio host for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers road games. Pidto also fills in for Al Trautwig as host of Hockey Night Live
Prior to his current work, Pidto was an anchor at ESPN from 1993-2008. He anchored the program "SportsSmash" in 1993, the inaugural year of ESPN2, and later hosted "NHL 2Night" when it debuted in 1995. During his tenure at ESPN, he also served as an anchor for "NFL Primetime," "Baseball Tonight" and "SportsCenter."
After graduating from Cornell University in 1987, Pidto spent the following two years at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. He continued his career in central New York, moving to Syracuse in 1989 for a sports anchor position at NBC affiliate WSTM-TV. Pidto broke in with ESPN as a field producer for "Scholastic Sports America," a weekly show dedicated to high school athletics, and eventually made his on-camera debut in 1993.
Pidto also has anchored sports for New England Cable News in the Boston area, and was an anchor for the Mizlou Sports News Network in 1990. Since 2009, he has been a co-host of the "B-Team" show on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio.
Pidto is married and has two daughters, Maggie and Sylvie.