Bill Pidto joined MSG Networks in 2009 and currently serves as the studio host for 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 work with MSG Networks, Pidto was as 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.”
Pidto graduated from Cornell University in 1987. While majoring in psychology at Cornell, he began his broadcasting career as a sports anchor and reporter for WVBR, a radio station in Ithaca, New York. After graduation Pidto spent the following two years directing the sports programming for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. He continued his career in central New York, moving to Syracuse in 1989 for a sports anchor position at NBC affiliate WSTM-TV. Following a number of short-lived broadcast stints, 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.