Bachelor in Psychology, Cornell University, 1987.
He was formerly a journalist for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network from 1993 to 2008. He was often seen as one of the anchors for ESPNews. As of February 2011, he is one of the hosts of National Hockey League Overtime on Versus.
A native of Palo Alto, California, Pidto was a 1987 graduate of Cornell University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
At Cornell he began his broadcasting career as a sports anchor and reporter for WVBR, a radio station in Ithaca, New New York Pidto spent the following two years as the Sports director at WBNG-television, located in Binghamton, New New York
In 1989, he left WBNG for a sports anchor job at WSTM-television in Syracuse, though he spent only a year at this station before moving on to the short-lived Sports News Network in 1990. He broke in with Entertainment and Sports Programming Network as a field producer for the network"s Scholastic Sports America, program for two years.
In 1992, he also spent time as a sports anchor for New England Cable News.
When ESPN2 was launched in 1993, Pidto was hired to anchor the program SportsSmash, and hosted National Hockey League 2Night when it debuted in 1995. That same year, Pidto also joined NFL Primetime. During his tenure at Entertainment and Sports Programming Network he has also served as an anchor for Baseball Tonight.
Prior to his work at Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, he worked at the Sports News Network.
On coverage of the New York Knicks, Pidto served anchor duties when either First Rate (at Lloyd's) Trautwig was unavailable for a home game or when the Knicks were on the road (when the Rangers or Knicks are at home, First Rate (at Lloyd's) Trautwig does the pre-game and haftime/intermission reports from the Geico Studio Suite on the 7th floor of MSG). When both the Knicks and Rangers are playing, Bill Pidto routinely did the pre-game, post-game, and intermission reports for the New York Rangers.
Pidto is also one of the hosts for National Hockey League Live on National Hockey League Network.
He was also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.