ESPN president buys $2.31M UES Co-op

John Skipper and
John Skipper and 30 East 72nd Street

It’s been a pretty rad year for ESPN president John Skipper. While several major TV personalities have left the network this year, Skipper just had his contract extended to remain head honcho at ESPN until 2018, even while he continues acting as co-chair of Disney Media Networks. A champagne toast may be justified in such situations, but what says “slam dunk” even better is a new home purchase. To wit: Skipper and his wife just closed on a 2-bedroom co-op at 30 East 72nd Street for $2.31 million.

The Observer reports the property is a real winner boasting great views; a master suite that has a dressing room and en-suite bath; and a high-profile neighbor: George Stephanopoulos.

However, the publication also points out that the listing describes it as “charming estate condition” which means it may be in need of a renovation, It also highlights the rather hideous second bedroom’s decor, explaining it “currently has two twin beds covered in Tiffany-blue linens.” But no worries — because the Skippers acquired the unit for less than the $2.495 million asking price, they can easily transform it.

“Other highlights include a wood-burning fireplace, as well as pre-war details such as decorative molding, high ceilings and herringbone hardwood floors.”

The only mystery is where the big-screen TV will reside to watch those all-important games.