Pete Christy

Pete Christy

Sports Director

Lubbock, TX

Pete made a big decision in September 2004, leaving the top 5 market of  Philadelphia to return to Lubbock and start a family. Pete returned to Lubbock after spending 7 years in the big city of Philadelphia. Pete had been a Sports Anchor/Reporter at the Comcast Networks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Market #4). He covered the city's sports teams (Eagles, 76ers, Flyers and Phillies) but his speciality was announcing and reporting on his favorite sport ..boxing, including Middleweight Champion Bernard Hopkins stunning Knockout wins over Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya. His sports challenges known as "I Beat Pete" were extremely popular in the Mid-Atlantic Region as he faced celebrities and viewers in the sport or game that they play. It's a chance to give some exposure to those non-traditional sports, like Football Net, Curling, Sled Hockey, Kite Buggying and Australian Rules Football. Pete was nominated 2 times for best Sports Reporter in the Mid-Atlantic Emmys and in 2004 right before he left to return to Lubbock, he won an Emmy for best Sports Show...allowing him to leave Philadelphia on top! After 7 years in the big city, Pete gladly returned to Lubbock to continue his passionate style of sports broadcasting that attracts not only the hard-core sports viewer, but also the non-sports fan. By being creative, entertaining and informative, Pete attracted many viewers with his unique style and viewer-interaction sportscasts during his first stint as KCBD's Sports Director when he was at NewsChannel 11 from 1995-97. His Pete's Sports Challenges highlighting our area's local sports were a favorite among viewers in the South Plains including his crash on a motorcycle. Since his return Pete has won numerous Texas AP Broadcasters Best Sportscast awards. Prior to that, Pete was a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KDRV-TV in Medford Oregon. His broadcast travels have also taken him to stations in New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. Despite his love of Texas Tech and Lubbock, Pete was born in Maryland and attended the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Pete actually got his start when he was 14, predicting games on a local radio station in his hometown. By 16 he was the Sports Director at WPTX-AM/WMDM-FM in Maryland. Pete, his daughter Bella and son Henley are elated to call Lubbock home!


Recent Articles by Pete

Levelland’s Trenton Jones lands his first job as a coach in Lamesa

Corbin Brooks is the new Roosevelt Softball Coach

I Beat Pete: At-Home Edition: Pots & Pans Challenge vs. Guthrie Jaguars

Danny Wrenn is back, new girls basketball coach at Kingdom Prep

Plainview hires Lockney’s Adrian Alfaro to coach girls basketball

I Beat Pete: At-Home High 5 challenge vs. Lubbock Cooper Lady Pirates

Sudan’s Mariah Steinbock soars to New Heights

Lady Chap refuses to let Coronavirus beat her

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung chooses Texas Tech

New Crosbyton Coach looks like Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

LCU athletic schedules trimmed by NCAA Division II President Council’s decision

I Beat Pete: At-Home edition: Social Distancing Shooting vs Idalou

  Player claims he received fake letter of intent to play football for Texas Tech

Brandon Gilbert steps down at Trinity Christian

I Beat Pete: At-Home Edition vs Frenship softball seniors

I Beat Pete: At-Home Edition: DumpsterBall

Red Raiders land Big Transfer

Jordyn Brooks drafted in first round by Seattle

Ropes & SpringLake-Earth help each other reach their goal....posts!!

I Beat Pete: At-Home Edition vs. Whitharral featuring Matt Mooney

Brian Ramsey takes over in Morton

  Former Cooper Pirate QB Jarret Doege ready for Big 12

I Beat Pete: Shooting against 3-time state champion Southcrest Christian

Cayla Petree leaving South Plains College for Gulf Coast

I Beat Pete: Travel Trailer Tug

Red Raider Toddrick Gotcher back home safely after playing basketball overseas

Jeff Caffey parts ways with Slaton

I Beat Pete: Rattlesnake Relay Challenge

  Hoop Madness State Tournament, Boys Regional Final scores for Saturday

Shallowater girls win 3A State Championship