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 11-year-old daughter Bella and 8-year-old son Henley are elated to call Lubbock home! (Click here) to e-mail Pete.


Recent Articles by Pete

Red Raiders face Michigan Saturday at the College World Series

  New song “Red Raider Reign” celebrates Texas Tech’s athletic success

  Texas Tech Men win NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship

  Red Raiders hold on to win Super Regional opener over Oklahoma State

New Home falls in state baseball title game against D’Hanis

  I Beat Pete: Goat Yoga

New Home Leopards to play for 1A State Baseball Championship

All Big 12 Super Regional as Texas Tech will host Oklahoma State this weekend

  Extra Innings Scores & Highlights for Friday, May 31

  Red Raiders roll past Army in NCAA Regional Opener 11-2

Xavier Rangel is Ralls new Head football Coach/AD

Extra Innings Team of the Week: Borden County Lady Coyotes

Extra Innings Playoff scores for Saturday, May 25

  Red Raiders bats silenced as they fall to West Virginia 2-0; eliminated from Big 12 Championship

Red Raiders beat West Virginia to stay alive, play Mountaineers again tonight

  Late inning homers lift Texas Tech past Kansas

  I Beat Pete: facing NCAA D2 National Champion LCU Lady Chaps

Ty Palmer takes over as Seminole Indians Head Football Coach

Red Raider Baseball heads to Big 12 Championship looking to win it all

  2 Evans Middle School basketball players get Team USA tryouts

Playoff pairings for baseball, softball

Red Raiders top Horned Frogs Friday night

Seminole’s Kent Jackson announces retirement

Red Raiders lose to TCU in 14 innings/fail to take Big 12 lead

  I Beat Pete: 3-point challenge with Manny Ramirez

Extra Innings Playoff Pairings

Red Raiders land grad transfer Chris Clarke

  Dick Vitale in Lubbock for Charity event

  EXTRA INNINGS: Playoff scores and highlights for Friday, May 10

No. 15 Tech Softball tops Kansas, drops game two to No. 1 Oklahoma