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

Mark Adams confirmed as next TTU Head Basketball coach

Red Raiders fall to UT in Big 12 Tournament, 66-67

Red Raiders fall in overtime to Oklahoma State

#3 Red Raiders fall to Mississippi State

No. 14 West Virginia outlasts No. 7 Red Raiders

Red Raider in Super Bowl for 12th straight season

#13 Red Raiders cruise past Incarnate Word

WATCH: Texas Tech holds news conference after David Yost fired as offensive coordinator

No. 17 Red Raiders roll past Grambling

Red Raiders hold on to beat Kansas 16-13

#14 Red Raiders knock off Sam Houston State

Red Raiders beat Baylor with last-second field goal

No. 8 Texas pulls out OT win over Red Raiders

She Said Yes: Patrick Mahomes proposes to girlfriend Brittany

Lubbock fisherman’s fantastic feat captured on viral video

‘Most embarrassing’ officiating moment leads to return of lost Bowl ring for Lubbock’s Chris Snead

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

#22 Texas Tech falls to #4 Baylor, 57-52

Patrick Mahomes selected for 2020 Pro Bowl

Red Raider Kerry Hyder looking good with Dallas Cowboys

Matt Wells and Red Raiders kick off Big 12 Media Days