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7 April 1982 |
|Occupation||Sky Sports Presenter|
In the same year his media career began when he was given his own sports show on the hospital radio station 'Radio Tyneside'.
Pete showed early potential and after three months on 'Radio Tyneside' he was offered a full-time job at Metro Radio as a sports reporter.
Pete eventually took over the position of head commentator on all Newcastle United matches working alongside Mick Martin. His first Premier League match was Newcastle's 0-0 draw away at Portsmouth F.C. in October 2005 - He was just 23 years old.
Pete moved to Real Radio (formerly Century Radio) in 2007. He worked as a sports reporter and continued to present live coverage of Newcastle United matches. His new co-commentator was Bobby Moncur. His first match on Real Radio was the 2-1 victory over Liverpool F.C. in February 2007.
Pete wrote, produced and hosted a special one-hour programme dedicated to the life of his hero Sir Bobby Robson to mark his 75th birthday. The programme received widespread recognition and was aired again following Sir Bobby's death in July 2009.
Pete's first appearance as a reporter on national television came on 4 September 2008 when he appeared on the ITV Lunchtime News to announce that Kevin Keegan had resigned as Newcastle United manager.
In September 2010 Pete appeared for the first time on Sky News presenting the sports headlines.
Pete has also presented live Currie Cup rugby union.
Pete remains a big Newcastle United fan and he regularly attends matches home and away.