Kolbe Conversations Breakfast

FAIRFIELD— Bridgeport’s Kolbe Cathedral High School hosted its second Kolbe Conversations celebrity breakfast on March 24, 2022, at the Patterson Club in Fairfield and raised $30,000. The event featured Pete Bevacqua, chairman of NBC Sports, and a theme of “Let’s Talk Sports Television.” Moderated by 11-time Emmy Award-winning sports journalist, Armen Keteyian, over one hundred attendees were treated to a wide-ranging discussion on the current state of sports television with unique insights related to the Olympic Games, NFL football, U.S. Open and PGA Tour golf, Premier League soccer, thoroughbred horse racing and Notre Dame football.

Pictured here with his personalized Kolbe Cathedral basketball jersey is Pete Bevacqua with Kolbe Cathedral student Christofer Rodriguez-Fico and basketball senior co-captains Jerome Shuler, Tyrell Staples-Santos and Udell Mason.

About Peter Bevacqua

Pete Bevacqua is chairman, NBC Sports. He was promoted in September 2020, becoming the third chairman in the history of NBC Sports. In this role, he oversees NBC Sports’ unprecedented collection of assets and platforms, which includes NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Digital, and NBC Sports Next, which includes SportsEngine, GolfNow, GolfPass, TeamUnify, GoMotion, and NBC Sports Edge.

Together with his team, Bevacqua completed numerous key rights agreements. Most recently, in November 2021, NBCUniversal and the Premier League agreed to a six-year extension to serve as the exclusive U.S home of the Premier League. In March 2021, NBCUniversal and the NFL agreed to an 11-year extension and expansion for NBC Sports to continue as the home of Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 show for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. In addition, NBCUniversal re-acquired the complete U.S. media rights for all United States Golf Association championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, through 2026; agreed to a nine-year extension of the company’s PGA TOUR rights; secured a new Sunday night NFL Wild Card playoff game, which was presented live across NBC, Telemundo, and Peacock in January 2021; and established NBCUniversal’s multi-year partnership with PointsBet, making PointsBet the official sports betting partner of NBC Sports.

Bevacqua joined NBCUniversal in September 2018 as President, NBC Sports Group, overseeing programming, marketing, digital, the NBC Sports Regional Networks, and all Golf businesses. In February 2019, Bevacqua assumed oversight of the entire sports division.

Previously, Bevacqua served as CEO of the PGA of America from 2012-2018. In this role, Bevacqua guided the business and overall strategy of one of the world’s largest sports organizations, serving the Association’s nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals.

Prior to the PGA of America, Bevacqua served as Global Head of Golf at Creative Artists Agency (CAA Sports). He was also Chief Business Officer for the USGA and served as the first Managing Director of the U.S. Open Championship. Bevacqua began his career as a legal associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City.

Additional roles Bevacqua has had include: World Golf Foundation Board of Directors’ chairperson; a PGA World Alliance leadership team member; chairperson of the International Golf Federation, a group that was instrumental in golf’s return to the Olympics; special advisor to the Captains Club for The Memorial Tournament; and a board member for RISE, an alliance of sports organizations that promote racial equality. A former SportsBusiness Journal “Forty Under 40” honoree, Bevacqua also received the 2016 March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award.

Bevacqua graduated from the University of Notre Dame magna cum laude (1993), with bachelor’s degree in English. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated cum laude (1997). Bevacqua serves on the board of directors for Georgetown Law and Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn). He and his wife, Tiffany, have three children.

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