Kayte is the co-host of The Drive alongside Carmichael Dave and Nate Goodyear in addition to her role as the sideline reporter and analyst for the Sacramento Kings.
Kayte grew up in Northeastern California on a 750-acre cattle ranch that has been in her family for almost 90 years. She earned a full scholarship in 1998 to play basketball for the University of California Santa Barbara where the Gauchos won 4 straight conference titles. She was named the Big West Conference player of the year and UCSB female athlete of the year in 2002 in addition to being a two-time Kodak Academic All-American.
She received a degree in Classical Civilizations and planned on pursuing her PHD in Classics hoping to continue on and eventually teach when she was drafted 40th in the 2002 WNBA Draft to the Phoenix Mercury.
After a back injury cut short her six seasons in the WNBA she took a job with the Kings as a pre, half and post game TV analyst and that effectively changed her course and began what has been a 10 year broadcasting career working with the Sacramento Kings, ESPN, Phoenix Suns, azcentral sports/NBC 12 News and Sports 1140 KHTK to name a few.
When she’s not talking sports, Kayte enjoys gardening, building and refinishing furniture, trips to Napa, Santa Barbara and returning back to her family home in Jess Valley, CA to work on her family’s ranch (they still use her for free labor and heavy lifting) and being mom to her mini-dachshund Mischa and rescue dog Bagel who both rule her world!
Kayte’s recent updates
- Kayte Christensen: There Is No Place For Tears In Competition, EverKayte Christensen says there is no place for tears during competition...ever. She's not revoking your man-card, so before you take offense, just let her explain.
- Three NBA Teams Who Got Significantly Better And One Who Is About To ImplodeKayte Christensen looks at the moves made by three NBA teams that got significantly better and warns you about one who is about to implode.
- Kayte Christensen: Tips For Enjoying Your Kings Summer League ExperienceKayte Christensen shares her analysis of the Sacramento Kings' recent free agency acquisitions and provides some tips on how Kings fans can enjoy their Summer League experience to the fullest!
- Kayte Christensen: Sacramento Kings Fans Have A Lot To Look Forward ToKayte Christensen breaks down each of the Sacramento Kings new draftees and explains why Kings fans have A LOT to look forward to in the future.
- Kayte Christensen: The Player I Am Most Excited About May Never Win MVPKayte Christensen shares the player she is most excited to watch in the NBA the next few years whom may never win an MVP award.
- De’Aaron Fox – Why Sacramento Kings Fans Are Falling In Love With HimThis is a prime example of why Sacramento Kings fans are falling in love with De'Aaron Fox...and I can't blame them.
- ICYMI: This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever SeenThe Drive's Kayte Christensen shares the best thing she's ever seen and yes, it actually has something to do with Lonzo and LaVar Ball.
- Kayte Christensen: Steve Kerr’s Epic Mic Drop Silences The TrollsSteve Kerr with the ultimate mic drop when asked about former players throwing shade at his Golden State Warriors team
- Bills CB Shareece Wright Is Dedicated, Generous, Maybe Not That BrightAfter $932.08 Uber fair Kayte Christensen is seriously considering a career change.
- Handsy Tennis Player Should’ve Been BackhandedKayte Christensen: I WISH someone would try this with me. He'd get a much different reaction.
- Kayte Christensen: After A Crap Week, Here’s A Much Needed LaughThe Drive's Kayte Christensen knows the poo karma police will come for her...but she's willing to pay her doo doos when that time comes.
- Kayte Christensen: Let’s Just File This Under Stupid Things Sports Fans DoSan Antonio Spurs fan files a lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors and Zaza Pachulia in the aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's Game 1 injury.
- Kayte Christensen: Zaza Pachulia – The Closeout Heard Round The WorldThe Drive's Kayte Christensen calls bull on Gregg Popovich's Zaza Pachulia rant for one reason and one reason only....Bruce Bowen.
- Kayte Christenen: It’s Painfully Clear Who Will Be The 2017 NBA ChampionsI hate it when I'm wrong but after Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals it's painfully clear who's gonna be crowned the 2017 NBA Champions.
- Kayte Christensen: Seahawks’ Frank Clark Doesn’t Get It Now, Never WillSeahawks DE Frank Clark attacks a reporter who wrote a piece about domestic violence. The Drive's Kayte Christensen shares why this incident struck a very personal cord with her.
- Kayte Christensen: Voters Got It Right – Mike D’Antoni and Erik Spoelstra Both Deserve Coach Of The Year RecognitionThe NBA Coach of the Year Award ended up working out just the way it should have. Kayte Christensen talks about why Mike D'Antoni and Erik Spoelstra were both the right choice.
- Kayte Christensen: Conflicting Reports Surround Brandon Roy ShootingThere are conflicting reports surrounding the Brandon Roy shooting first reported by a Seattle TV station. As the story continues to develop having Roy's name back in the media serves as a reminder of how a gruesome injury robbed basketball fans of witnessing a superstar on the rise according to The Drive's Kayte Christensen.
- Kayte Christensen: Roger Goodell Continues To Prove How Un-woke He Really IsCommissioner Roger Goodell provides the most moronic un-woke take on the use of marijuana in the NFL while ignoring real facts about the most troubling things plaguing the National Football League.
- Kayte Christensen: NBA Playoff Team Payrolls – Who’s Getting The Most Bang For Their BuckThe Drive's Kayte Christensen takes a look at the NBA playoff field's team payrolls to examine who's getting the most bang for their buck and which players are committing highway robbery.
- Kayte Christensen: I’ve Got Mine, Who’s Your 2017 NBA MVP?The NBA regular season wraps up this week. There’s been a major debate brewing for weeks now as to whom deserves the award. I personally believe LeBron James is the best player in the world… […]