Christopher Howley

Christopher Howley

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Christopher Howley expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. He is a digital reporter for Cronkite Sports and has worked as a sustainability reporter.

Latest from Christopher Howley

Some Maricopa County races narrow, flip as counting continues

PHOENIX – Democrats took an early lead in some of the high-profile offices in Maricopa County, but as more ballots are tallied, Republicans appear to have taken the lead in several. There are thousands of ballots left to count, however.


Working the vroom: Arizona represented behind the scenes within NASCAR

PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.


Maricopa County voters lean toward Democrats for sheriff, county attorney

PHOENIX – Democrats took an early lead for some of the most high-profile offices in a county that has historically leaned Republican. Maricopa County also saw historic turnout for this election.


Two-Time for a beer? Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip launches Arizona brewing company

PHOENIX - After the idea sparked in 2018, the Michael Waltrip Brewing Company has launched in Arizona with three different styles of beers and is looking to open a fully-operating brewery in Phoenix.


Out of respect for LGBTQ community, Rising will relinquish home field if they advance to final

PHOENIX – If Phoenix Rising FC wins on Saturday, it said it will relinquish home field advantage for the USL Championship Final out of respect for the LGBTQ community.


A country club for racing enthusiasts, Inde Motorsports Ranch ups its game

PHOENIX - Inde Motorsports Ranch, a 2.75-mile private road course in Willcox, is being resurfaced, among other surprises, to provide members with a one of a kind experience.


As championship in home state nears, Alex Bowman learns he’ll take over No. 48 in 2021

PHOENIX - For the Arizona-native, earning the opportunity to race for the NASCAR championship in his home state is something that's 20 years in the making.


Chaparral, Saguaro football game canceled after player tests positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX - Scottsdale Unified School District officials announced Wednesday a member of the Chaparral varsity football tested positive for COVID-19.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.


AIA updates key COVID-19 metric, opens door for more teams to play

PHOENIX - The AIA’s decision to adjust a key COVID-19 metric will allow more high school football teams to compete this fall.


With safety measures, many Arizona parks and trails remained opened during stay-at-home order

PHOENIX – With Arizona’s stay-at-home order extended until May 15, some parks and trails will continue to stay open with necessary precautions.


Myth is reality: Discovery of bald eagles nesting in a saguaro confirms longtime speculation

PHOENIX – Biologists have documented the first sighting in decades of bald eagles nesting in the arms of a saguaro cactus near an undisclosed reservoir.


Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River

PRESCOTT – In the wake of a growing population and planned housing developments, the Prescott City Council has proposed a water policy it says would provide water for the city’s current and future residents.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey’s stay-at-home order isn’t enough, some elected officials say

PHOENIX – A Tucson nursing home reports two dozen COVID-19 cases, Arizona prisons are delaying admission of new inmates and Tucson police orders residents to stop partying.


To salvage recycling, Phoenix increases solid waste residential rate by 24%

PHOENIX – Residents will see their recycling and composting rates go up over the next two years. The rate increase comes after two years of China cutting back on what types of recycling it will accept, meaning less revenue to offset the city’s recycling program.


Phoenix replacing more diesel-fueled garbage trucks with environmentally friendlier natural gas vehicles

PHOENIX – To reduce emissions by city vehicles, Phoenix will use a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase more garbage trucks fueled by compressed natural gas.