Chris Alvarez | ABC7 KGO News Team
Chris Alvarez joined the KGO Sports team in August 2019 and is thrilled to return to San Francisco after stops in Palm Springs and Fresno.

A Fresno native and athlete at heart, Chris played basketball and baseball at Clovis West High School and college baseball at Fresno Pacific University.

After hanging up the baseball cleats, Chris began his TV career in Fresno at KMPH-TV. He graduated from Fresno State, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with a Broadcast emphasis.

After college, Chris moved to San Francisco to work at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. In his 3+ years, Chris covered the Bay Area's biggest sporting events and athletes, produced features and hosted web videos.

Then it was off to the Southern California desert in Palm Springs, where Chris served as the Sports Director at KESQ (ABC) and CBS Local 2.

After Palm Springs, it was back home to Fresno, where he joined our sister station KFSN-TV. In 4 years, Chris worked as a Sports Anchor/Reporter, Sports Director and Fill-In News Anchor. Some of the highlights included covering Fresno State Football's historic turnaround, Fresno State Basketball's NCAA berth in 2016 along with two World Series and the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

When he isn't working or watching sports, Chris spends his free time working out, sharpening his DJ skills listening to music and looking to explore all the Bay Area has to offer.

Follow Chris on Twitter for news and sports updates. If you have story idea send him an email or Facebook message.

Chris's Stories
Celebrations honor Willie Mays, Negro League players ahead of SF Giants game at Rickwood Field
The event at Rickwood Field came just days after the passing of Giants legend, Willie Mays, who started his baseball career there.
Oakland A's fans protest season opener tailgate-style at Coliseum
We'll be watching how many fans are in the stands for the A's home opener Thursday night.
11th annual 'Christmas with the Currys' provides holiday cheer for Oakland students
You could call him "Santa Steph" or "Curry Claus," but hours after landing from the Warriors game in Los Angeles, Curry donned in a Santa Hat and red sweatshirt, was alongside his wife Ayesha in full holiday attire as well, for the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation's 11th annual Christmas with the Currys.
Warriors star Stephen Curry surprises Oakland middle school students with meals, books, soccer
The Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation's bus was parked near the playground at Oakland's Elmhurst United Middle School and to the students' surprise, 4-time NBA champion Stephen Curry was waiting inside.
Draymond Green, Warriors shine spotlight on National Autism Acceptance Month
Former Michigan State basketball teammates Draymond Green and Anthony Ianni hosted a postgame panel on the Warriors' Autism Acceptance Night, pushing to make acceptance more than a "one-day thing."
Stephen Curry's Underrated Tour stops in Oakland, spotlights under-recruited high school athletes
With the support of Under Armour and Rakuten, the basketball tour has become an instant success, growing over the years and giving boys and girls high school basketball players a chance to grow on and off the court.
Klay Thompson surprises Bay Area teen with custom basketball wheelchair
"What the Thompson Family Foundation was able to do today for that young man gives me chills," Thompson said. "It put everything in perspective, before I ran out of the tunnel, just how blessed I am to play this game and the impact I can have on the youth."
Stephen Curry goes undercover, surprises 20 Bay Area kids with Warriors shopping spree
Stephen Curry went undercover to surprise a group of 20 kids with a $250 shopping spree at the Thrive City Warriors store.