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
Kittle returns to practice, 49ers enjoy rainy day
The 49ers went to work in the rain on Thursday and that included all-pro tight end George Kittle who missed Wednesday's practice with ankle soreness.
49ers getting 'locked in' to play Packers in NFC Championship
The 49ers returned to practice on Wednesday beginning preparations for the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. But ask the team and it's just another day around the facility...
Seahawks eliminated! 49ers will host Green Bay Packers in NFC Championship
BRING IT ON! The 49ers beat the Packers soundly in the regular season. Now, a trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.
49ers vs Vikings: Niners energized by return of key players at practice ahead of NFC Divisional playoff game
The 49ers are getting healthy at the right time ahead of Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff against the Minnesota Vikings. For the second straight day, Dee Ford, Jaquiski Tartt, and Kwon Alexander were back at practice.
49ers stick to normal routine while prepping for Vikings
'REMAIN WHO YOU ARE': Saturday will be the first-ever 49ers playoff game at Levi's Stadium. Despite all the extra media attention that comes with a game like this, players and coaches say they are treating it like any other game.
49ers, Raiders reveal custom kicks for 'My Cause, My Cleats' weekend
Players across the NFL will show off their style while supporting a good cause this weekend. The annual My Cause My Cleats campaign is back once again as NFL players will rock custom cleats with designs showing off causes they support.
49ers make statement in 37-8 win over Packers on Sunday Night Football
In a potential NFC playoff preview, the San Francisco 49ers were dominant a 37-8 win over the Green Bay Packers.
'It's humbling': Gabe Kapler becomes new manager of San Francisco Giants
"To wear this uniform and to put on this hat, it's humbling. Certainly, it's 1 of 30, but it's not just 1 of 30, it's the San Francisco Giants."
Topgolf takes over San Francisco's Oracle Park
Have you ever wondered what it's like to hit a ball at Oracle Park? This past weekend in San Francisco, golf balls -- not baseballs -- were flying around in the outfield at the home of the San Francisco Giants.
49ers prepare for Monday Night Showdown against Seahawks on ABC7
A perfect 8-0 record hasn't come easy for the San Francisco 49ers as the team has been hit hard by injuries. But reinforcements are on the way for Monday night's game against the Seahawks on ABC7!