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.

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Chris's Stories
Young Warriors fan becomes coach for a day through Make-A-Wish
Meet young Warriors fan Braxton Barefoot, who won't let Spinal Muscular Atrophy slow him down, got to be an NBA coach for a day!
'Christmas with the Curry's' celebrates a decade of giving back to the community
"It's all about bringing holiday cheer and bringing resources and support for people that need it."
Stephen Curry's foundation raising money for children's literacy with Bay Area golf tournament
All proceeds from the golf tournament go to Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to close the literacy gap and create a passion for reading for all Oakland students.
Mission College class creating a beautiful blend of basketball in South Bay
Take a trip inside the Mission College gym in Santa Clara on a spring night and you'll see some hoopers sharing their love for the game of basketball.
'Splash Brother' advice: Warriors' Klay Thompson encourages students to pursue college education
"It's cool to be smart. For real, it's really cool to be intelligent": Following a win over the Utah Jazz with scoring a game-high 36 points in a win, Klay Thompson surprised high school students from Richmond with a special meet and greet, giving words of wisdom about the college experience.
Warriors' Draymond Green, former college teammate hold Autism Awareness basketball camp
Draymond Green's teammate at Michigan State, Anthony Ianni, was the first student-athlete with autism to play D-1 college basketball. Together, they held a basketball camp at Chase Center for kids on the autism spectrum, to show them their potential is limitless. 💙
49ers fan and artist drawing Jimmy Garoppolo everyday until he's traded
Jimmy as James Bond, Jimmy as Joe Exotic? Meet the Portuguese artist Rita Carvalho, who's drawing 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo in iconic moments of pop culture, in hopes of the quarterback's trade.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry unveil first of 150 Little Town Libraries in Oakland
With literacy rates declining during and throughout the pandemic, Stephen and Ayesha Curry's Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation is tackling that problem head on.
Jimmy Garoppolo blocking out 'outside noise' with 49ers on doorstep of Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has the backing of his teammates who throughout the year have praised his leadership, toughness, and overall play.
49ers aren't letting 6 straight wins over Rams get to their heads as team preps for NFC title game
The 49ers have won six straight games against the Rams but although there is confidence in that, the Niners aren't taking any chances with the NFC West champs.