Alex Del Barrio joined KGBT-TV as the Evening Sports Anchor in November 2017. While this is Del Barrio’s first full-time stint at CBS 4, he has worked for the station as a Friday Night Football reporter and contributor to the Sunday Sports Extra for several years. Del Barrio was also a TV sports anchor in the Rio Grande Valley from 2008-2010
Del Barrio, a Mission High School graduate, returns to the Valley after recently working as the lead reporter and on-air talent for Sportsradio 610 in Houston. Alex covered the Houston Texans as his primary beat, but also covered the 2017 Astros World Series run for 610 and CBS Radio in Los Angeles. In addition, Alex covered the Houston Rockets post season runs in 2015 and 2017 and worked as the color commentator/play-by-play announcer for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (The parent club of RGVFC).
In addition to Alex’s sports reporting and talk show hosting experience, he is also and experienced live event announcer with two of the most iconic sports entertainment brands in the world. Alex travelled to 26 different countries and all over the United States as the in-arena voice for the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. Most recently, Del Barrio was a backstage interviewer for World Wrestling Entertainment on their NXT Brand that aired on the WWE Network, along with numerous television outlets around the globe. In addition, Alex worked as a live event host and ring announcer for NXT Live Shows and co-hosted Wrestlemania AXXESS in Dallas, TX in 2016.
Del Barrio also has an extensive radio and television play-by-play resume which began in the Rio Grande Valley. Del Barrio was the voice of the original Edinburg Roadrunners when they won the 2004 Central Baseball League Championship and later became the voice of the Texas-Pan American Broncs men’s basketball team for two season. In 2007 Alex became the first ever “Voice of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers” a role he served for parts of five seasons including calling the Vipers first ever NBA D-League championship in 2010. He also called gamed for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees hockey team and Rio Grande Valley Dorados arena football team. Currently Del Barrio calls digital broadcasts for Rice University in Houston and will continue to call games for the Dynamo.
When Del Barrio isn’t working in the sports realm, he is volunteering his time with the National Hispanic Institute where he serves as an Educational Director for their summer leadership programs. Alex also enjoys spending time with his friends, family, watching sports and pro wrestling, and hitting the movie theater as often as possible.
Del Barrio attended Boston University’s College of Communication and graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American with a degree in broadcast journalism.