Alex Del Barrio

Alex Del BarrioDel_Barrio

What I do for SportsRadio 610: I’m a jack-of-all-trades for 610. I report on the Houston area pro teams, anchor sports flashes, write for Sportsradio610.com and host on the weekends and as a fill-in. Wherever they need me to be, I show up. It’s a pretty sweet gig.

Birthday: May 9th

Twitter: @ADBsportsguy

Hometown: Mission, TX (Home of Tom Landry and Tito Santana)

College(s): Boston University and University of Texas-Pan American

High School: Mission High School – I was the Student Body President. (Don’t act like you’re not impressed)

How long at SportsRadio 610: October 2013. I just got here, but I am hitting the ground running.

The coolest person at 610: I think I am gonna go with Robert Henslee, only because he makes sure I get on the schedule.

What I love about Houston: This is the city where I learned to love sports. Going to the Summit to see the Rockets advance to the Finals in the 90’s began my love for sports. The Astrodome is the site of so many fond sports memories as well from Astros playoff games to Wrestlemania X-7. I have family and friends here and I am glad to finally call it my home.

My favorite four letter word: Food

Favorite people to interview: I’ll name some of the coolest interviews I have had the chance to do. Bob Knight, Abby Wambach, Dwight Howard, Clyde Drexler, Mike Eruzione, Dwight Howard.

My experience: Well I probably have the most diverse work experience in professional sports. I started as a minor league baseball announcer in Edinburg, TX for the Edinburg Roadrunners winning a championship in 2004 (yes I got a ring). That experience led to a position as a sports talk show host in the Rio Grande Valley. I have been a play-by-play announcer for a variety of sports most recently with the Rockets D-League franchise the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I have also worked play-by-play for the NBA D-League and NBA-TV. In addition I was a television sports anchor at XHRIO-TV (FOX) in McAllen, TX.

I have most recently served as the in-arena voice of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. I had the opportunity to visit over 20 countries and all over the United States and Canada during my world tours.

The teams I followed growing up: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Stars, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros,

Signature phrases: Unbelievable, Bingo, (I’m sure there are others)

Favorite sport experiences:

  • Serving as the PA Announcer at Fenway Park on September 21, 2012 (Red Sox v. Orioles)
  • Camping out on Landsdowne Street for over 18 hours to buy tickets for Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Fenway Park (Yes I got in)
  • Witnessing Game 5 of the 1994 Western Conference Finals at the Summit with the Rockets beating the Jazz and advancing to the NBA Finals.
  • Being at every Astros victory during their 2005 World Series run, including the 18 inning game between the Astros and Braves in the NLDS.
  • Announcing at amazing venues all over the world with the Globetrotters like Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Wembley Arena (London) and the Allstate Arena.
  • Calling a last second three-pointer for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers victory in the 2010 NBA Development League Finals.
  • Owning a pair of championship rings.
  • Being at  Wrestlemania X-Seven in Houston and Wrestlemania XX at Madison Square Garden.

Sports I played growing up: Basketball and Madden football

 

camp-confidential

Texans Camp Confidential: Friday (8/28)

Houston (CBS Houston) – Editor’s Note:Camp Confidential will feature daily news and notes throughout Texans training camp. See All Other Camp Confidentials Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Friday, August 28. >>> […]

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2015

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Mallett Returns To Texans Practice Friday

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans reserve quarterback Ryan Mallett returned to the practice field on Friday after missing for a “personal issue”. Several media reports on Thursday evening indicated that Mallett missed Thursday’s practice after he […]

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2015

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Texans Camp Confidential: Thursday (8/27)

Houston (CBS Houston) – Editor’s Note:Camp Confidential will feature daily news and notes throughout Texans training camp. See All Other Camp Confidentials Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Thursday, August 27. […]

SportsRadio 610–08/27/2015

Housotn Texans Training Camp Day 2 - (Photo Credit: Garret Heinrich)

Ryan Mallett Not At Texans Practice On Thursday

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Back-up Texans Quarterback Ryan Mallett was not at practice Thursday. The Texans utilized only starter Brian Hoyer and third stringer Tom Savage. Bill O’Brien addressed his absence in his press conference and […]

SportsRadio 610–08/27/2015

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Texans Starting Quarterback Versus Saints Still A Mystery

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien is still keeping the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett open as the team begins its third week of the pre-season. O’Brien would not […]

SportsRadio 610–08/23/2015

Texans Training Camp Day 1 - (Photo Credit: Garret Heinrich)

Texans CB Johnson Continues To Impress

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans rookie cornerback Kevin Johnson may have had one preseason game already under his belt going into Saturday’s game versus the Denver Broncos. The second preseason game gave him his first […]

SportsRadio 610–08/23/2015

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Demps Brings Leadership and Versatility To Texans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – On Wednesday the Texans added some depth to both their secondary and special teams by bringing back veteran Quintin Demps. Demps last played for the Texans for parts of three seasons […]

08/21/2015

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Texans Camp Confidential: Wednesday (8/19)

Houston (CBS Houston) – Editor’s Note:Camp Confidential will feature daily news and notes throughout Texans training camp. See All Other Camp Confidentials Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Wednesday, August 19. […]

SportsRadio 610–08/19/2015

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Texans Quarterbacks Solid In First Preseason Outing

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans head coach Bill O’Brien told the media not to read much into who started the first preseason game against San Francisco. O’Brien kept the media and Texans fans waiting until a […]

SportsRadio 610–08/16/2015

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McNair Doesn’t See Ray Rice As Option For Texans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said on Thursday that he doesn’t see Ray Rice as an option for the Houston Texans at running back despite a glaring need at the position […]

SportsRadio 610–08/13/2015

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