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 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


HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01:  Zach Mettenberger #7 of the Tennessee Titans is sacked by Whitney Mercilus #59 of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mercilus Steps Up For Texans In Win Over Titans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The pass rush of the Houston Texans  put on a clinic against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, tying a franchise record with seven sacks in a 20-6 victory at NRG Stadium. Superstar defensive […]


Quarterback Zach Mettenberger #7 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Texans Prepared To Face Titans Back-Up Mettenberger

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans were preparing all week not knowing which Tennessee Titans quarterback they would see under center on Sunday when they host their division rivals. The Titans announced on Friday that […]

SportsRadio 610–10/30/2015

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Clowney Returns To Practice; Ready For Titans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice on Thursday and is prepared to be a contributor on Sunday when the Texans host their rivals from the AFC South the Tennessee Titans. Clowney […]

SportsRadio 610–10/29/2015

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Confirmed: Arian Foster Out For The Season With Torn Achilles

UPDATE: 10/26/2015 4:00pm – Reports have come out from the Houston Chronicle that an MRI has confirmed Arian Foster’s torn Achilles and he will be out for the season. UPDATE:’s Ian Rappaport is reporting […]

SportsRadio 610–10/25/2015

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Brian Hoyer #7 of the Houston Texans looks to pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 18, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

O’Brien Commits To Hoyer As Texans Quarterback

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – With the exception of week one of the season, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien would not commit to a starting quarterback beyond the current week’s game. On Monday O’Brien committed to […]

SportsRadio 610–10/19/2015

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

REPORT: Hard Knocks Star Charles James Claimed By Texans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) –  Multiple media outlets including Sportsradio 610’s John McClain are reporting that defensive back Charles James III has been claimed off of waivers by the Texans and will return to the organization […]

SportsRadio 610–10/19/2015

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Clowney OUT For Sunday’s Game With Jaguars

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will miss his first game of the 2015 on Sunday when Houston travels to Jacksonville to face the 1-4 Jaguars. In the Texans injury report Clowney was listed […]

SportsRadio 610–10/16/2015

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Correa’s Big Day Spoiled By Royals Comeback

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Astros fans have known since Carlos Correa’s June call-up that he is a star and perhaps baseball’s next big thing. Monday would have been the day Correa made a statement to […]

SportsRadio 610–10/12/2015

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Texans LB Mercilus Re-Tweets Texans Criticism By John McClain

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – It has been a disappointing season thus far for the 2015 Houston Texans. With a 1-4 record after Thursday’s loss to the division rival Indianapolis Colts. On Sunday, football was an afterthought […]


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Shorts Likely Out Versus Colts; Washington’s Status Uncertain

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans have serious questions regarding the depth at the wide receiver position as they enter a short week in which they host the division rival Indianapolis Colts for Thursday Night […]

SportsRadio 610–10/05/2015


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