Luis Alfredo Alvarez

Play-by-play Commentator

With over 20 years of experience as a sports commentator, Luis Alfredo Alvarez serves as Spanish-language play-by-play announcer for ESPN Deportes and ESPN in Latin America.  Álvarez began working for ESPN in 1991 as a freelancer providing play-by-play for the American League Championship Series and in 1992 for the MLB All-Star Game and World Series.  He joined the company full-time in 1995.

Álvarez’s play-by-play responsibilities include Sunday Night Baseball, Venezuelan League Baseball and the Caribbean World Series.  Álvarez is also the Spanish-language voice of tennis across Latin America covering all four Grand Slams.

Considered one of ESPN’s most versatile Spanish-language on-air personalities, Álvarez also covers other sports such as golf, auto racing and basketball.

Prior to joining ESPN, Álvarez worked for Multicanal (1993-1994), Televen (1992) and Omnivision (1988-1991), all in Caracas, Venezuela.  Álvarez also served as Sports Manager and talent for Omnivision.

He earned an Announcer’s Certificate in Venezuela.

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