Chris Ello

M-F, 3PM-7PM

A familiar voice to San Diego Sports fans, Chris Ello begins his first year co-hosting the Gwynn & Chris sports talk radio show on 97.3 The Fan. Along with working alongside Tony Gwynn Jr. from 3-7 p.m. weekdays, Ello also handles pregame and postgame duties for broadcasts of San Diego Padres games.

Ello also is involved in play-by-play work for his alma mater, San Diego State University, serving as the voice of the SDSU women’s basketball team for the past 11 seasons. He also has broadcasted Aztec baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball.

He has been the voice of the Mountain West Network for championship tournaments in baseball, soccer and tennis for the past three years.

Ello began as a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times (San Diego Edition), covering everything from the Padres to the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Sockers and Del Mar horse racing. During a two-year stint as a columnist for the Pasadena Star-News, he doubled as the beat writer for the Los Angeles Lakers and UCLA.

His broadcast career began as the weekend host of the “World of Sports” talk show on the Mighty 690. He also has previously been a morning show host as well as drive-time.

Ello’s San Diego play-by-play career includes an 11-year stint as the voice of the San Diego Gulls professional hockey club. He also has done major league baseball, NFL football, pro basketball, pro soccer, college football and basketball as well has high school sports.

Originally from Beverly Hills, Calif., Ello played two years of baseball as San Diego State, where he was a teammate of the Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn. He currently lives in San Diego with his wife, Lori.

    Blog Post
    @USA Today, Danny Medley
    December 14, 2018 - 7:22 am

    Do you really think that, even for a second, Marty Schottenheimer would have thought about going for two points in that situation? Or Norv Turner? Heck, Mike McCoy might have opted for the field...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    @USAToday
    December 07, 2018 - 4:05 am

    The game was over the day before it was even played. I knew it as soon as the words escaped Jeremy Hemsley's mouth.

    Asked if he was looking forward to the "City Championship" game between...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    @USAToday
    November 16, 2018 - 6:25 am

    In your heart, you know it's true. The Chargers are Super Bowl bound at the end of this 2018 season. The thing you don't know is that your heart wants them to be.

    Hogwash, you say? Reality,...

    READ MORE
    Image Gallery
    Chris Ello
    November 02, 2018 - 10:31 am

    If you watch the sports news on local television these days, even without paying a whole lot attention to it, there's one thing you'll find that's unmistakable -- that is, there is simply less of...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    @USAToday, Jake Roth
    October 12, 2018 - 7:16 am

    The young right-handed pitcher coming into the game was named Mike Mayers. He had pitched in only 9 2/3 innings for the St. Louis Cardinals so far all season, so understandably Padres veteran...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    @USAToday
    October 05, 2018 - 8:49 am

    Judging from the hate-mail I received the last time I posted here that the Padres should think about trading someone, I don't expect a love affair this time around, either. A couple of months ago...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    @USAToday
    September 28, 2018 - 4:42 am

    You won't admit it out loud to anyone else, but that's OK. You know who you are. You are among the hundreds -- maybe thousands (if there still are that many) Padres fans -- who couldn't wait for...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
    September 21, 2018 - 5:06 am

    I walked around Peoria, Arizona, this past February along with everybody else. Players, media, coaches, front office personnel. I surveyed all of the Padres' young talent along with everybody else...

    READ MORE