Blue Checks and Passport Pros were created by Kevin Cuenca, who hosts both shows. Born in San Diego, Kevin’s love for sports broadcasting began at an early age from watching SportsCenter. His first memories are from a multi-cultural street, where he’d join his older brother and other kids to play countless hours of sports. His dad was in the Navy, so he lived in 5 different cities growing up. All the moving helped Kevin relate to people from different backgrounds, a trait he uses as a sports reporter/anchor at the CBS TV station in Los Angeles.
He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism. During his time on campus, Kevin was chosen as a practice player for the men’s basketball team and helped the Orange in 2003, when it won the NCAA championship. Since graduating, he’s spent the last 13 years working in TV. Kevin has covered the World Series and the NBA Finals. He’s also traveled to England, Australia, Germany and the Philippines to cover stories. Kevin enjoys speaking to journalism students at high schools and middle schools, where he passes on lessons he’s learned from his father’s alcoholism and working in the media.