Kevan Heenan
Master's Student
Journalism

Kevin Heenan has Boulder on his mind as he beams in from his basement in Park Ridge, Illinois. He is pursuing a master of arts in journalism entrepreneurship with a focus in sports journalism. Kevin spent the past year enrolled in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Professional Programs.

Prior to that, he was glued to his seat for over a decade at one of Chicago’s top freight brokerage firms after receiving a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kevin credits Steven Pressfield’s ​The War of Art ​for launching him from that seat in order to solidify his storytelling. Kevin cites fellow Buffs Rick Reilly (Jour’81) and Chris Fowler (Jour’85) as inspirators and thanks friend Anthony Ori (Arch‘08) for guiding him west. Kevin is husband to Ashley and dad to Adelaide, 4, and Charlotte, 1, both of whom prefer late bedtimes.