Notable as both a journalist and a champion javelin thrower, he covered National Football League games for ESPN Latin America and won gold in the javelin event at the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games.
After reporting on the 1988 Summer Olympics for El Salvador's Channel 4, he earned a marketing degree from Texas A & M University.
He contributed voiceover work to several FIFA video games.
His birth name was Jose Fernando Palomo Pacas. In his early adulthood years, he fathered two sons and one daughter.
He and Juan Chapa are both well-known Latin American sportscasters.