Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at

NASCAR | Kevin Harvick Looking Forward to Sunday's Race at Kansas

10/18/2017 03:17 PM

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be at Kansas Speedway this weekend. The stars of the series will take part in the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. ET. One of the drivers taking part in the race is Kevin Harvick, who is coming off a 20th place finish at last Sunday’s Alabama 500. Kevin Harvick is currently fourth in the MENCS standings, 31 points behind first-place driver Martin Truex, Jr. Harvick spoke with Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff... Read more 

UofL ATHLETICS | A Legal Expert's Opinion on the UofL Basketball Scandal

10/18/2017 02:12 PM

The fallout from the ongoing UofL basketball recruiting scandal continues on Wednesday. The UofL Board of Trustees is currently meeting and is reportedly discussing the future of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. Jurich was placed on paid administrative leave last month after the UofL basketball program was linked to an ongoing federal investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball. Attorney Keith Poynter joined Sports Night to discuss what the legal fallout would be if Jurich is fired on Wednesday: Poynter also shared his... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Getting Ready for Homecoming Game

10/18/2017 12:07 PM

The EKU football team is looking to snap a three-game losing streak this weekend, as the school celebrates homecoming. The Colonels (1-5, 1-3) are coming off a 41-25 loss to No. 3 Jacksonville St. this past Saturday. They will hope to bounce back this Saturday when they host UT Martin (3-3, 1-2) at 3 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium. The game will serve as Eastern Kentucky’s homecoming match-up. EKU head coach Mark Elder joined Sports Night on Tuesday to preview this weekend’s... Read more 

NKU BASKETBALL | Norse Hoping to Have Another Successful Season

10/17/2017 06:12 PM

The NKU men’s basketball team held its annual media day on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse are coming off a memorable 2016-2017 season in which it advanced to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history. This season, there are high hopes again for NKU, as it was picked to finish second in the Horizon League, according to the conference’s preseason poll. The Norse opens up its season on Saturday, Nov. 4 against Urbana (OH). Tip-off of the... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Russ Smith Sr. Talks Reading Program, UofL Basketball Scandal

10/17/2017 12:51 PM

The Russ Smith Foundation is in the middle of hosting “The Russdiculous Reads Program.” The program is designed to get young kids in the Louisville area to start reading more. In fact, the program’s mission states the following: “Our mission is to encourage the development and appreciation of Literacy and Reading Comprehension in school aged youth.” The Foundation’s Russ Smith Sr. joined Sports Night to discuss the ongoing program: In addition to asking Smith about the Foundation, Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff asked... Read more 

UofL ATHLETICS | Board of Trustees To Meet Wednesday

10/17/2017 12:22 PM

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday inside Grawemeyer Hall’s Jefferson Room to discuss a variety of topics, including the employment of athletic director Tom Jurich. Jurich has been on paid administrative leave since late September after the UofL men’s basketball program was linked to the ongoing federal investigation into corruption and fraud within college basketball. On Tuesday, the university released a schedule for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting: 12 p.m. ET – Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee 12:30... Read more 

BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Knights Host Annual "Morning Madness"

10/16/2017 07:45 PM

The Bellarmine men’s basketball team held its annual “Morning Madness” practice on Monday. The players hit the court for a team practice before the sun even showed itself over the horizon. It’s a tradition that the players and coaches love: The Knights are coming off a successful 2016-2017 season in which they finished 32-4 overall and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four. They have their first exhibition game of the year on Nov. 1 inside Louisville’s Freedom Hall against Cincinnati. Tip-off is... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | ULAA Board Votes to Fire Rick Pitino

10/16/2017 02:50 PM

The University of Louisville Athletic Association Board voted unanimously on Monday afternoon to fire UofL men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino for “just cause.” Late last month, Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after a federal investigation was revealed that was looking into fraud and corruption within college basketball. Pitino became the head coach of the UofL men’s basketball program prior to the 2001-2002 season. He was head coach of the 2012-2013 national championship team at Louisville. UofL... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Boston College Upsets Cards Inside PJCS

10/14/2017 05:39 PM

The Louisville Cardinals were hoping to bounce back after a loss to No. 24 North Carolina St. just over a week ago. Instead, UofL suffered its second straight loss on Saturday, falling to Boston College 45-42 in front of the home crowd inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. It was BC’s (3-4, 1-3) first victory in the ACC, while it was the third loss of the season for the Cards (4-3, 1-3) in conference play. BC kicker Colton Lichtenberg kicked a game-winning 27-yard... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Anthony Floyd To Be Recognized at Boston College Game

10/14/2017 12:07 PM

Former UofL safety Anthony Floyd’s No. 24 jersey will be recognized during Saturday’s game vs. Boston College. His jersey will be the 22nd jersey to be celebrated in program history. Floyd played for the Cards from 1999-2002. He received many accolades during his playing days, as he was a two-time Conference USA first-team defensive back. During his playing days at UofL, Floyd had 18 interceptions, which remains a school record. In fact, his 18 interceptions is still tied for the Conference USA record.  Read more