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

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Snap Two-Game Losing Streak Wednesday Night

12/07/2017 04:50 AM

The Louisville men’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak thanks to a big second half against visiting Siena. The Cards (5-2) had an 18-0 run in the second half en route to an 86-60 victory over the Knights (2-6) on Wednesday. UofL only led 39-36 at halftime, but outscored the Knights 47-24 in the second half. UofL forward Anas Mahmoud was the star of the game, almost finishing with a triple-double. Mahmoud had 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks in... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Hoping to Snap Two-Game Skid on Wednesday Night

12/05/2017 04:53 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is riding a two-game losing streak heading into its next game. The Cards (4-2) dropped their last two games to Purdue and Seton Hall. They are hoping to turn things around against Siena (2-5) on Wednesday night inside the KFC Yum! Center. UofL interim head coach David Padgett provided an update on his team during a press conference on Tuesday: Another thing Padgett hopes to see from his Cards on Wednesday is aggressiveness when driving to the basket: Despite... Read more 

UofL BASEBALL | McKay to Be Honored This Weekend in Louisville

12/05/2017 10:36 AM

Former Louisville baseball star Brendan McKay will be back in Louisville this Saturday. The fourth overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft will be presented with his 2017 Golden Spikes Award trophy. McKay was named the winner of the award back in June. The award recognizes the nation’s top amateur baseball player. He will be honored during halftime of the UofL men’s basketball game against Indiana, according to UofL Baseball’s official Twitter account. That game tips off at 2 p.m. ET inside... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Change Start Time of Indiana St. Game

12/05/2017 09:40 AM

The WKU men’s basketball team has announced that the start time of the Hilltoppers’ home game against Indiana St. on Saturday, Dec. 16 has been changed. The game will now start at 12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT) inside E.A. Diddle Arena. It was originally supposed to begin at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT). The game time was changed due to the WKU football team’s bowl game, as those Hilltoppers will start their AutoNation Cure Bowl match-up against Georgia St.... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Named Heisman Trophy Finalist

12/04/2017 07:00 PM

Louisville junior quarterback Lamar Jackson is heading back to the Big Apple. It was revealed on Monday night that Jackson is a finalist for the 2017 Heisman Trophy. Jackson, the winner of the 2016 Heisman Trophy, will have a chance to be the first and only back-to-back winner of the award since Ohio St. running back Archie Griffin in 1974 to 1975. “I’m honored to be chosen as a finalist with these two outstanding players,” said Jackson in a statement. “They both had... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers to Play in Cure Bowl

12/03/2017 07:36 PM

The WKU football team will play in its fourth consecutive bowl game this December when it plays Georgia St. in the AutoNation Cure Bowl. The Hilltoppers (6-6) will face Georgia St. (6-5) on Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET in Orlando. “We are thrilled to accept the invitation to the 2017 AutoNation Cure Bowl and represent Conference USA as we go for our fourth-straight bowl victory,” said WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart in a press release. “It is a testament to... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Wildcats to Play in Music City Bowl

12/03/2017 07:29 PM

The Kentucky football team accepted a bid to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Sunday. The Wildcats (7-5) will face Northwestern (9-3) in Jacksonville on Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET. It will be the Cats’ second-straight year in a bowl game, after playing in last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl. “We’re very excited to have earned another bowl bid and honored to receive an invitation from the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” said UK head coach Mark Stoops... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Cards to Play in TaxSlayer Bowl

12/03/2017 07:20 PM

The Louisville football team accepted a bid to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Sunday. The Cards (8-4) will face Mississippi St. (8-4) in Jacksonville on Dec. 30 at 12 p.m. ET. It will be the Cards’ eighth-straight year in a bowl game. “Playing a bowl game in the state of Florida is a great reward for our players, staff and fans,” said head coach Bobby Petrino in a UofL press release. “We have a large number of players from Florida so... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Covington Catholic Cruises to State Championship

12/02/2017 11:03 PM

Covington Catholic football did something on Saturday night it had done in its previous seven games. For the eighth straight game, the Colonels scored at least 40 points en route to a 49-13 win over Madison Southern (11-4) in the Russell Athletic / KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl 5A State Championship Game. Not only was it the first state championship for Covington Catholic football since 2006, it also capped off a “perfect” season for the Colonels. Covington Catholic quarterback AJ Mayer was... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Franklin-Simpson Makes History Saturday

12/02/2017 07:13 PM

The Franklin-Simpson football team accomplished something the program has not been able to do since 1980, winning a state championship. The Wildcats (12-3) got out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 35-21 win over Johnson Central (12-3) on Saturday in the Russell Athletic / KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl 4A Championship Game. Franklin-Simpson’s Tre’ Bass was named the game’s MVP after scoring three total touchdowns. Bass had seven carries for 76 rushing yards and two rushing... Read more 

School Closing Information