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

NCAA TOURNAMENT | Kansas St. Hoping to Upset Kentucky

03/21/2018 03:53 PM

The No. 9-seeded Kansas St. Wildcats (24-11) are the underdogs heading into Thursday night’s match-up against No. 5-seeded Kentucky (26-10). They are still hoping though to be the Wildcat team that comes out victorious in the Sweet 16 battle. KSU forward Makol Mawien was asked to describe his team on Wednesday during Kansas St.‘s media availability: Meanwhile, KSU guard Cartier Diarra was asked to share his thoughts on the 2017-2018 UK men’s basketball team: KSU guard Mike McGuirl added on, by talking about Kentucky’s... Read more 

NCAA TOURNAMENT | Anthony Davis' Former Coach Part of Loyola-Chicago Staff

03/21/2018 01:37 PM

The Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team is one of this year’s “Cinderella” teams in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11-seeded Ramblers (30-5) have beaten both No. 6-seeded Miami (FL) and No. 3-seeded Tennessee en route to their appearance in this week’s Sweet 16 in Atlanta. They will face No. 7-seeded Nevada on Thursday at approximately 7:07 p.m. ET inside Philips Arena. One of the members of the team’s basketball staff has connections to former UK Wildcat Anthony Davis. Jevon Mamon, Loyola-Chicago’s director of... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats to Play Kansas St. in Sweet 16

03/19/2018 09:08 AM

The Kentucky men’s basketball team now knows what time it will play its next game of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 5-seeded UK Wildcats (26-10) will face No. 9-seeded Kansas St. (24-11) at approximately 9:37 p.m. ET inside Atlanta’s Philips Arena. It’s the seventh time in nine seasons that Kentucky has advanced to the Sweet 16 under head coach John Calipari.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Win SEC Tournament

03/11/2018 03:46 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats did it again. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (24-10, 10-8) beat No. 2-seeded Tennessee (25-8, 13-5) on Sunday afternoon to claim their fourth straight SEC Tournament championship. The win gives UK an automatic berth in this year’s NCAA Division I Tournament, although the Wildcats were almost certainly guaranteed to be in the field regardless of the outcome Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for UK with a game-high 29 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Sunday’s win... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats to Face Georgia Friday Afternoon

03/08/2018 06:40 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats have learned their opponent for the quarterfinal round of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (21-10, 10-8) will face the No. 12-seeded Georgia Bulldogs (18-14, 7-11) on Friday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET inside St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. UK beat Georgia 66-61 when the two programs met inside Rupp Arena on Dec. 31. The Bulldogs beat No. 5-seeded Missouri 62-60 in the second round of the conference tournament to advance to Friday’s game against Kentucky.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | John Calipari To Receive NABC Metropolitan Award

03/07/2018 12:26 PM

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Metropolitan Award at the Final Four in April. Previous winners of the award include John Wooden and Dean Smith, along with Kentucky greats Adolph Rupp and C.M. Newton. Calipari has received numerous national awards throughout his career, including being named NABC National Coach of the Year three times. Calipari’s Wildcats are currently getting prepared for the upcoming SEC Tournament. Their first game will take place Friday afternoon against... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Report: Kentucky Players Linked to Recruiting Scandal

02/23/2018 09:22 AM

The Kentucky basketball program has been identified as a school that has possibly broken NCAA rules, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports found the potential rules violations through “violations that were uncovered by the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport.” Included in the report are document information from NBA agent Andy Miller and his ASM Sports Agency. According to the report, current Kentucky Wildcat Kevin Knox is one of the players, who either had meals or met with... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Joe Crawford Named 2018 SEC Legend

02/21/2018 01:11 PM

Former UK men’s basketball player Joe Crawford has been named a 2018 SEC Legend. He will be honored at the SEC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. during halftime of the Wildcats’ first game of the tournament. The SEC Tournament runs March 7 through March 11. Crawford was a four-year letterwinner at Kentucky from 2005-2008. He is one of the leading scorers in program history, ending his UK career with 1,438 points. Crawford was drafted 58th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | No. 21 Wildcats Fall at Mizzou

02/03/2018 09:39 PM

No. 21 Kentucky men’s basketball’s three-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (17-6, 6-4) fell to Missouri (15-8, 5-5) in Columbia, Mo. by the final score of 69-60. The 60 points is a season low for the Wildcats. Missouri controlled most the game, leading for over 33 minutes out of the game’s 40 total minutes. UK struggled from the field, shooting 21-of-67 (31.3%) overall, including 2-of-20 (20.0%) from three-point range. The Wildcats were led by guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Kevin Knox Named SEC Freshman of Week

01/29/2018 03:51 PM

Kentucky forward Kevin Knox was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday, thanks to his impressive performances last week. The honor is the first of Knox’s UK career. Knox averaged a team-high 26.5 points per game last week. He scored 19 points in Kentucky’s win over Mississippi St. Tuesday. Knox followed that up with a game-high and 34 points in Kentucky’s win over No. 7 West Virginia Saturday. In fact, he is the first UK player to score 30 or more... Read more