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 BASKETBALL | Trio of Bluegrass Women's Teams Selected for NCAA Tournament

03/13/2017 10:10 PM

Three women’s college basketball teams from Kentucky are officially in the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. On Monday evening, the #13 Louisville Cardinals, #18 Kentucky Wildcats and WKU Lady Toppers each learned where they will play in the first round and who they will play in the first round. Louisville will serve as a host for the first and second rounds of the bracket inside the Oklahoma City region. The Cards will be a #4-seed and will play #13 Chattanooga on... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Mercer County Girls Win KHSAA State Championship

03/13/2017 09:08 PM

The Mercer County girls basketball team won its first-ever state championship on Sunday afternoon inside Highland Heights’ BB&T Arena. The Titans beat Franklin County 85-71 to take home the trophy. Mercer County’s Seygan Robins was named Tournament MVP. As Sports Night’s Kaci Kust reports, the Titans have the potential to repeat next year as well, thanks in part to a talented group of returners.  Read more 

NCAA BASKETBALL | Selection Sunday Recap

03/12/2017 05:51 PM

Three Kentucky teams are in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Louisville Cardinals are the #2-seed in the Midwest Region. They have a first-round match-up against #15-seed Jacksonville St. on Friday in Indianapolis. Jacksonville St. is led by former WKU head coach Ray Harper. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Wildcats are the #2-seed in the South Region. They have a first-round match-up against #15-seed Northern Kentucky on Friday in Indianapolis. NKU won the Horizon League Championship to punch its ticket to The Big... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Harlem Barber Shops Showcase Cardinal Basketball

03/11/2017 02:41 PM

For Louisville basketball fans visiting the ACC Tournament this week in Brooklyn, N.Y., there is a place you must check out. Multiple barber shops in the Harlem-area feature Louisville Cardinal basketball photos and designs inside their shops. The man who owns these “Big Russ Barber Shops” is none other than Russ Smith, Sr. “I revamped the colors. You see the jersey. You see some of the memorabilia around,” said Smith. Smith is the father of former UofL guard Russ Smith, who played... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Donovan Mitchell... The Key for the Cards

03/08/2017 07:32 PM

UofL sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell is one of the best players in the ACC. His statistics and accolades back up that argument. In fact, within the last week, Mitchell was named to the All-ACC First Team, the All-ACC Defensive Team and the District IV U.S. Basketball Writers Association Men’s Team. Mitchell leads the Cardinals in scoring with 15.9 ppg. He has scored 20 or more points in nine different games this season. Mitchell has proven to be one of the Cards “go-to”... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | ACC Tournament Week Has Arrived

03/06/2017 06:56 PM

The #10 Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 12-6) are getting ready for this week’s ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y.‘s Barclays Center. The Cards are coming off a 71-64 win over then-ranked #19 Notre Dame (23-8, 12-6) on Saturday. As a result of Louisville’s win, it clinched a double-bye in this week’s ACC bracket as the tournament’s number-four seed. It will play its first tournament game Thursday at 2 p.m. ET against either number-five seed Duke, number-12 seed Clemson or number-13 seed North Carolina St. This... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Win on Senior Day

03/04/2017 05:27 PM

The Louisville Cardinals got their payback against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Cards (24-7, 12-6), who lost to the Irish (23-8, 12-6) back in January, earned a 71-64 victory over Notre Dame inside the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. It was a back-and-forth game that featured 12 lead changes. It was also tied six different times during the afternoon. The Cards pulled away near the end though, after a Deng Adel’s three-pointer gave UofL a five-point lead with under a minute... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | #8 Cards Ready for Senior Day Showdown

03/03/2017 07:45 PM

The #8 Louisville Cardinals (23-7, 11-6) face the #19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-7, 12-5) Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2:07 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. Notre Dame beat UofL 77-70 on January 4 in South Bend, In. The Cards are coming off an 88-81 loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday night, while the Irish are riding a six-game winning streak heading into Saturday’s match-up. The ACC battle will... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Survive ACC Tournament Thriller

03/03/2017 02:03 PM

The number-five seed Louisville Cardinals held off the number-four seed North Carolina St. Wolfpack 59-58 in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal round thriller. It’s the second time in nearly a month that the two teams have played a game that has come down to the wire. In early February, the Wolfpack’s Miah Spencer hit a game-winning shot as time expired to beat the Cards 72-70. Spencer was not as lucky on Friday. Her potential game-winning jumper was off the mark with three seconds to... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Advance in ACC Tournament

03/02/2017 12:45 PM

The number five seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament after beating number-13 seed Clemson 68-46 on Thursday. The Cardinals never trailed the Tigers in the contest. In fact, after Myisha Hines-Allen’s lay-up 28 seconds into the game, giving the Cards a 2-0 lead, UofL and Clemson were never tied again. The Cards led after the first quarter 24-4. Hines-Allen and Asia Durr each led the way for Louisville with 17 points apiece. Hines-Allen... Read more