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

UK FOOTBALL | Avery Williamson's Titans Preparing for Patriots

01/12/2018 09:47 AM

Former Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson is getting ready for his NFL team’s upcoming playoff game. Williamson’s Tennessee Titans take on the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Ma. on Saturday evening at 8:15 ET in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. Spectrum News’ Lyndsey Gough asked Williamson on KSTV Friday whether or not playoff preparation is any different from the preparation his team does during the regular season: Williamson also talked about the big news the past week involving Kentucky linebacker... Read more 

UK BASEBALL | Pair of Wildcats Named Preseason All-Americans

01/09/2018 12:09 PM

Kentucky baseball players Sean Hjelle and Tristan Pompey have each been recognized as First-Team Preseason All-Americans by College Baseball and Perfect Game, respectively. Pitcher Sean Hjelle was named a First-Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a Third-Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game. Last season, Hjelle was the SEC Pitcher of the Year after going 11-4 with a 3.89 ERA. He struck out 102 batters in the process. Outfielder Tristan Pompey was named a First-Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game and... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Ware Suspended from Music City Bowl

12/26/2017 05:41 PM

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops announced on Tuesday that linebacker Denzil Ware has been suspended from this week’s Music City Bowl. Stoops cited a violation of team rules. Ware has 47 total tackles this year, including nine for loss. He is also responsible for 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. The Wildcats (7-5) will kickoff their bowl game against No. 21 Northwestern (9-3) at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday inside Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Drop Second Game of the Season

12/23/2017 05:58 PM

The Kentucky men’s basketball team’s seven-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday. The UCLA Bruins (9-3) were too much for the Wildcats (9-2), winning 83 to 75 in the CBS Sports Classic. The game was tied 39-39 at halftime, but the Bruins pulled away in the second half to get the win. The Bruins were led by a pair of 20-point performances from guard Kris Wilkes and guard Aaron Holiday. Meanwhile, the Wildcats were led by guard Hamidou Diallo’s... 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 

UK FOOTBALL | Wildcats Get Momentum As Match-Up at No. 1 UGA Looms

11/13/2017 06:59 PM

The UK football team is getting ready for arguably its toughest test of the year as it gets ready to face No. 1 Georgia this Saturday in Athens, Ga. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Wildcats (7-3, 4-3) are coming off a 44-21 win over Vanderbilt (4-6, 0-6) this past weekend in Nashville, Tn. The Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1) on the other hand are coming off their first loss of the season, after falling at No. 10 Auburn this past... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Kickoff Time Announced for UofL Game

11/13/2017 12:15 PM

The annual “Governor’s Cup” match-up between Louisville and Kentucky football will kickoff at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 25. The game will air on SEC Network. Kentucky won 41-38 in last year’s meeting between the two schools, snapping a five-year UofL winning streak against the Wildcats. Kentucky (7-3, 4-3) is getting ready to play No. 1 Georgia this Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Wildcats are coming off a 44-21 win over Vanderbilt, while Georgia will likely drop in this week’s College... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Wildcats Rush Their Way to Win at Vanderbilt

11/11/2017 08:25 PM

For the first time since 2009, the UK football team beat the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, Tn. After trailing 7-0 early in the game, Kentucky (7-3, 4-3) scored the game’s next 34 points, en route to a 44-21 win over Vandy (4-6, 0-6). One of the big storylines in the game was the Wildcats’ running game. They outrushed the Commodores 232-60 in the match-up. RB Benny Snell accounted for 116 rushing yards on 17 carries. He scored three touchdowns. Snell now has... Read more 

UK HOOPS | Wildcats Win Exhibition Sunday Night

11/05/2017 09:27 PM

The Kentucky women’s basketball team took care of business on Sunday night in its lone exhibition of the season. The Wildcats beat Southern Indiana 87-56 inside Memorial Coliseum. UK led over 33 minutes in the contest, and pulled away from USI for good in the second quarter, when the Wildcats outscored the Screaming Eagles 21-7. Guard Maci Morris led the way for the Wildcats with a team-high 19 points. Morris also had four assists on the night. Two Wildcats joined her in double-digit scoring... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | 2018 Football Schedule Announced

09/19/2017 03:14 PM

It’s never too early to look ahead to next year. Despite the 2017 UK football season only heading into its fourth week, the 2018 schedule was released on Tuesday. The 2018 slate features seven home games and five road games. The Wildcats will open the 2018 schedule on Sept. 1 at Kroger Field against Central Michigan. A week later, on Sept. 8, the Wildcats will play in their first road game of the season at Florida. The match-up with the Gators will... Read more