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

EKU BASKETBALL | Colonels Preparing for Pair of Home Games

02/07/2018 12:12 PM

The Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team is hoping to snap a six-game losing streak this week. The Colonels (8-17, 2-10) host UT Martin (8-17, 3-9) on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET inside McBrayer Arena, before hosting Morehead St. (6-17, 2-10) on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. EKU head coach Dan McHale joined Sports Night to preview his team’s upcoming Ohio Valley Conference games: Following the Morehead St. game, EKU will have only one more home game left on its regular season schedule.... Read more 

NASCAR | Kentucky Speedway Preparing for 2018 Season

02/06/2018 06:10 PM

The 2018 NASCAR season is quickly approaching as next week is “Speedweeks at Daytona.” That means NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway is roughly only five months away. Kentucky Speedway held a southern media luncheon on Tuesday in Louisville. While there, track general manager Mark Simendinger talked about his excitement for the upcoming season: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes was also in attendance at the luncheon. The Louisville native always looks forward to racing at Kentucky Speedway in July. This... Read more 

LOUISVILLE BATS | Bats Introduce Pat Kelly as New Manager

02/06/2018 05:36 PM

The Louisville Bats introduced new manager Pat Kelly on Tuesday afternoon. Kelly replaces Delino DeShields, who led the Bats from 2015-2017, compiling a record of 191-239 (.444). Kelly comes to Louisville after spending the past three seasons as manager of the Reds’ Double-A affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos. While there, he led the Wahoos to a 218-200 (.522) overall record. The Bats begin their 2018 season on Friday, April 6 at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.  Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kevin Wallace Introduced as St. X Head Coach

02/06/2018 05:32 PM

St. Xavier High School (Louisville) introduced Kevin Wallace as its new head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. Wallace replaces Will Wolford, who stepped down from his position in December. Wallace comes to St. X after serving as head coach of the Bowling Green High School football team since 2011. During his tenure at Bowling Green, he led the Purples to five state titles. Wallace takes over a St. X football team that finished 12-3 overall in 2017, falling to Trinity in the KHSAA... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Drop Third Straight Game

02/05/2018 10:09 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team was hoping to snap a two-game losing streak on Monday night inside the KFC Yum! Center. Instead, the streak increased to three games. The Syracuse Orange (16-8, 5-6) were too much for the Cards (16-8, 6-5) as the Orange won 78-73. Syracuse led for over 30 minutes in the game. UofL cut it within two with just over four minutes to play, but Syracuse held on to get the win, thanks in part to its free throw shooting,... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LCFC Finalizes Transfer of Mark-Anthony Kaye

02/05/2018 05:01 PM

Louisville City FC has transferred midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to the MLS’ LAFC. Kaye was a vital part of last year’s run to the USL championship. “We’re obviously really pleased that Mark-Anthony has been able to get this opportunity,” said LCFC head coach James O’Connor in a press release. “He’s worked very hard throughout his time here and I think it’s important that we thank him for all his efforts.” Kaye has spent the last two seasons with LouCity FC, starting in 30... Read more 

WKU SOFTBALL | Lady Toppers Ready for 2018 Season

02/05/2018 04:57 PM

The WKU softball team is getting ready to begin its 2018 regular season later this week. The Lady Toppers are coming off a 31-31 season in which they finished 10-13 in Conference USA play. This year’s Western Kentucky team is young, but that is not concerning to head coach Amy Tudor: WKU opens up the regular season on Friday with a doubleheader in Boiling Springs, N.C., where it will face Hampton at 12 p.m. ET and Gardner-Webb at 4 p.m. ET. Read more 

NBA | Donovan Mitchell To Take Part in NBA Dunk Contest

02/05/2018 03:27 PM

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will take part in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. Mitchell replaces Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon who withdrew due to a hip injury. Joining the former Louisville Cardinal in the contest will be the Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, the L.A. Lakers’ Larry Nance, Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks’ Dennis Smith, Jr. This year’s dunk contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET inside Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. Mitchell is having... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing to Host Syracuse on Monday

02/04/2018 10:00 AM

The Louisville men’s basketball team will be hoping to snap its current losing streak on Monday when it welcomes Syracuse into the KFC Yum! Center. Tip-off between the two ACC programs is set for roughly 7 p.m. ET. The Cards (16-7, 6-4) and Orange (15-8, 4-6) are each on two-game losing streaks heading into the match-up. UofL lost at No. 2 Virginia on Wednesday before falling to Florida St. in Louisville on Saturday. Meanwhile, Syracuse lost at Georgia Tech on Wednesday before falling... 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 

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