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

HORSE RACING | Recapping Kentucky Derby 144

05/07/2018 05:30 PM

Justify is hoping to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown on May 19, when it will take part in the 2018 Preakness Stakes. Of course, Justify won the first leg of the Triple Crown this past Saturday, winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Horse Racing Nation editor Jonathan Lintner joined Sports Night on Monday to discuss Kentucky Derby 144:  Read more 

UofL SOFTBALL | Cards Getting Ready for ACC Tournament

05/07/2018 05:22 PM

The Louisville softball team is getting ready to hit the road as it prepares to travel to the ACC Tournament in Atlanta, Ga. The Cards (32-19, 10-12) are the No. 8-seed in the tournament bracket and will face No. 9-seeded Syracuse (30-19, 9-12) on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET at Georgia Tech’s Shirley C. Mewborn Field. UofL and Syracuse split a regular season doubleheader at Syracuse on April 13. Each game was only decided by one run. UofL head coach Sandy Pearsall... Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Justify Wins Kentucky Derby 144

05/05/2018 07:25 PM

The favorite took care of business on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Justify won Kentucky Derby 144, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth career Kentucky Derby victory. With the win, Justify broke the “Apollo Curse,” becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old. Jockey Mike Smith also becomes the second-oldest winning jockey of the Kentucky Derby. Smith is 52-years-old. Good Magic and Audible finished second and third respectively. Here is a... Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Previewing Saturday's Big Race

05/04/2018 02:17 PM

Kentucky Derby 144 takes place Saturday inside Churchill Downs. Justify is currently the favorite heading into the race. Horse Racing Nation’s Jonathan Lintner joined Sports Night on Friday to preview Saturday’s Run for the Roses: Horse racing expert Jody Demling also joined Sports Night on Friday to preview Kentucky Derby 144:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Predicting Saturday's Run for the Roses

05/04/2018 02:04 PM

Kentucky Derby 144 takes place on Saturday inside Churchill Downs. Justify is currently the favorite to win the event. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff predicts that Justify will win Kentucky Derby 144 on Saturday: Spectrum News’ Lyndsey predicts that Justify will win Kentucky Derby 144 as well on Saturday: ESPN 680’s Lachlan McLean joined Sports Night on Friday to share his prediction for the Run for the Roses:  Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Bob Beatty Continues to Find Success

05/03/2018 01:43 PM

Many high school football teams across the state are currently taking part in spring practice. One of those schools is Trinity High School. The Shamrocks are coming off their second straight KHSAA 6A state championship. Spectrum News’ Gary Fogle stopped by a Shamrocks’ spring practice earlier this week and learned that no matter how many spring practices head coach Bob Beatty runs, Beatty still gets excited about coaching:  Read more 

NASCAR | Mark Simendinger Looking Ahead to Kentucky Speedway's July Weekend

05/03/2018 01:20 PM

Kentucky Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend is just over two months away. The track will run three races during the weekend in July: Thursday, July 12 – NCWTS Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 Friday, July 13 – NXS Alsco 300 Saturday, July 14 – MENCS Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger joins Sports Night on Thursday to talk about the upcoming July NASCAR weekend at the 1.5-mile oval. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff also asked him to give a Kentucky Derby 144 prediction... Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | My Boy Jack Getting Ready for Kentucky Derby

05/02/2018 03:07 PM

My Boy Jack is getting ready to run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. He will start from post position No. 10, in between Hofburg and Bolt d’Oro: My Boy Jack’s trainer Keith Desormeaux was right there with his horse on Wednesday morning after training, while his horse was getting washed after being on the track at Churchill Downs: My Boy Jack’s morning-line odds are 30-1.  Read more 

H.S. TRACK & FIELD | Kaleb McDonald Showing Off Her Speed

05/02/2018 02:55 PM

Jeffersontown High School’s Kaleb McDonald is having a big year. The 17-year-old junior has the fastest times in the state this year in the 100, 200 and 400 meter sprints. Spectrum News’ Gary Fogle has the story:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Bolt d'Oro Preparing for Saturday's Race

05/01/2018 05:23 PM

Bolt d’Oro learned his starting post position on Tuesday for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The horse will begin the race from post position No. 11. His morning-line odds to win are 8-1. Bolt d’Oro arrived to Churchill Downs on Monday and trained on Tuesday. Spectrum News’ Lyndsey Gough was on the backside of Churchill Downs Tuesday morning and has more:  Read more