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

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Drop Second Game in a Row

02/03/2018 07:35 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team was hoping to leave the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday with a win, after falling to No. 2 Virginia on the road Wednesday. Instead, Florida St. handed the Cards their second straight ACC loss. The Seminoles (17-6, 6-5) topped the Cardinals (16-7, 6-4) by the score of 80-76. The Cards were trailing 78-76 in the final seconds and had a chance to tie, but guard VJ King’s jumper was blocked with six seconds to play. Florida St.... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing for Another Game Against Florida St.

02/02/2018 04:31 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is getting ready to play Florida St. for the second time in less than a month. The Cards (16-6, 6-3) and Seminoles (16-6, 5-5) tip off at 4 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville beat then-No. 23 Florida St. in Tallahassee, Fla. 73-69 back in January. Heading into this Saturday’s match-up, UofL is coming off a 74-64 loss at No. 2 Virginia that it suffered on Wednesday. Starting Saturday, the Cards will wear “Family”... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Jimmy McLaughlin Looking Forward to 2018 Season

02/01/2018 03:49 PM

FC Cincinnati is getting ready to head down to Florida as the 2018 USL regular season gets closer and closer. The Orange and Blue will travel to Bradenton, Fla. on Friday to continue preseason training at the IMG Academy. FCC midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin joined Andrew Chernoff on Sports Night Thursday to preview the team’s upcoming training and the upcoming regular season: FC Cincinnati begins its regular season schedule on Saturday, March 17 in Charleston, S.C. against the Charleston Battery.  Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | No Derby Festival Basketball Classic in 2018

02/01/2018 02:40 PM

The Kentucky Derby Festival announced on Thursday that there will not be a Derby Festival Basketball Classic in 2018. The Kentucky Derby Festival cited “declining attendance and increasing financial loss” in recent years. “This was not a decision we made lightly,” said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry in a press release. “It’s our mission to produce events for the entire community and in this case the community was speaking with their feet. Organizers plan on reevaluating the event to... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Mickey Pearson Rewriting the Record Books at John Hardin

01/31/2018 05:13 PM

The John Hardin boys basketball team picked up its third win in a row on Tuesday night, beating Elizabethtown 84-81. It was another 20-point performance for Bulldogs’ star guard/forward Mickey Pearson. Pearson, who many believe has a shot to be Kentucky Mr. Basketball, is having a solid season, averaging 27.2 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game. In fact, Pearson is rewriting the record books at John Hardin. Earlier this month, he became the first-ever John Hardin basketball player to score... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Cardinals Introduce Brian VanGorder as Defensive Coordinator

01/31/2018 05:03 PM

Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino introduced Brian VanGorder on Wednesday as the program’s new defensive coordinator. VanGorder comes to Louisville after spending last season as a defensive analyst at Oklahoma St. Prior to that, he was the defensive coordinator for three seasons at Notre Dame. Overall, VanGorder brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Louisville. Spectrum News’ Lyndsey Gough talked with VanGorder after the press conference Wednesday and asked him what type of defense Cards’ fans can expect from the... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing for ACC Showdown

01/30/2018 03:07 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is getting ready to play arguably its toughest test of the year on Wednesday night. The Cards (16-5, 6-2) will take on No. 2 Virginia (20-1, 9-0) in Charlottesville, Va. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Cavaliers enter the game on a 12-game winning streak, which has helped them secure the No. 2 spot in the AP Top 25 poll for another week. UofL Interim Head Coach David Padgett even said on Tuesday that the Cavaliers... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | Colonels Getting Ready for Four Consecutive Home Games

01/30/2018 02:25 PM

The EKU men’s basketball team is getting ready for its first of four straight home games, a the Colonels (8-15, 2-8) host Belmont (17-6, 9-1) on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET inside McBrayer Arena. The Colonels enter the Ohio Valley Conference match-up riding a four-game losing streak. They are also dealing with the loss of forward Jackson Davis, who was declared done for the season this past weekend after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder during a... Read more 

OLYMPICS | Erin Jackson Preparing for First-Ever Winter Games

01/29/2018 04:03 PM

Long track speedskater Erin Jackson is getting ready for her first-career Olympic Winter Games. The Ocala, Fl. native qualified for a spot on Team USA during the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. In addition to qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently announced its support for Jackson. Jackson has only been competing in long track speedskating for a short time, as she has spent most of her career competing in inline skating, winning 47 national championships and 11 world... 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 

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