Andy Baskin | 92.3 The Fan
Andy spent a decade as Sports Director at channel 5 and has an incredibly rich knowledge of Cleveland sports.
Before joining channel 5, he was a sports anchor/reporter for WKYC-TV. While at that station, Andy was the sideline reporter for Cleveland Browns pre-season football with Brian Brennan, Sam Rosen, and Bernie Kosar. He also hosted the “Browns Pre-Game Huddle,” “Browns Tonight,” “Indians Tonight,” and “Indians On-Deck.”
Prior to that, Andy was a co-host of “Tribe Time,” the “Indians Postgame Report” and the Cavaliers “In the Post” on FSN Ohio.
A two-time Emmy award-winner for broadcasting, Andy has also won awards with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Cleveland Press Club.
Earlier in his career, Andy was a sports anchor for WBNS-TV in Columbus before joining Fox Sports Net Ohio. He covered every major professional sports team in Ohio, including the Browns, Bengals, Indians, Reds, Cavs and Blue Jackets, along with Ohio State football and the Columbus Marathon.
In conjunction with his work at WBNS-TV, Andy also served as a sports talk host for WBNS-AM Radio. In addition, he worked as a freelance sports reporter covering various sports news, including ESPN’s Big Ten Wrap-up show and Inside CART Television. Andy also covered the 1995 and 1997 World Series, and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Further, Andy served as a reporter for ThisWeek Newspapers in Columbus covering high school sports.
In the early 90s, Andy worked as sports director (1990-1995) at KPAX-TV in Missoula, Montana. In 1994, the Missoula Independent voted him Best Sportscaster and best Sportswriter. While at KPAX, Andy was the television play-by-play announcer for the University of Montana and Missoula Mavericks Baseball. During his tenor at KPAX he was also a weekend sports anchor-reporter and hosted weekly golf and bowling shows. Andy was also a sports anchor for KGVO-AM in Montana where he was the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Montana and the morning sports anchor.
Previous to his work in Montana, the Ohio native was an on-air talent for WRRO-AM in Warren, Ohio. Andy was also a field producer for ABC-CBS TV Networks where he covered the NFL, PGA, LPGA and Senior Tour events. He was a chyron operator/sports assistant with Cleveland’s WJW-TV, and an on-air talent/sports director for WRQC-FM as well.
Andy spends his free time volunteering for and helping LifeBanc and Autism Awareness. He is also the Co-Chair for the Bruce Baskin Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic at Firestone Country Club and has helped raise more than $2 million for Cystic Fibrosis research. In addition, Andy has hosted the Lung Association Buckeye State Tailgate.
Not only does Andy talk sports, he coaches a few too. Catch him coaching youth hockey, baseball and softball when he’s not on-air or volunteering for great causes.
When it comes to hobbies, Andy enjoys ice and roller hockey, softball and skiing. He and his wife Cassy live in Summit County with their daughter Brynn and son Blake.
Senior Baseball Editor Derek VanRiper of Rotowire.com joined the Talking Heads to discuss the Cleveland Indians pitching staff.
CLEVELAND – Most Browns fans might have been hoping the team would trade back into the first round and pick up another second-round pick in this year’s draft. I say another because the Browns were […]
They dare to call Cleveland, “A Tribe Town.” It is the marketing campaign for the 2013 Cleveland Indians. The line is blasphemy to some whose answer to all things that go wrong for the Browns and why they keep coming back is “Well, this is a Browns Town.”
In the clubhouse, new Indian Nick Swisher is ready to embrace his new weapon in the Tribe’s $100 million-plus upgrade. His name Michael Bourn.
The Browns told us a few things at the FirstEnergy Stadium news conference. No new helmets, no cheerleaders, new uniforms in 2014, plus three architect firms will look at revamping the stadium in the next thirty days.
Here we go, another era of Browns football. It all starts with a northwestern Ohio guy coming home to lead his team in the future.
A couple of notes from Wednesday on the Browns searches.
Somewhere deep down Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knows his first instinct was probably right to turn back to his Pittsburgh Steelers roots and solve the Browns’ biggest problem since 1999 – someone who can deal with quarterbacks.
Browns fans may feel jilted, while some feel like the Browns have new life in the coaching search. No matter what, the Browns dodged a bullet by not hiring Chip Kelly this past week.
The Browns are looking for a new head coach and a general manager. Here is a list of names you might hear during the search.