Andy Baskin | 92.3 The Fan

AndyBaskin_300x300Baskin & Phelps weekdays 10:00 – 2:00 on 92.3 The Fan (WKRK)

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.

Golden Chance For Kent State Flashes Football To Go To BCS Game

It really feels weird to think that Kent State has a chance to play in a Bowl Championship Series game rather than Ohio State.

92.3 The Fan–11/30/2012

Francona Is A Start But A Long Way From The Big Answer For Indians

Indians fans, the time has come to bring you the big name you have wanted to help the Tribe get back to the World Series and win.

92.3 The Fan–10/08/2012

Andy Baskin: The NFL Is Disrespecting Modell

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The NFL knows it is the top dog in sports. We know how the league operates. Hopefully it will take two minutes to read this blog to see how dumb it is to ask the the Cleveland Browns to pay tribute in any way to Art Modell this Sunday. I […]

92.3 The Fan–09/08/2012

Baskin’s Blog: Still Trying To Figure Out The NCAA After PSU Sanctions Announced

It’s hard to understand the NCAA. I often say, what is the NCAA? In reality, Penn State is the NCAA, so is Ohio State, and so are all the other schools that play sports under the umbrella.

92.3 The Fan–07/25/2012

Baskin’s Blog: Still Mad At LeBron James, Cavs Fans?

598 days have passed since “The Decision.” Cavs fans – are you still angry?

92.3 The Fan–02/16/2012

Andy Baskin’s Thoughts After Mike Holmgren’s Presser

Mike Holmgren proved today that he is truly the face of the franchise. Since Friday the heat has been on the Browns to prove that they are going to stand up for what they believe is a franchise heading in the right direction. When it comes to questions of X’s and O’s, head coach Pat Shurmur is the man to answer questions. When the coach and the medical staff are the targets of an inquisition over protocol and procedure, then it’s time for the big man to step up.

92.3 The Fan–12/14/2011

Andy Baskin’s Weekly Wrap-Up

On Monday, maybe the therapy was more for me than it was for the listeners. The major mistakes down the stretch were made by the Browns’ most reliable players; all Pro Bowl caliber guys… In the end, Sunday’s loss to the Rams was a complete team loss. Going 0-4 in the red zone was the real reason they lost. Just one trip in the end zone and the game wouldn’t have hung on the snap (or the foot) of three players…

92.3 The Fan–11/18/2011

Andy Baskin’s Thoughts On Today’s Show – Nov. 10, 2011

This has been a tough week for me personally as a father and a journalist. Our listeners have brought out some serious and emotional reflections, when it comes to child abuse.

92.3 The Fan–11/10/2011

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