Sports Director Andy Baskin


Twitter: @Andy_Baskin


Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio.

Education: Cleveland Heights High School and Kent State University.

Current Position/Job Duties: Sports Director.

Previous Work Experience: Owner- Baskin Broadcasting. WKYC-TV, STO-TV, FOX SPORTS OHIO, WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM, ThisWeek Newspapers, KPAX-TV, KGVO-AM, WRRO-AM, WAKC-TV, WRQC-FM, ABC-CBS TV Networks, ESPN

Joined News 5: 2008

Memorable Stories: Indians World Series 1995/1997, Len Barker's 1981 perfect game/20 years later and 1996 Summer Olympics. Every day creates new memorable stories.

Other Awards/Honors: Two Emmys, AP Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Press Club Awards, 2011 Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee.

News Philosophy: Don't say anything on air you would not say to someone's face.

Role Models: My father and brother.

Favorite Sports Team(s): All Cleveland teams.

Favorite Music: All kinds. Classic rock.

Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite Program: NewsChannel5's Sports Saturday/Sports Sunday.

Favorite Books: The Bullpen Gospels:Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran and Out of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs

Favorite Food: Pizza and steak.

My passion: My family.

Hobbies & Interests: Hockey, baseball, movies, tech stuff and skiing.

Hidden Talent: I can blow bubbles without gum.

Something most people don't know about me: I was on a state championship mock trial team in high school.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Our pride.  I love Cleveland.

You're most likely to see me around town at: A ballpark.

On the weekends I love to: What is a weekend? No, I love to spend time with my family.

Additional Info: Andy volunteers for Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes Association, and the Greater Cleveland Lung Association. He is co-chair for the Bruce Baskin Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic at Firestone Country Club and has hosted the Lung Association Buckeye State Tailgate. 2014 Kent State University  Alumni Distinguished Citizen Award Honoree. 

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