Sports Director Andy Baskin

Email: baskin@newsnet5.com

Twitter: @Andy_Baskin

Facebook: facebook.com/AndyBaskinTV5

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 NewsChannel5: 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.

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