Andy Baskin FOX Sports Net Regional Sports Reporter

CLEVELAND – Andy Baskin is no stranger to the world of sports. An Emmy award winner for broadcasting, Baskin recently was a sports anchor for WBNS-TV in Columbus where 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. Currently, he joins with reporters Kerry Sayers and Jim Day in providing in-depth coverage of the latest sports news throughout the Ohio region as reporters on FOX Sports Net’s REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT, which airs nightly at 11 p.m.

In conjunction with his work at WBNS-TV, Baskin also served as a sportstalk host for WBNS-AM Radio. In addition to his work with WBNS, he worked as a freelance sports reporter covering various sports news, including ESPN’s Big Ten Wrap-up show and Inside CART Television. He covered the 1995 and 1997 World Series, along with the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Further, Baskin served as a reporter for ThisWeek Newspapers in Columbus covering high school sports.

Baskin worked as a sports director from 1990-1995 at KPAX-TV in Missoula, Montana. In 1994 the Missoula Independent voted him Best Sportscaster and best Sportswriter. While at KPAX, he 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. Baskin 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.

Prior to his work in Montana, the Ohio native was an on-air talent for WRRO-AM in Warren, Ohio. Baskin additionally was in field production for ABC-CBS Networks where he covered the NFL, PGA, LPGA and Senior Tour events. He was also a chyron operator/sports assistant with Cleveland’s WJW-TV, and an on-air talent/sports director for WRQC-FM.

A graduate from Kent State University, Baskin resides in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

He spends his free time volunteering for Cystic Fibrosis and the Diabetes Association. He has hosted-emceed the Central Ohio Diabetes Association Auction for the past five years. He enjoys ice and roller hockey, softball and skiing.

FOX Sports Net Ohio is available to four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.

FOX Sports Net Ohio is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, New York, Ohio, and San Francisco. Rainbow also owns a minority stake in SportsChannel Florida.

FOX Sports Net reaches more than 68 million home nationwide and serves as the first truly national, regional, and local supplier of sports programming.


Steve Pawlowksi