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Andy Malnoske, an accomplished journalist, and sports enthusiast has made significant contributions to the world of broadcasting.
With an impressive track record, Andy holds the distinction of being an Emmy® Award-winning journalist and three-time Emmy® nominee. Notably, he is the first-ever Emmy® winner in the Elmira/Corning/Ithaca television market, a region with nearly 70 years of broadcasting history. Furthermore, Andy’s achievements include being the inaugural recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award in Elmira broadcasting history, specifically for sports reporting.
Andy’s journey led him to Channel 18, where he assumed the role of sports director. Prior to this, he worked at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, where he covered the historic Final Four runs by the Syracuse University men’s and women’s basketball teams in 2016.
Throughout his career, Andy has lent his expertise to various sports-related endeavors. He contributed to “The Orange Zone,” a weekly show dedicated to Syracuse football and basketball. He also covered Washington Nationals minor league baseball and Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate hockey during his time in Central New York.
A Horseheads native, Andy returned to his hometown to work for the station he grew up watching. His dedication to his craft has earned him numerous accolades, including several NYS AP Broadcast Awards for best anchor, photographer, and select feature stories. Additionally, he has received multiple honors from the Syracuse Press Club and was recognized as Ithaca College’s young alumnus of the year.
Andy’s educational background includes a degree from Ithaca College, where he later pursued a master’s degree at Shippensburg University. In south-central Pennsylvania, he was the voice for several Red Raider athletic teams, worked in the sports information office, collaborated with CBS Harrisburg, and created a documentary on the 1990 Shippensburg Little League National Champions, now part of the Little League Baseball Museum archives.
Beyond his role in television, Andy is an active member of the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame board, a play-by-play announcer for ESPN+, and a voice for 1410 WELM ESPN Radio in Elmira and RLM Sports in Corning. He is also the play-by-play announcer for Cornell University wrestling and lacrosse, in addition to his involvement in covering various sports events such as The Super Bowl and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Andy’s passion for pro wrestling is evident in his work as a two-time announcer audition finalist for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). His contributions have been featured in Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine and the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. He has also served as a ring announcer for several wrestling promotions, including IMPACT Wrestling. Notably, he made his first WWE announcer appearance at Elmira’s First Arena for a SmackDown Live event and is a reporter for the national wrestling news site, WrestlingInc.com.
In his personal life, Andy enjoys spending quality time with his wife and their son. He also embraces the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region, showcasing a well-rounded and vibrant life beyond the realm of journalism and sports reporting.