While Andy was born and raised in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, his wife, Wendy, is a Rockford native and Guilford High School graduate. They have two children - Kelley and Corey - a son-in-law, Joe, and a granddaughter. Andy and his daughter are Green Bay Packer fans and his wife and son are Chicago Bears fans.
Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a manager for the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team. He received an honors degree in broadcast journalism and a bachelor of science in political science.
When he's not at work, Andy likes to golf, co-hosts a nightly sports talk show and does play-by-play for Hononegah High School football and basketball teams.
He is involved in a number of charitable/non-for-profit organizations, and serves as the lay treasurer, communications director and lowest bass in the choir at his church. You can also see him at his church's annual corn boil.
Andy says, "The Rockford area has and continues to be good to me. Hopefully, I've been good to it."