Dan Bernstein

dan bernstein2 Dan BernsteinDan Bernstein has been the co-host of “Boers and Bernstein” since 1999. He joined the station as a reporter/anchor in 1995.

Named “Best Sports Talker” by Chicago Magazine, he’s the city’s only three-category winner of the Achievement in Radio Award (Best Reporter, Best Play-by-Play and Best Talk Show).

His play-by-play experience includes five years calling DePaul basketball and both radio and TV work for the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, CNN and other national television networks.

Before joining WSCR, Bernstein broadcast games for minor-league affiliates of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs, as well as the Raleigh Bullfrogs of the Global Basketball Association and the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association.

Bernstein interned in the news department at WBBM-TV in Chicago and in the sports department of WTVD-TV in Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

He’s a Deerfield native and an honors graduate of Duke University, where he did four years of play-by-play for basketball and football and anchored “Duke SportsCenter” on Cable 13 TV.

He lives on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife and two children and is actively involved in fundraising for such charities as Children’s Oncology Services, The Michael Rolfe Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Blind Services Association and others.

Bears receiver Eddie Royal celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Raiders. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Victory Positive Enough

The Bears are trying to establish a new, more accountable culture under new coaches, and even a handful of victories can create important scaffolding on which to get it built.

CBS Chicago–23 hours ago

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Congratulations, NFL!

For the first time in more than six years, the NFL went a calendar month without a player being arrested.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2015

Bulls wing Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Time For Doug McDermott To Show Something

It’s simple for McDemott: make open shots, space the floor, move without the ball.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2015

Derrick Rose in 2013. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Would Adidas Still Want Derrick Rose?

Rose has brought Adidas headache after headache.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Derrick Rose Starts Bulls’ Season On Strange Note

Considering it was media day, Rose picked an odd time to turn his focus to summer 2017.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2015

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham traverses down the field against the Bears. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Never Had A Chance

How bad was it for Chicago? Well, punter Pat O’Donnell had a career day.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Patrick Kane Circus Explodes, But End Seems Near

The best bet now is that this case eventually dries up.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: There’s No Perfect Solution To MLB Playoff Unfairness

The wild-card format is tough to swallow for the loser — and especially unfair when that’s a great team that got second in a division.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2015

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Ricketts Family Loses With Scott Walker

The Ricketts family was set to host a big event for Walker at Wrigley Field before he dropped out of the presidential race.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2015

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer attempts a pass against the Bears. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Situation All About Perspective

If Week 1 was a moral victory for Chicago, Week 2 reminded us that’s a weak idea.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon To Recognize One Step Programs

Maddon uses Cubs home games on Fridays to publicize local charities.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Conflicting Reports Cloud The Patrick Kane Case

It remains unclear if settlement talks are taking place between Kane and his accuser.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Patrick Kane Mess Has Blackhawks, NHL In A Bind

The Blackhawks risk the appearance of callousness and the perpetuation of a win-at-all-costs mentality with Kane at camp.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2015

Colts coach Chuck Pagano. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: After Just 1 Week, NFL Is Already Crazy

You can’t make this stuff up.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2015

Bears end Jarvis Jenkins sacks Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Better, But Not Good

There will be more long days for the Bears, but at least they’re competent and watchable already.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: John Fox Can’t Lose

The Bears’ dearth of talent has been exposed, and there’s only so much a coach can do.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

Kris Bryant, center. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remainder Of Cubs’ Regular Season Doesn’t Mean Much

Chicago is all but assured of playing Pittsburgh in the coin flip game.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

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Bernstein: Games, Gambling Ready To Clean NFL’s Slate

The NFL remains a sea of money and power, consuming so much of our attention.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, right, and running back Matt Forte. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Enjoy This Week, Bears Fans

The bucket of cold water to the face of Bears fans will be delivered Sunday at noon.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Big Questions Remain For Bears

A 3-1 preseason led to more questions than answers.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2015