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 is 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, he 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, NC.

He is 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.

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Don’t ‘Bears’ This Up, Bears

The Bears have a history of mucking up a simple process.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen makes a throw in the first quarter against the Lions. Detroit won 20-14 at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Loss Avoids Bad, Wrong Conclusions

We’re inching closer to what really matters, and it has nothing to do with the games now.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2014

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Time Now Critical For Bears

The Bears’ decision-makers should already be talking to agents.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2014

Chris Conte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Chris Conte Is Just Being Honest

An NFL player can’t be concerned with his wellness to perform his best.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Emery’s Just Wrong

The Bears don’t utilize a “top-down” leadership structure.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham soars over Bears defensive backs Brock Vereen, left, and Kyle Fuller in New Orleans' 31-15 win on Monday night at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Are A Product In Free-Fall

Even love-it-all Jon Gruden was dismayed Monday night by Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Bears receiver Marquess Wilson can't corral a pass against the Cowboys in a loss on Dec. 4 at Soldier Field. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Savor The Viewing Pain Of Bears-Saints

Somehow, someway, we’ll fixate our eyes on a meaningless football game.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears Staff Must Be Shown Door

The latest drama reveals the depths of the lack of Marc Trestman’s leadership.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Kristin Cavallari. (Steve Mack/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cavallari App Spreads Dangerous Lies

Kristin Cavallari is spreading false information, writes Dan Bernstein.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

Cubs fans. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Bernstein: From Bears Misery To Baseball Hope

Tuesday provided a batch of good sports news that Chicago needed.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Splash By Sox The Start Of Something

The White Sox are in win-now mode but need to fill a few more holes.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Let’s Make It Eight

The College Football Playoff system worked, but it can be better.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter of Dallas' 41-28 win against Chicago at Soldier Field on Thursday night. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bernstein: That Wasn’t Bad Enough

Its conflicting to be a Bears fan right now.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Chicago's Doug McDermott, left, Joakim Noah, center, and Kirk Hinrich celebrate during a season-opening win at New York on Wednesday night. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Are … A Joy To Watch!

Who cares if Tom Thibodeau can’t sleep at night after seeing his defense. Points are fun.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bad Money Is Part Of Baseball

Winning titles justifies overpaying players in baseball.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Is That It For Brian Kelly?

It’s a messy situation at Notre Dame, with no easy answer for Kelly or the school.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Oh, Johnny

We’ve uttered the words “Johnny Manziel incident” enough already.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Bears safety Chris Conte runs down Bucs receiver Louis Murphy in Chicago's 21-13 win Sunday at Soldier Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Win ‘Bad Bowl’

If nothing else, Sunday ended a popular Josh McCown narrative.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

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The Bernstein Brief: Those At The Game Deserved Better Ending

Learning of your fate on Twitter displays a lack of leadership, Dan Bernstein writes.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

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