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.

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Bernstein: ‘Concussion’ Movie Is Afraid Of The NFL

So much for creative liberty in this film, as lawyers got heavily involved.

CBS Chicago–13 hours ago

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Obfuscating Start Of The John Fox Era

Like Fox’s words, the Bears’ timeline for a return to respectability is unclear.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Yes, That’s An Error

There should be no debate over Starlin Castro’s misplay in Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Darryl Dawkins. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Fond Memory Of Darryl Dawkins

Dawkins always seemed to have time for everyone.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2015

Patrick Kane, left, and Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Separating The Patrick Kane/Derrick Rose Allegations

The respective legal issues are occurring in entirely different arenas.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2015

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Bernstein: Now The NFL Wants To Curb Fighting

It’s a difficult balance, trying to prevent fighting but also promoting a violent game.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2015

A fan (black shirt, right) is hit by a foul ball during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Joe Maddon Was Wrong To Blame Injured Fan

Even for fans who pay close attention, there’s little time to react to line-drive foul balls.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2015

The Cubs celebrate after Kris Bryant, front, hit a walk-off homer against the Rockies earlier this season. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Rookie Of The Year Is Kris Bryant’s To Lose

Bryant’s WAR is best among all rookies in baseball.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Bears quarterback Erik Kramer in 1996. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Erik Kramer News Is Really Sad, Troubling

Kramer survived a suicide attempt this week.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2015

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Bernstein: On Trophies In Youth Sports

Kids know more than you think about this. Give them some credit.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2015

Cubs outfielders, from left, Kyle Schwarber, Dexter Fowler and Chris Denorfia celebrate a win. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: The Cubs’ Streak, By The Numbers

The Cubs are seizing control of a playoff opportunity.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Lying Serves No Purpose

For reasons that remain unclear, NFL folks continue to think lying is fundamentally integral to winning games. It’s not.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: The Bears Need Work

The Bears would be well-served by a lot more practice.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bar Owner’s Patrick Kane Comments Spur Backlash

Friends of the accuser were angered by victim-blaming comments from the bar owner.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Avoiding Confusion In The Patrick Kane Discussion

Kane’s past and his drinking problems are separate from this accusation of rape.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2015

Kevin White. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Bad Comparison For The Bears

A dose of reality is needed when assessing expectations for Kevin White.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2015

Cubs reliever Hector Rondon. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Fans Buying In Again

Experts will tell you that by the time the retail-level investor is interested in a stock, the real trade is long over.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Kane Story Difficult To Cover

It’s an enormous story, but there’s little for anyone to do.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2015

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, left, and quarterback Jay Cutler. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Talk Of Bears’ Offense Is Mind-Numbing

We’ve heard all this before.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2015

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Bernstein: Get Tobacco Out Of Baseball

Optics matter, and baseball players openly using a harmful product is a poor example for kids.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2015

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