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.

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

Bernstein: Bears Debacle On Trestman

Chicago is 3-4, with little consistency or direction.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: In Jameis Winston Case, Silliness Hides Seriousness

There’s so much controversy surrounding Winston that we forget what’s most important.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller breaks up a pass intended for Falcons receiver Julio Jones in Chicago's 27-13 win at Atlanta on Sunday. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Good Enough, This Time

A 3-3 mark and important road win provides hope for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2014

(Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Reckoning The NFL Needs

Owners and players need to be honest with one another about the dangers and appeal of the NFL.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Greg Olsen  of the Carolina Panthers comes down with a 4th quarter touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Defining Themselves

Still in search of some kind of identity, the Bears may be closer than ever to finding one.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2014

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris had to be helped off the field by offensive lineman Ben Braden on Saturday after getting drilled in the chin. He returned later for one play. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Outrage At Michigan Obscures Darker Truth

We express outrage to the visual, but it’s the sub-concussive hits that are so problematic in football.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Packers receivers Randall Cobb, left, and Davante Adams celebrate a touchdown in Green Bay's 38-17 win at Chicago on Sunday. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Packers Blow Up Bears Storylines

Sunday was what the Green Bay-Chicago rivalry has looked like for far too long.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL ‘Blob’ Bigger Than Ever

There are few dominant teams or terrible teams nowadays in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Bears rookie defensive tackle Will Sutton pressure Jets quarterback Geno Smith on Monday night in Chicago's 27-19 win in East Rutherford, N.J. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Young Bears Defenders Key Crazy Win

Kyle Fuller, Will Sutton, Ego Ferguson and Co. are making names for themselves.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2014

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Peterson Story Must Spur Culture Change

Sadly, in some circles whipping children is viewed as commonplace.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett celebrates his go-ahead fourth-quarter touchdown in Chicago's 28-20 win at San Francisco on Sunday night. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Improbable Win Meaningful For Many

From so many perspectives, this Bears win felt like it may have mattered.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Attempted Cutler Makeover Fizzling

Jay Cutler’s postgame demeanor has Bears officials rankled.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Bills receiver Robert Woods stiff-arms Bears safety Chris Conte in Buffalo's 23-20 overtime win Sunday at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Panic On Sale Here!

Briggs being slow, Conte being bad, Jay still being Jay, Tucker coaching — we have it all.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Bernstein: Don’t Screw This Up, Bears

With the season starting in five days, all we’ve seen from the Bears is drama and subpar play.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Goodell’s PR Move Also Better Policy

There are now stiffer penalties for all sorts of off-the-field incidents.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, center. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Must Ban Brandon Meriweather

If the Roger Goodell wants to tout safety, there’s an obvious move to make here.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Beckham Story A Baseball Lesson

It has been a slow, steady realization that it just wasn’t happening for Gordon Beckham.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

CBS football analyst Phil Simms. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Good For Phil Simms

The slow fade of the “Redskins” nickname is taking shape.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Wrigley Field rooftops. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Unfazed By Rooftops Suit

The Cubs saw this coming, and don’t seem worried about it one bit.

670 The Score–08/16/2014

Then-Bills quarterback Trent Edwards after suffering a concussion in 2008. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Focus Obscures High School Football Risk

The IHSA is obscuring the truth on concussions, a detriment to all involved.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

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