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.

White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Is Kenny Williams Doing?

Williams has confused matters and emasculated GM Rick Hahn in recent days.

CBS Chicago–4 hours ago

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

Bernstein: Cubs Encountering High-Priced Trade Market

In preliminary talks, foes keep bringing up three names: Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Splurging Again On International Prospects

You don’t know the names, but the Cubs are taking advantage of a flawed system.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2015

Jimmy Butler, left, and Brandon Saad, right. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Two Leagues, Two Cap Realities

The NBA and NHL exist in entirely difference economic worlds.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and coach Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Still Need Another Guard

Chicago needs a lead guard for its second unit, and it has limited resources to acquire one.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2015

Jackie Robinson West attorney Victor Henderson holds up a copy of the Little League rulebook, as he discusses a lawsuit filed over the league's decision to strip JRW of its national title. (Credit: CBS)

Bernstein: Jackie Robinson West Officials Just Making It Worse

The legal argument is the cheating wasn’t initially caught, so it should be allowed — do we have that right?

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Kris Bryant’s Season Is Night And Day

Bryant has a .940 OPS in night games but just a .710 OPS in day games.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and coach Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: 22nd Pick Is Usually Bad

Temper your expectations for Chicago’s No. 22 pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2015

Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: 3-On-3 NHL Overtime? Why Not?

A move to three-on-three in overtime will bring more entertaining action.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Will Add A Pitcher Soon

The Cubs are in the race and in the hunt for help.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 72nd hole that would've sent the U.S. Open to a playoff. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Was FOX Doing With Its U.S. Open Broadcast?

The analysis was spotty, the directorial choices puzzling and obliviousness of the obvious shocking.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

Cubs backup catcher David Ross. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon Recognizes The Unmeasurable

Why David Ross over Kyle Schwarber in a few days? Because leadership matters.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cardinals Put Rob Manfred In Tough Spot

This investigation will take some time to play out and likely lead to reform in some form.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville hoists the Stanley Cup. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Give Joel Quenneville Extra Credit

Quenneville provided the leadership that Chicago needed from start to finish.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Brandon Saad kisses the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Don’t Kiss The Cup

We have quite the fetish with an unsanitary talisman.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Warriors coach Steve Kerr. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Steve Kerr Called It

Are the Cavs wearing down in these NBA Finals?

CBS Chicago–06/12/2015

Bears guard Kyle Long. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: It’s Good To See Kyle Long At Tackle

Given his great talent, Long should play where he’s most valuable, and that’s not guard.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2015

Medical personnel goes to tend to a Red Sox fan after she was hit by a bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB Can’t Have It Both Ways

MLB must do more to protect fans in the stands.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2015

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stays down on the ice after being injured in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Don’t Lose To An Injured Goalie

The Blackhawks perplexingly couldn’t take advantage of an injured Ben Bishop and now trail 2-1.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2015

Blackhawks fans at Amalie Arena during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Silly Season For Local TV

Cue up the cut to drunk Blackhawks fans at the bar!

CBS Chicago–06/08/2015

next