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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The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Can’t Sustain Winning Like That

It was quite the weird opening night victory for the Bulls against the Celtics.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Anthony Rizzo’s Other Contribution

In Game 2, Rizzo embodied the Cubs’ patient approach that takes a toll on pitchers.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2016

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Bernstein: Cubs Making People Forget White Sox

White Sox fans have a legitimate reason to gripe. After all, you’d think 2005 never happened.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Stop Saying This Cubs’ Run Is ‘Unbelievable’

This is exactly what the Cubs’ brass told us was going to happen, and we watched the progress, little by little.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2016

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Bernstein: Unburdened By Past, These Cubs Are Living In The Moment

The Cubs have been best served by being free of the weight of your concerns.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Will Need Relief

The Cubs’ three go-to relievers have been ordinary this postseason. They’ll matter soon enough.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs’ Joe Maddon Isn’t A Fan

Words from Maddon in May 2015 have proved to be telling now.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2016

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Bernstein: Broadcaster Tells Uncomfortable Truth About NFL

What hits home in Sean McDonough’s admission that the NFL product can be bad is that it’s about the football itself.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Bulls’ Carter-Williams Needn’t Defer To Rose

If Carter-Williams wants to wear Rose’s old No. 1, he should wear No. 1.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Will Bears’ John Fox Lash Out At Critics Again?

Instead of admitting what we all see, Fox has gotten testy.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2016

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Bernstein: The Cubs Experience Must Be Leaving Joe Maddon Bewildered

In all his preparation, Maddon couldn’t have envisioned how Saturday played out.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Some At Notre Dame Are Tiring Of Brian Kelly

A powerful faction there is growing increasingly tired of his “arrogance and defiance.”

CBS Chicago–10/14/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Cashed In On A 2.5% Chance

It was one we’ll never forget, for many reasons.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Paging Anthony Rizzo

In a mini-slump, Rizzo is needed for the Cubs to help extinguish the Giants.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2016

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Bernstein: Bears Just Good Enough To Lose

The Bears only succeed in sustaining the possibility of possibilities until the clock runs out yet again.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: A Reminder About Playoff Baseball

It’s a limited sample in which bad players can be good and good players can be bad.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Bears’ 1st-Round Drafting Is Ugly

Chicago has struggled just to get its first-round picks on the field in the past decade.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2016

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Bernstein: No Explaining Buck Showalter’s Mistake

Not using Zach Britton was a distilled example of senseless, frustrating old-school thinking exposed on the national stage.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Manager Isn’t What Really Matters For White Sox

The future is in the hands of the scouts and data analysts at every level.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2016

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Bernstein: Competent-Enough Bears Finally Get One

Jordan Howard showed promise, and both Bears coordinators had quality game plans.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2016

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