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: Remember Why Fred Hoiberg’s Here

As the season gets underway, Hoiberg will always, always keep the big picture in mind.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Jeremiah’s Ratliff’s Exit Was A Long Time Coming

Ratliff’s release from the Bears was the result of ongoing issues, not one bad day.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2015

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Bernstein: Delay In Reporting Of Jeremiah Ratliff Blow-Up Is Troubling

Ratliff blew up Wednesday at Halas Hall. We’re lucky the trouble stopped there.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2015

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Bernstein: NFL Is Less Watchable Than Ever

There are far too many judgment calls for the officials to make and more confusion than ever.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Smaller Strike Zone Might Help The Cubs

Chicago hasn’t had a chance to grind out many at-bats in the NLCS.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Lose An Absolutely Miserable Football Game

After watching that, go do something more fun — like the dishes, for instance.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Mets Clobber Cubs In Celebrity Fan Competition

The Mets boast the likes of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfield, Tim Robbins and Julia Stiles supporting them.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Bulls’ Defensive Identity Gone

The roster is almost exactly the same, but this is an entirely different team.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2015

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Chicago advanced to the NLCS after defeating St. Louis in Game 4 of the NLDS. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rebooted Cubs Humming Along

The Cubs cleaned their entire operating system and installed a new one in four years. It’s now fully powered.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2015

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Bernstein: A Win Like This Means Something For The Bears

Jay Cutler, Pernell McPhee and the Bears’ coaching beat the Chiefs on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2015

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Bernstein: Let Go Of Your Stupid Past, Cubs Fans

It’s time to let go of old burdens and appreciate the new day.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon’s Gamble Pays Off

The Cubs went with an offense-first lineup, while the Pirates countered with a defensive-minded unit.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2015

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Bernstein: Let’s Really Talk NFL And Gambling

There’s opportunity for practicality and fairness in sports gambling right in front of us.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2015

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Bernstein: Jimmy Butler Making It Clear These Are His Bulls

Butler is validated by a maximum contract and new coach, as his recent words reflect.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Victory Positive Enough

The Bears are trying to establish a new, more accountable culture under new coaches, and even a handful of victories can create important scaffolding on which to get it built.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Congratulations, NFL!

For the first time in more than six years, the NFL went a calendar month without a player being arrested.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Time For Doug McDermott To Show Something

It’s simple for McDemott: make open shots, space the floor, move without the ball.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2015

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Bernstein: Why Would Adidas Still Want Derrick Rose?

Rose has brought Adidas headache after headache.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2015

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Bernstein: Derrick Rose Starts Bulls’ Season On Strange Note

Considering it was media day, Rose picked an odd time to turn his focus to summer 2017.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Never Had A Chance

How bad was it for Chicago? Well, punter Pat O’Donnell had a career day.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2015



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