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.

Chris Borland. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football’s Future In Parents’ Hands

How will mothers and fathers reconcile allowing their sons to take unnecessary risks?

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

Chris Borland. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Chris Borland Decision Will Resonate

Malcolm Gladwell warned us five years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Kris Bryant. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Delaying Kris Bryant Promotion The Right Call For Cubs

The Cubs have a commitment to sustained success, not 2015 success.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

NCAA logo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Is College Basketball In Trouble?

Attendance is declining and so are TV ratings.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bernstein: JRW Adults Learn The Hard Way

Jackie Robinson West’s district has been dissolved after wrongdoing by the adults.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

Jimmy Graham. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Day A Wacky Whirlwind

What happened on Tuesday?

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Derrick Rose Puzzles Again

There’s a disconnect between Rose and those he’s trying to reach.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Silence On Jay Cutler Speaks Volumes

The Bears are gauging Cutler’s trade value.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: How The Bears, Brandon Marshall Reached The Point Of No Return

This endgame was headed down an inevitable path.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2015

The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

The Bernstein Brief: Mystery Lies Underground In Wrigley Field Renovation

The delayed bleacher rebuild could be a breeze compared to the construction of an underground clubhouse.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mike Krzyzewski Must Answer

Questions linger about how Coach K handled allegations against Rasheed Sulaimon.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

Jeff Van Gundy. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: What’s Jeff Van Gundy’s Deal?

Remember that Bulls executives were the ones who gave Tom Thibodeau his big chance.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Latest Recovery A Reckoning For Rose

Let this comeback be a reconciliation for Rose, and an honest assessment of what player he still wants to be.

670 The Score–02/28/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Done Coddling Derrick Rose

The Bulls stated publicly that “the hope” is Rose will return this season.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Good Luck Estimating A Rose Recovery Timeline

You never know what’s going on in Derrick Rose’s camp.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2015

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

Bernstein: Dual Injuries Make For Dark Night In Chicago

Devastating news came Tuesday night for Derrick Rose and Patrick Kane.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Blackhawks Lead City’s Teams In Analytics

ESPN.com did an in-depth study on analytics across the four major sports.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2015

Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Hawks, Bulls Share A Problem

Where’d the defense go for the United Center’s inhabitants?

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Big Ten’s Awful Idea

Now we have a better idea what Big Ten officials do behind closed doors in their strategic-planning meetings.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: MLB Gets Start Toward Speeding Up Game

Changes reportedly include hitters keeping one foot in the batter’s box between pitches.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

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