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: NFL Drama Is Still The Best

One weekend in, and the playoffs are already memorable.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: Peyton Manning HGH Story Has Gone Oddly Quiet

Perhaps the silence is part of a well-coordinated PR strategy.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: There Must Be More To Lovie Smith’s Firing

In a surprising move, the Bucs fired Smith late Wednesday night after just two seasons.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2016

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Bernstein: NFL’s Inflating Passing Offense

In a time of uncertainty at quarterback, a handful of telling passing records were set in 2015.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2016

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The Bernstein Brief: A Bad Idea That Has To Stop — Adam Gase As Bears Head Coach

Why would a team want to appear rash and panicky with a solid coach in place already?

CBS Chicago–01/05/2016

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Bernstein: Loss Works Out OK For Bears

At 6-10, the Bears’ draft position improves significantly over the alternative, not just in the first round but every round.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2016

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Bernstein: Jim Tomsula, An Appreciation

The NFL is more fun with Tomsula serving as a head coach.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: If Bears Need An OC Soon, Look West

If he’s indeed let go in San Diego, Mike McCoy would be a quality fit under John Fox.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2015

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Bernstein: Resilient Bears Tough One Out

Chicago’s 26-21 win over the Buccaneers in Tampa was itself unexpected, but the way it went down was even more so.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Derrick Rose By The Numbers Is A Nightmare

Rose still has full opportunity to affect games, and he’s doing so negatively.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2015

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Bernstein: NFL Must End Pregame Clown Shows

There’s no reason to have props in pregame warmups.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Bottom Out

Nothing good happened for John Fox’s regressing Bears in Minneapolis on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Spot On

It’s as if J.J. Abrams aimed this one at his 11-year-old self back in 1977 — and he nailed it.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: White Sox Keep Plugging Away

The White Sox hope to avoid wasting the best years of top pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2015

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Bernstein: NFL Highlights Are Evolving With The Game

What captures our attention now is supreme athleticism, not brute force.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Illini AD Search Dogged By Conflict

A powerful faction on individuals is displeased with the pace and process of the athletic director search at Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Kick Another One Away

Robbie Gould didn’t execute for the second straight week, raising questions about his future.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: ‘Catch Committee’ Is Just So NFL

This pressing matter for society calls for a high-level committee.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs’ Moves Were A Long Time Coming

Chicago had long coveted Ben Zobrist and to get rid of Starlin Castro.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2015

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Bernstein: NFL’s Concussion Protocol Is Failing

There are countless examples — notably on Sunday — that show how concussions are mishandled.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2015

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