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.

Charles Barkley. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Barkley Unloads On Rose

“We got the best life in the world,” Charles Barkley says of basketball players.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Now I Understand Briggs

Everyone is phasing out these Bears coaches when they talk.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

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

Bernstein: Making Sense Of Derrick Rose

Rose is still fighting to overcome an upbringing that valued the future over any current moment.

11/12/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Trestman Wants Popcorn

The Bears don’t view themselves as everyone else does, which is part of the problem.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Trestman, Bears Bottom Out

If this isn’t enough, what does enough look like?

CBS Chicago–11/09/2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Popovich Still Knows Best

A look at the past eight MVP winners is revealing.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Crying For Replaced Coaches

Any improvement within league rules shouldn’t warrant criticism.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: ‘We’ll Always Have Pensacola’

There’s a story behind a comment from Theo Epstein on Monday.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears’ Open Secret Revealed

It’s a “toxic environment” in the Chicago locker room, CBSSports.com reports.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Thibodeau Already Pushing Too Hard

So much for the agreement forged between Tom Thibodeau and his bosses.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Joe Maddon.  (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Let Maddon Pick His Staff

This is no time to worry about feelings.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

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Bernstein: Massive UNC Scandal Fails To Shock

The more we learn of schools and the NCAA, the more sympathetic we are for the athletes taking advantage of a corrupt system.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

New England's Tim Wright reacts after scoring a touchdown Sunday. The Patriots beat the Bears, 51-23. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Outclassed, Exposed

There’s no accountability on a Bears squad that’s now an also-ran at 3-5.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Debacle On Trestman

Chicago is 3-4, with little consistency or direction.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: In Jameis Winston Case, Silliness Hides Seriousness

There’s so much controversy surrounding Winston that we forget what’s most important.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller breaks up a pass intended for Falcons receiver Julio Jones in Chicago's 27-13 win at Atlanta on Sunday. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Good Enough, This Time

A 3-3 mark and important road win provides hope for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2014

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Bernstein: The Reckoning The NFL Needs

Owners and players need to be honest with one another about the dangers and appeal of the NFL.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Greg Olsen  of the Carolina Panthers comes down with a 4th quarter touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Defining Themselves

Still in search of some kind of identity, the Bears may be closer than ever to finding one.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2014

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris had to be helped off the field by offensive lineman Ben Braden on Saturday after getting drilled in the chin. He returned later for one play. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Outrage At Michigan Obscures Darker Truth

We express outrage to the visual, but it’s the sub-concussive hits that are so problematic in football.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Packers receivers Randall Cobb, left, and Davante Adams celebrate a touchdown in Green Bay's 38-17 win at Chicago on Sunday. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Packers Blow Up Bears Storylines

Sunday was what the Green Bay-Chicago rivalry has looked like for far too long.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2014

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