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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.

LeBron James. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Go Big, Bulls

Through back channels, the Bulls need to let LeBron know they’ll move mountains to acquire him.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Chris Bosh and Joakim Noah. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Heat’s Struggles Intriguing For Bulls

The door may be opening in the Eastern Conference.

670 The Score–06/13/2014

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, center. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Stopping Baseball’s Spiral Of Stupidity

It’s time for the self-deputized baseball police to go.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2014

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Bernstein: NFL’s Power Getting Silly

A one-year hiatus from Roman numerals is actually news.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2014

A disappointed Patrick Kane leaves the ice after a season-ending Game 7 loss to the Kings. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bad-Bounce Loss Tough To Take

Hockey can be a strange sport, which is why losses can be so painful.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

With an elite offense, there's reason to smile on the South Side. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rejuvenated Offense Powers White Sox

Rick Hahn has seen a transformation of his offense that he hoped for but probably didn’t expect.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, back row. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Blackhawks Not Lacking For Confidence

Teams trailing 3-1 in best-of-seven series have come back to win just 8.7 percent of the time.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Blackhawks fans at the 2013 Stanley Cup victory parade. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: No More Blackhawks Bandwagon

In seven years, the knowledge and commitment of Blackhawks fans has changed for the better.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Michael Sam.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: End Of Michael Sam TV Show Necessary, Unfortunate

Oprah Winfrey’s network is calling it a “postponement,” but it sure seems like the idea of a Michael Sam reality show is dead.

670 The Score–05/17/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The ‘Other Guy’ Kane Is Quite The Star

Let this not escape us: Patrick Kane is just 25 years old.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

New Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, right, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Let Fuller Be Himself

If Kyle Fuller is better than Charles Tillman, there’s no need for an apprenticeship.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Jose Abreu, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Abreu Story Obscuring Truth

Let’s work harder to see what’s happening before letting convenient narratives run wild.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell and Johnny Oduya  celebrate Bickell's third period goal. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Blackhawks Vs. Wild Lacks Drama

Aside from merely wanting the Blackhawks to keep the spring party going, it’s nice to have some other layers of interest to make for a richer viewing experience. And with the Minnesota Wild, we get nothing.

670 The Score–05/03/2014

Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Same Bulls Movie Ends Again

The Bulls must evolve beyond the frustrating annual cycle of overexertion/overexcitement/elimination.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

The old Joe Paterno statue was torn down in July 2012. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Building A Better Paterno Statue

Why is it so important to some that there is a fantasy world in which none of this happened?

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Bulls general manager Gar Forman. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls Brass Knows The Deal

Bulls management is ready to show they can be try-hard guys, too.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Members of the St. Louis Blues celebrate after beating the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Blackhawks Party Could End Early

Instead of another long burn to a Stanley Cup that could cement their teams of the 2010s in league history, this could be remembered instead for the coach’s $25,000 crotch-grab and the game-misconduct headhunting.

670 The Score–04/20/2014

Thunder star Kevin Durant. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: How A Smart Superstar Could Break The NBA

The increase in endorsement income has changed the entire ballgame.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images

Bernstein: Let’s See Northwestern Lead

This is time for the kind of innovation and pioneering of which they speak.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Abreu Already Raising Some Hope

Jose Abreu’s explosive arrival is a promising plot twist for pundits and White Sox fans.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

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