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.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Rough Start For Ryan Pace’s Picks

Kevin White is hurt, and Eddie Goldman has conditioning issues.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Know They’re Ahead Of Schedule

Even now amid a playoff push, Theo Epstein has emphasized the focus is on the future.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: New Bears Media Rules Are A Joke

The new guidelines will do the opposite of their stated purpose.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2015

Kevin White. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: What’s Wrong With Kevin White?

White has a shin injury and won’t be practicing at the start of training camp.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: White Sox Are In Low-Risk Spot

As they make a wild-card run, the White Sox could go one of several ways with Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Are Struggling Amid Expectations

It’s not a crisis and context is everything — but this sure is ugly of late.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears Optimism Is A Reach

Remember: This rebuild will take time, folks.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2015

View of Wrigley Field during the day. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Why Are The Cubs Bad During The Day?

The Cubs don’t hit well under the sun, with a .222/.303/.325 slash line.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2015

Tom Brady, left, and Roger Goodell. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Roger Goodell’s Absurd Production

And so we wait and wait and wait for a decision on Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2015

Bulls wing Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: What’s The Bulls’ Plan For Doug McDermott?

How McDermott fits in with the 2015-’16 Bulls remains a mystery.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2015

Cubs teammates Kris Bryant, left, and Anthony Rizzo congratulate one another. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Must Feast On Soft Schedule

Chicago’s next four foes have a combined winning percentage of just .415.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (David Welker/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Have Waited Too Long On Starlin Castro

Castro won’t bring much return on the trade market in a disappointing 2015 season.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2015

LeBron James. (Gary Dineen/NBA/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Movie A Game-Changer For LeBron?

LeBron James is receiving positive feedback for his role in “Trainwreck.”

CBS Chicago–07/16/2015

Jordan Spieth. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Jordan Spieth Is Something Else

Let’s enjoy Spieth before it all gets too complicated.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2015

Florida State University president John Thrasher. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Florida State’s President Really Had To Do That?

It’s as if this was straight from The Onion.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Week In Need Of News

The sports calendar, in the city and nationally, has come to a grinding halt for a few days.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and coach Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Keep Making Same Movie

The same cast of characters has returned — pass the popcorn!

CBS Chicago–07/10/2015

Cubs teammates Kris Bryant, left, and Anthony Rizzo congratulate one another. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Home Run Derby No Harm, But Still…

Joe Maddon initially didn’t want his guys partaking in the Derby, then changed his tune.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2015

Team USA celebrates after winning the Women's World Cup.     (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Soccer Fans In A Better Place

There was no proselytizing this time, and that means many were simply enjoying the moment.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2015

White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Is Kenny Williams Doing?

Williams has confused matters and emasculated GM Rick Hahn in recent days.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2015