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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Bernstein: There’s No Perfect Solution To MLB Playoff Unfairness

The wild-card format is tough to swallow for the loser — and especially unfair when that’s a great team that got second in a division.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2015

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Ricketts Family Loses With Scott Walker

The Ricketts family was set to host a big event for Walker at Wrigley Field before he dropped out of the presidential race.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2015

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer attempts a pass against the Bears. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Situation All About Perspective

If Week 1 was a moral victory for Chicago, Week 2 reminded us that’s a weak idea.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon To Recognize One Step Programs

Maddon uses Cubs home games on Fridays to publicize local charities.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Conflicting Reports Cloud The Patrick Kane Case

It remains unclear if settlement talks are taking place between Kane and his accuser.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Patrick Kane Mess Has Blackhawks, NHL In A Bind

The Blackhawks risk the appearance of callousness and the perpetuation of a win-at-all-costs mentality with Kane at camp.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2015

Colts coach Chuck Pagano. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: After Just 1 Week, NFL Is Already Crazy

You can’t make this stuff up.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2015

Bears end Jarvis Jenkins sacks Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Better, But Not Good

There will be more long days for the Bears, but at least they’re competent and watchable already.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: John Fox Can’t Lose

The Bears’ dearth of talent has been exposed, and there’s only so much a coach can do.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

Kris Bryant, center. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remainder Of Cubs’ Regular Season Doesn’t Mean Much

Chicago is all but assured of playing Pittsburgh in the coin flip game.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

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Bernstein: Games, Gambling Ready To Clean NFL’s Slate

The NFL remains a sea of money and power, consuming so much of our attention.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, right, and running back Matt Forte. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Enjoy This Week, Bears Fans

The bucket of cold water to the face of Bears fans will be delivered Sunday at noon.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Big Questions Remain For Bears

A 3-1 preseason led to more questions than answers.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Q Scores Reveal Sports Truths

Kris Bryant is better-known than Patrick Kane, which speaks to the size and fervor of Cubs fandom.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2015

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Bernstein: ‘Concussion’ Movie Is Afraid Of The NFL

So much for creative liberty in this film, as lawyers got heavily involved.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Obfuscating Start Of The John Fox Era

Like Fox’s words, the Bears’ timeline for a return to respectability is unclear.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Yes, That’s An Error

There should be no debate over Starlin Castro’s misplay in Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Darryl Dawkins. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Fond Memory Of Darryl Dawkins

Dawkins always seemed to have time for everyone.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2015

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

Bernstein: Separating The Patrick Kane/Derrick Rose Allegations

The respective legal issues are occurring in entirely different arenas.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2015

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Bernstein: Now The NFL Wants To Curb Fighting

It’s a difficult balance, trying to prevent fighting but also promoting a violent game.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2015



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