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.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Stop Worrying About Jay Cutler

By the time the Bears contend again, Cutler will be long gone.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2015

Cavaliers star LeBron James, left, and coach David Blatt, center. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cavaliers Becoming An NBA Lesson

Cleveland is 19-20 and showing us the danger of counting on talent as opposed to cohesiveness.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2015

John Fox, left. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: With Fox Available, Pace’s Honeymoon Ends

John Fox is the ideal candidate for new Bears GM Ryan Pace. Can he nab him?

CBS Chicago–01/13/2015

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, right. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Where’s The Common Sense?

The process of an attempted catch rule that negated Dez Bryant’s big play Sunday needs fixed.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

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

Bernstein: Health Concerns Cloud Bulls’ Opportunity

The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.

670 The Score–01/11/2015

Bears general manager Ryan Pace. (Courtesy of Chicago Bears)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears Can Get The Roll-Out Right

Today is all about Ryan Pace and the future.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Burn That Bulls Tape

There’s no need for the Bulls to torture themselves watching Wednesday’s dud.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2015

Former Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL GM Hire Is A Leap Of Faith

GM hiring is largely a closed system, which is unique.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Thibodeau Is Adapting

Never has Tom Thibodeau coached a team that can get such easy baskets.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2015

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Separating Myth From Reality In Bears Search

Off they go on their merry hunt, George McCaskey and Ted Phillips all in tweed and ear-flapped caps, with Ernie Accorsi pacing alongside as their wily guide.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2015

Bears principal owner Virginia McCaskey in 2007. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Virginia McCaskey Spurred Bears’ Action

Swift action ensued after the teams matriarch made her feelings known.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2014

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Don’t ‘Bears’ This Up, Bears

The Bears have a history of mucking up a simple process.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen makes a throw in the first quarter against the Lions. Detroit won 20-14 at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Loss Avoids Bad, Wrong Conclusions

We’re inching closer to what really matters, and it has nothing to do with the games now.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2014

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Time Now Critical For Bears

The Bears’ decision-makers should already be talking to agents.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2014

Chris Conte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Chris Conte Is Just Being Honest

An NFL player can’t be concerned with his wellness to perform his best.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Former Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Emery’s Just Wrong

The Bears don’t utilize a “top-down” leadership structure.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham soars over Bears defensive backs Brock Vereen, left, and Kyle Fuller in New Orleans' 31-15 win on Monday night at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Are A Product In Free-Fall

Even love-it-all Jon Gruden was dismayed Monday night by Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Bears receiver Marquess Wilson can't corral a pass against the Cowboys in a loss on Dec. 4 at Soldier Field. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Savor The Viewing Pain Of Bears-Saints

Somehow, someway, we’ll fixate our eyes on a meaningless football game.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears Staff Must Be Shown Door

The latest drama reveals the depths of the lack of Marc Trestman’s leadership.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Kristin Cavallari. (Steve Mack/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cavallari App Spreads Dangerous Lies

Kristin Cavallari is spreading false information, writes Dan Bernstein.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

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