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.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Time To Watch The Coaches Coach

Unlike in any other sport, coaches are the stars of college basketball, and they act the part.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Unknown Of New Defensive Toys Represents Hope For Bears Fans

Bears fans should have cautious optimism, as Phil Emery had to make moves of some sort.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2014

Mike Trout. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: New MLB Cameras Will Expose Ignorant Announcers

Real-time data collection will allow us to instantly analyze every movement on a baseball field.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2014

Bears kicker Robbie Gould. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The NFL’s War On Kickers

Kickers have created unforeseen imbalance, and now the NFL has created a double standard.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Jimmer Fredette. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Jimmer Fredette Would Be Adored In Chicago

Hope, the underdog story and potential redemption — Fredette would set fans’ hearts aflutter.

670 The Score–02/28/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Manager Renteria A Happy Mystery

All we know is Rick Renteria is an optimist — which may be all the Cubs need.

670 The Score–02/26/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Sad Russian fan. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Russia’s Hockey Failure Is Delicious

With bigoted-led Russia failing to medal in Olympic hockey, we’re all winners.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Cam Fowler #3 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal with James van Riemsdyk #21 and Phil Kessel #81 against Russia.   (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bernstein: USA vs. Russia Stirs Memories, Marks Time

A family on a couch, watching the US hockey team against the Russians.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ten Months Have Mattered

Michael Sam hasn’t faced the same venom Jason Collins did, and that’s a beautiful development.

670 The Score–02/11/2014

Wrigley Field rooftops. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Frustrated Cubs Finally Talking Nuclear Option

It’s not desired, but the Cubs are having conversations about moving the team, sources say.

670 The Score–02/07/2014

Vladimir Putin. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Twitter Challenges Putin, NBC

By Dan Bernstein- CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist (CBS) — There’s no hiding anything in Sochi. NBC knows it, and Russia will have to live with it. The 2012 London Summer Games were tabbed the “Twitter Olympics” [...]

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

Malcolm Smith. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Nasty Seahawks Win By Knockout

Seattle’s relentless, physical defense left Denver helpless.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2014

MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bernstein: How To Watch Super Bowl XLVIII

Dan Bernstein presents his annual guide for watching the Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: White Sox Sending Dual Message

It’s not an easy presentation, trying to get fans excited for both change and the lack thereof.

670 The Score–01/25/2014

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould kicks for an extra point alongside teammate Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: One Last Point…

The extra point is football, but not really. More than anything, it’s punctuation. It’s a superfluous activity providing little more than a familiar, habitual marking point in the rhythm of the game, soon to be kicked to the curb.

670 The Score–01/22/2014

Richard Sherman forces the game-clinching interception in the NFC Championship Game. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Seahawks, 49ers Save Hyped Up Sunday

The wait ended up being worth it, after all.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2014

Children hug new Cubs mascot, Clark, at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago on January 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Green/Chicago Cubs)

Bernstein: Cubs Overreact To Mascot Silliness

The Cubs didn’t need to publicly defend their mascot.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2014

Wide receiver Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field late in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Concussion Policy Is Ridiculous

NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.

670 The Score–01/11/2014

Bill O'Brien. (Credit: Scott Halleran, Getty images)

Bernstein: Escape From Crazytown

He got out safely, and he’s not looking back. As if anyone would want to.

670 The Score–01/04/2014

previous

next