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.

Jeff Van Gundy. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: What’s Jeff Van Gundy’s Deal?

Remember that Bulls executives were the ones who gave Tom Thibodeau his big chance.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

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

Bernstein: Latest Recovery A Reckoning For Rose

Let this comeback be a reconciliation for Rose, and an honest assessment of what player he still wants to be.

670 The Score–02/28/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Done Coddling Derrick Rose

The Bulls stated publicly that “the hope” is Rose will return this season.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Good Luck Estimating A Rose Recovery Timeline

You never know what’s going on in Derrick Rose’s camp.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2015

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

Bernstein: Dual Injuries Make For Dark Night In Chicago

Devastating news came Tuesday night for Derrick Rose and Patrick Kane.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Blackhawks Lead City’s Teams In Analytics

ESPN.com did an in-depth study on analytics across the four major sports.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2015

Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Hawks, Bulls Share A Problem

Where’d the defense go for the United Center’s inhabitants?

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Big Ten’s Awful Idea

Now we have a better idea what Big Ten officials do behind closed doors in their strategic-planning meetings.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: MLB Gets Start Toward Speeding Up Game

Changes reportedly include hitters keeping one foot in the batter’s box between pitches.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Ryan Pace Thinks Big Picture

Reminder: For the Bears, it’s not about 2015.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Alex Rodriguez. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Liars Beyond Apology, Redemption

The downfall of Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong matches their large personas.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2015

Ernie Banks

The Bernstein Brief: Macabre Drama Surrounding Ernie Banks’ Estate

Banks now will be remembered too for all the creepy discord in the aftermath of his death.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Steve Montador. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Montador Death Sad, Scary

Montador’s death could prompt more support and communication for NHL players.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2015

Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: End This Losers’ Anthem

Last month Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune singlehandedly launched a campaign to eradicate a scourge that has plagued the city since 1984, and it deserves your support. He is trying to find a replacement for the saccharine abomination that is the song “Go, Cubs, Go.”

670 The Score–02/14/2015

Jose Abreu hits a run scoring single against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: MLB’s Smart To Focus On Low Strike Zone

The data shows the low strike zone is contributing to declining offense in MLB.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars from Chicago sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Adults Continue To Fail JRW Kids

With politics in mind, Jackie Robinson West kids are being used as pawns.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 6, 2014.  (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Little League Story Too Good To Be True

This story grew too large quickly, into something it wasn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

Chicago's Doug McDermott drives around Washington's Kris Humphries. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: We Need To Know More On McDermott

Doug McDermott needs to be playing, be it in the NBA or the D-League.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Dean Smith in 1997. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Dean Smith Was The Good Guy

As time passed, you came to appreciate the legendary Smith even more.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

Tiger Woods is carted off after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s No Fun Seeing Tiger Like This

A generational talent is out of sorts, and it’s difficult to watch.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

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