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: NFL Must End Pregame Clown Shows

There’s no reason to have props in pregame warmups.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Bottom Out

Nothing good happened for John Fox’s regressing Bears in Minneapolis on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Spot On

It’s as if J.J. Abrams aimed this one at his 11-year-old self back in 1977 — and he nailed it.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: White Sox Keep Plugging Away

The White Sox hope to avoid wasting the best years of top pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2015

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Bernstein: NFL Highlights Are Evolving With The Game

What captures our attention now is supreme athleticism, not brute force.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Illini AD Search Dogged By Conflict

A powerful faction on individuals is displeased with the pace and process of the athletic director search at Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Kick Another One Away

Robbie Gould didn’t execute for the second straight week, raising questions about his future.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: ‘Catch Committee’ Is Just So NFL

This pressing matter for society calls for a high-level committee.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs’ Moves Were A Long Time Coming

Chicago had long coveted Ben Zobrist and to get rid of Starlin Castro.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2015

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Bernstein: NFL’s Concussion Protocol Is Failing

There are countless examples — notably on Sunday — that show how concussions are mishandled.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2015

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Bernstein: Bears Choke Away Any Chance

We spent all week pumping the tires of a 5-6 Bears team, surer than ever that the 49ers were a speed bump on the road to respectability.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Mayo Study Reveals High School Football Danger

What separates this study from those already well known is the neutrality of the sample.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Martellus Bennett Is Talking His Way Out Of Town

Bennett isn’t happy with his role in Chicago’s offense.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2015

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Bernstein: Bowl Games Are Now For Losers, Too

Now even worse teams have the chance to put “Cauliflower Bowl champions” on future recruiting literature.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Pernell McPhee’s Making It Fun

McPhee is a hoot with a microphone in front of him.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Need To Be Cautious With Jimmy Butler

Butler has admitted to pain in his right foot.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Indecision, ‘Considerable Turmoil’ For Illinois

The boosters and alums at Illinois can’t agree on much.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2015

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Bernstein: Who Would Want Peyton Manning?

Manning wants to return in 2016, but any team turning to him would be incurring a big risk.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2015

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Bernstein: Undermanned Bears Get Dose Of Reality

Any pretense of contention was fun while it lasted.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Warriors Needn’t Care About 72 Wins

The Warriors have started 13-0. Could they run down the 1995-’96 Bulls that went 72-10?

CBS Chicago–11/20/2015

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