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.

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Finally, We Can Move On From Kris Bryant’s Service Time Debate

Let’s create a structure that incentivizes teams playing young talent earlier.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

Dave Leitao. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Sad State Of DePaul Basketball

DePaul settled in rehiring Dave Leitao as coach.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Theo Epstein Drops The Mic On Scott Boras

Epstein eloquently defended the decision to start Kris Bryant in the minors.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Already Shaking Off Its Bad Year

So much for all those worries we had weeks ago about the NFL.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

Fans at the 2013 NFL Draft. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Am I Missing About The NFL Draft?

Seeing the NFL Draft sounds like a lot of work, and it’s unclear what the prize even is.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: The Bulls’ Playoff Dilemma

How important it nabbing the third seed for the Bulls?

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: No Rooting Interest Means Easygoing NCAA Viewing

It’s quite nice not caring who wins and loses during March Madness.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

Chris Borland. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football’s Future In Parents’ Hands

How will mothers and fathers reconcile allowing their sons to take unnecessary risks?

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

Chris Borland. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Chris Borland Decision Will Resonate

Malcolm Gladwell warned us five years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Kris Bryant. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Delaying Kris Bryant Promotion The Right Call For Cubs

The Cubs have a commitment to sustained success, not 2015 success.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

NCAA logo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Is College Basketball In Trouble?

Attendance is declining and so are TV ratings.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bernstein: JRW Adults Learn The Hard Way

Jackie Robinson West’s district has been dissolved after wrongdoing by the adults.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

Jimmy Graham. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Day A Wacky Whirlwind

What happened on Tuesday?

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Derrick Rose Puzzles Again

There’s a disconnect between Rose and those he’s trying to reach.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Silence On Jay Cutler Speaks Volumes

The Bears are gauging Cutler’s trade value.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: How The Bears, Brandon Marshall Reached The Point Of No Return

This endgame was headed down an inevitable path.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2015

The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

The Bernstein Brief: Mystery Lies Underground In Wrigley Field Renovation

The delayed bleacher rebuild could be a breeze compared to the construction of an underground clubhouse.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mike Krzyzewski Must Answer

Questions linger about how Coach K handled allegations against Rasheed Sulaimon.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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

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