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.

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stays down on the ice after being injured in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Don’t Lose To An Injured Goalie

The Blackhawks perplexingly couldn’t take advantage of an injured Ben Bishop and now trail 2-1.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2015

Blackhawks fans at Amalie Arena during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Silly Season For Local TV

Cue up the cut to drunk Blackhawks fans at the bar!

CBS Chicago–06/08/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Starlin Castro’s Odd Career

Castro could well surpass 3,000 hits and have no case for the Hall of Fame.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2015

Cubs outfielder Junior Lake. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Easy, Junior

Junior Lake’s bat flip was losing big understandably didn’t go over well with the Marlins.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2015

Sepp Blatter. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: I Wish I Could Enjoy Sepp Blatter’s Fall More

Blatter is going down amid a widespread corruption scandal.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2015

Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Some Questions For Fred Hoiberg

Hoiberg’s getting introduced Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what he should be asked.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2015

Amalie Arena. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket Policy Is Pathetic

The Lightning are going to extreme lengths to keep Blackhawks fans out of Amalie Arena.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2015

Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Suggestion For Fred Hoiberg

The Bulls should leave a spot open for Kirk Hinrich on the coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2015

Tom Thibodeau.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Jerry Reinsdorf Hammers Tom Thibodeau On Way Out

Reinsdorf showed he’s on the same page as Bulls management.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2015

LeBron James, center.  (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Look At What LeBron James Just Did

James has become the first player since members of the 1960s Celtics to reach five straight NBA Finals.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2015

Ray McDonald.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Stupid Bears Got Conned

This is bad for the Bears, casting a pall of doubt and distrust over every level of ownership and management, just at the time new energy from the very top spurred the kind of regime change that inspired fans to embrace some hope.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2015

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Gary Bettman’s Denying The Obvious

Bettman claims there’s no link between hockey and CTE.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2015

Hawks wing DeMarre Carroll went down with a knee injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Injury-Riddled NBA Playoffs Are Unfortunate

It’s sad that so many key players are hampered or sidelined.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2015

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Bernstein: NFL Coaches Have More To Consider

Will more teams go for two points with the PAT kick moved back?

CBS Chicago–05/20/2015

The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Athletic Department Needs A Housecleaning

The football and women’s basketball programs are facing allegations of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, and wing Jimmy Butler. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Derrick Rose/Jimmy Butler Tension Marred Game 6

There’s a reason why Rose lost his aggressiveness as the Bulls’ season ended meekly last week.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose drive on Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: What Was That From Derrick Rose?

With the season on the line, Rose took four shots in the second half of Thursday’s loss.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2015

Bulls big man Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Need More Than Just Return Of Pau Gasol

An inspirational return only helps so much.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson, center. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Refs Got It Wrong In Cleveland

The ejection of Bulls forward Taj Gibson on Tuesday night was ridiculous.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: White Sox Are Far From Good

Dig deeper, and this White Sox season is more disastrous than we thought.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2015