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.

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Bernstein: Bears-Packers Big, But Don’t Get Crazy

It’s not a movie, it’s a football game. And it’s one between two mediocre teams.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

LeSean McCoy  carries the ball with pressure from David Bass. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Total Buzz-Kill

Delusions of grandeur danced in the back of your mind like so many sugarplum fairies. Admit it.

670 The Score–12/22/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rose No Longer Humble, Hometown Kid

Derrick Rose needs to grow up, wise up, and seize control of his image and career.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Bernstein: Cutler Survives Public Opinion Whipsaw

It was over, all of it. Twitter said so.

670 The Score–12/15/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Dramatically Mediocre

The Bears are a mere middling football team, making stories.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Alshon Jeffery. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel)

Bernstein: Jeffery Making His Name

It’s Alshon, and Jeffery. Not that hard, really.

670 The Score–12/09/2013

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?

The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Alshon Jeffery  advances the ball while Andrew Sendejo of the Minnesota Vikings. (Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Dumb Loss Spoils Jeffery’s Day

Nothing like a lethal cocktail of bad and stupid to turn a record into a footnote.

670 The Score–12/01/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: ‘Derrick Rose Rule’ Bites Bulls

Thirty percent of the Bulls salary-cap space is useless, again.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Benny Cunningham of the St. Louis Rams rushes against the Chicago Bears . (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Defensive Meltdown Hard To Watch

Hoping the other team fumbles is not a strategy.

670 The Score–11/24/2013

Credit: Blackhawks.com

Bernstein: Some Practical Uses For Blackhawks’ Melted Championship Ice

All it will take is one order, perhaps from somewhere far north, and John McDonough will have found truth in idiom.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Julius Peppers  sacks Joe Flacco.  (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Hit ‘Reset Button’ After Weather Delay

Josh McCown credited the unseen hand of divine power.

670 The Score–11/17/2013

A silhouette of a college football team. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football Horror Story Deserves Attention

A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.

670 The Score–11/13/2013

Matt Forte. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Bernstein: Bad Run Game Costs Bears

Anybody involved in the Bears’ efforts to run the ball can wear this one.

670 The Score–11/10/2013

Corey Wootton sacks Seneca Wallace #9 of the Green Bay Packers. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Make Their Break

At least the Bears defense can say that it made its own luck.

670 The Score–11/04/2013

Pop Warner Pee Wee football. (Credit: Scott Halleran /Allsport)

Bernstein: Dangerous Football Lies Exposed

Fancy, new, expensive, high-tech football helmets do absolutely nothing to prevent old-fashioned brain injury.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls Won’t Know Much Until Postseason

Only 82 games and at least one best-of-seven playoff series to go before this season starts for real.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Enough With ‘Next Man Up’

Far more often than not, the next man up sucks. And everybody knows it.

670 The Score–10/23/2013

Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins scores the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Bad Dream

Figuring out what was meaningful from a game like that requires an unusual approach.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Moves A Year Too Late?

Time-travel stories never really work, upon inspection.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

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