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.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Superficial ‘Scandal’ Distracts From Real NFL Problems

The NFL protects its shield, in obvious and subtle manners.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2015

Isiah Thomas. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Is Isiah Thomas In Charge Of Anything?

Thomas has ruined basketball franchise after basketball franchise.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose shoots over Cavs forward LeBron James. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Shine, Even As They Confound

Chicago has a 1-0 series lead on Cleveland after a Game 1 win.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2015

White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera argues with umpire Chad Fairchild. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: The White Sox Don’t Deserve Your Attention

This is how teams play just before managers get fired.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2015

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Bernstein: Easy Does It For Bears GM Ryan Pace

Pace kept it simple, taking the best available player in Kevin White.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Bears’ Ryan Pace Is Attached To No One

Past status means nothing to Pace.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, center, will miss the rest of the season after injuring himself batting. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Experts Ready For DH In National League

It’s not “if.” It’s “when.”

CBS Chicago–04/29/2015

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the hoop against the Bulls. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Raise More Questions, Yet Again

Why the inconsistency from Chicago?

CBS Chicago–04/28/2015

The Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, suffered a left shoulder injury after getting his arm locked up with the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Catch A Break With Kevin Love’s Injury

Cleveland could be missing J.R. Smith for a game or two to suspension.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2015

The White Sox and Royals engage in a brawl. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Fighting In Baseball Is Just Plain Dumb

Why are we bound by some code of ancient machismo?

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

Anthony Rizzo, center, celebrates with Cubs teammates. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs May Be Ahead Of Schedule

The concept is no longer abstract. It’s at work.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2015

Tim Tebow. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Tim Tebow Fatigue Is A Good Thing

For the most part, Tebow’s return to the NFL has been met with shrugs.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2015

Bulls big man Joakim Noah, center, battles for a loose ball. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls-Bucks Series Is Empty Calories

This is over, so let’s just hope the Bulls get through it healthy.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2015

Blackhawks goalies Corey Crawford, left, and Scott Darling. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Scott Darling’s Rise Could Be A Big Deal For Blackhawks

This Blackhawks regime hasn’t let money affect goalie decisions before.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Kris Bryant. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Celebrate Kris Bryant, Then Settle In

The experts believe Bryant will be a difference-maker, if not a star, immediately.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2015

Joakim Noah, right. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Joakim Noah’s Knee Is A Lingering Concern

Noah hasn’t been his old self since offseason surgery on his left knee.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2015

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Bernstein: High School Football Facing Legal Pressure

A class-action lawsuit in Illinois about the dangers of football could be a game-changer.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Jorge Soler Overshadowed By Kris Bryant Hoopla

Something good is already happening in front of our eyes.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. (Harry How/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Silly Beard Season Is Back

Growing a playoff beard has become about fitting in, not standing out.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2015

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Nice Win For The Cubs

Despite the rooftop owners’ legal complaints, all Wrigley Field renovations can continue.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015