Dan Bernstein

dan bernstein2 Dan BernsteinCBS Chicago senior columnist & co-host of “Boers and Bernstein.”

Dan 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.

 

Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass during the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama.

Bernstein: Divergent Opinions On College Football Playoff Expansion

Limiting the College Football Playoff to four teams can leave worthy teams out in the cold. But should the field necessarily be expanded?

12/06/2017

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros looks on before game six of the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Bernstein: Viral Altuve Video Perfect For Thanksgiving

Jose Altuve, AL MVP and World Series champ who revisited his childhood baseball field in a recent video, is a good reminder to be thankful.

11/22/2017

John H. Schnatter, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on January 31, 2014 in New York City.

Bernstein: Papa John’s Desperate To Turn Down NFL Heat

Papa John’s seemed to ask for criticism, when it blamed the NFL its sales decline, referencing the national anthem controversy.

11/15/2017

Detroit Tigers second baseman Lou Whitaker chases the ball after knocking down a hard shot by New York Yankees Paul O'Neill in the first inning 27 June. The Yankees led the Tigers 7-1 after eight innings.

Bernstein: Baseball HOF Committee Ignoring Two Deserving Players

The new committee system allows era-based reconsideration of many players. So why not second basemen Lou Whitaker or Bobby Grich.

11/08/2017

Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears is holds his left knee after sustaining an injury during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bernstein: Doctors Conflicted Over Football

As football’s inherent dangers become more apparent, doctors who treat injured players are having a harder time justifying their roles.

11/01/2017

The Philadelphia Eagles huddle during the first quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bernstein: NFL Oversaturated, Consumed Differently

Talk of an NFL ratings decline misses the point. Fans are consuming more football content in a wider variety ways.

10/25/2017

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics shake hands after a Cavaliers 102-99 victory at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bernstein: Welcome Back, NBA

Another NBA season finds Western Conference teams taking aim at the Warriors and Eastern Conference teams gunning for LeBron and the Cavs.

10/18/2017

Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka walks the sidelines during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field on September 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Bernstein: Stop Talking To Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka’s comments range from banal sales pitches to racist and confused ramblings. Can we just stop asking for his opinion?

10/11/2017

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches from the sideline against the New England Patriots at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bernstein: Good For Sean Payton

Sean Payton, head coach of a Saints team that lost a player to gun violence last year, commented after the Las Vegas mass shooting.

10/04/2017

he NCAA logo is seen in the second half of the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bernstein: What Is The NCAA Prepared To Do?

With the unfolding fraud and bribery scandal in major college basketball recruiting, the NCAA must deal with a not-so-secret shadow economy.

09/27/2017

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