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.

 

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

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media before Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California.

Bernstein: Adam Silver Is Ahead Of The Game

NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, continues to be a forward-thinker on the legalization of sports gambling and the league’s TV presentation.

09/20/2017

Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Romo attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City.

Bernstein: Romo Needs More Than Tricks

Tony Romo’s broadcast booth debut during the Raiders-Titans game showed his inexperience, but there’s plenty to build on.

09/13/2017

A general view during the game between the Seattle Seahawks against the Kansas City Chiefs at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Bernstein: 2017 NFL Rules New And… Improved?

The NFL once again finds creative ways to change the rules and probably confuse and enrage fans in the process.

09/06/2017

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on prior to a a presason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Bernstein: Elliott Vs. NFL Could Get More Complicated

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is hoping to reduce his six-game suspension for domestic violence, but that doesn’t seem likely.

08/30/2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England.

Bernstein: Big Fight Just A Nasty Freak Show

Mayweather-McGregor isn’t really sports, but just a low-rent entertainment spectacle that panders to the public’s baser instincts.

07/19/2017

Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Abdel Nader #51 of the Boston Celtics during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 86-81.

Bernstein: Why Are We Following NBA Summer League?

The NBA Summer League games don’t really matter. But when the NBA decides to sell something, people will buy it.

07/12/2017

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