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.


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.


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.


Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno leaves the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur.

Bernstein: Pathetic Paternos Lose Again

Joe Paterno’s widow, Sue Paterno, claims they ended the NCAA lawsuit, which the family saw as a search for truth, for financial reasons.


Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 20, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Bernstein: Here Comes More Bryce Harper Craziness

The Cubs-Nationals series has some Bryce Harper intrigue, with his reported interest in playing in Chicago and his Kris Bryant connection.


Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls walks off the court after their 115-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bernstein: NBA Offseason Wildly Entertaining

Watching the NBA is great, but the off-court reality show leading up to the NBA Draft and free agency is proving to be just as much fun.


Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a play in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California.

Bernstein: Nothing Easy For Durant

Kevin Durant has dominated the NBA Finals so far, driving the Golden State Warriors to glory rather than hitching a ride.


Tevin Coleman #26 of the Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrate after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bernstein: NFL Knows Distraction When It Sees It

The NFL eased its rules on TD dances and shortened overtime, but will probably table talk of a short-term disabled list for concussions.


Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gestures during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Bernstein: NCAA Football Staff Size Questioned

Highly paid college football coaches grow their outsized staffs, but what happens if cable TV-contract money dries up?


Starlin Castro #14 of the New York Yankees drives in the go ahead run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighteenth inning on May 8, 2017 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Bernstein: A Reasonable Solution For Baseball Marathons

The Cubs-Yankees game Sunday lasted six hours and 18 innings. What should be done about marathon baseball games?


Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bernstein: Emerging From The NFL Draft

Most NFL Draft predictions, from mock drafts to first-blush grades, are wrong, focusing on possibility, not probability.



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