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.


Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on April 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bernstein: Eric Thames And MLB’s Discomfort

Eric Thames has hit enough home runs after enough time away to again raise the specter of PEDs, and MLB can only blame itself.


Major League Umpire Gerry Davis #12 uses the instant replay review system to check on a challanged call made during the game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 5-2.

Bernstein: Umpires With Microphones Won’t Do Much

MLB umpires explaining close calls isn’t necessary most of the time, and the appearance of transparency would invite other problems.


Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins makes a catch in center field of the ball hit by Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of the game on September 3, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bernstein: MLB’s New ‘Catch Probability’ Stat Is Great

Catch Probability, MLB’s new stat, objectively measures the difficulty of outfield catches to highlight great defensive plays.


Linebacker Najee Goode #52 of the Philadelphia Eagles and teammates strong safety Malcolm Jenkins #27 and cornerback Ron Brooks #33 are shown during the national anthem before taking on the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bernstein: For Jenkins And Eagles, Action No ‘Distraction’

Eagles’ Jenkins, 2017 NFL Man of the Year, publicly pushes social causes, yet Kaepernick’s peaceful silent protests are a ‘distraction.’


Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions warms up in the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona.

Bernstein: How Will Mets End Tebow Stunt?

Tim Tebow, assigned to the low-A Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League, won’t ever play for the Mets in the Majors.


Penn State athletic director Tim Curley walks out of the Magisterial District Court after being arraigned on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law on November 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Curley and Penn State university vice president Gary Schultz have resigned, and will face arraignment on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating suspected child abuse involving the university's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Bernstein: Penn State Guilty Pleas A Small Step Toward Sanity

The guilty pleas of two more Penn State administrators further confirm that sanity may yet squelch the insistence on an alternate reality.


Linebacker Eric Striker of Oklahoma runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bernstein: Exclusive NFL Draft Scouting Reports You Have To See

A more fictional though no less accurate discussion of potential players at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Kelvin Benjamin #13 of the Carolina Panthers draws a celebration penalty flag after scoring a 3rd quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bernstein: Is The NFL Getting More Fun?

The NFL may be looking to relax and clarify the rules regarding excessive celebration, a positive move if handled right.


Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. speaks at a press conference on youth initiatives hosted by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association at Citi Field on June 16, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Bernstein: Tinkering Around Edges Won’t Solve Baseball’s Pace ‘Problem’

Baseball is a slow game, and commissioner Rob Manfred, in trying to give fans what he thinks they want, risks changing its very nature.


Mike Matheny #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals argues with umpire Mike Everitt #57 against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on June 30, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. Matheny was ejected from the game.

Bernstein: Matheny, McCoy Afraid Of Numbers

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Bills running back LeSean McCoy, an unlikely pairing, fight a losing battle against facts.



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