Dan Bernstein

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

Dan Bernstein has been the afternoon co-host on Chicago’s 670 The Score 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.


Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers looks on against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bernstein: What’s Wrong With Football Coaches?

Current Panthers coach Ron Rivera and former coach John Fox, when asked about owner Jerry Richardson’s behavior, both flubbed answers.


NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley speaks during a get out the vote campaign rally for democratic Senatorial candidate Doug Jones on December 11, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Jones is facing off against Republican Roy Moore in tomorrow's special election for the U.S. Senate.

Bernstein: Barkley Jumps Into Big Game

Charles Barkley, NBA analyst and Hall of Famer from Alabama, supported Doug Jones over Roy Moore in the state’s special Senate election.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?




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