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.


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.


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.’




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