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.


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.


Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on December 12, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Bernstein: Garoppolo Remains A Mystery

The Patriots will trade Jimmy Garoppolo if the price is right, but experts differ on his ability and market value.


A general view of play between the Northwestern State Demons and the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Waco, Texas.

Bernstein: The Unseemliness Of Signing Day

National Signing Day, when high-schoolers pick college football programs, seems at odds with allegations in the latest Baylor lawsuit.


Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the third inning against the Houston Astros during game four of the American League Divison Series at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Bernstein: Should MLB Help The DR?

The Dominican Republic, home to about 200 MLB players, is the most dangerous place to drive in the Western Hemisphere.


Dylan DeMelo #74 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Minnesota Wild at SAP Center on January 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

Bernstein: NHL Stumbles Again With Jerseys

The NHL will do away with all alternate jerseys next season while it changes its official manufacturer from Reebok to Adidas.


Head coach Tracy Claeys of the Minnesota Golden Gophers yells at an official against Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota defeated Rutgers 34-32.

Bernstein: Good For Minnesota

Minnesota fired football coach Tracy Claeys for publicly backing players who protested the school’s sexual assault investigation.


Bernstein: Stan Van Gundy Is A National Treasure

It’s not easy to envision another like Stan Van Gundy coming to the NBA again any time soon, or ever.




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