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.


Wesley Iwundu #25 of the Orlando Magic knocks the ball away from Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Magic 105-101.

Bernstein: NBA ‘Tanking Police’ Creates Silly Theater

With Adam Silver’s warning to the Bulls, the NBA now seems to be monitoring how tanking teams deploy players and manage rosters.


Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch over Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Initially ruled a catch, the call was reversed upon review.

Bernstein: NFL Asking For Problems With Rules Changes

A better solution to the Dez Bryant ‘catch’ problem and others will only lead to new and different questions.


Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays avoids an inside pitch during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 11-1.

Bernstein: Many MLB Veterans Unwanted

Baseball is increasingly a younger man’s game, and teams would rather pay less for potential than pay more for a proven track record.


Fans watch a game betweeing San Diego State Aztecs and New Mexico Lobos during the second half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 24, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Bernstein: College Football’s Attendance Problem

Fewer people are attending college football games, and the drop stretches across conferences, indicating larger-scale issues.


Scott Boras, agent of right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers, who was selected in the compensation first round (41st overall) of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft, is speaks during a press conference at Minute Maid Park on June 18, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Bernstein: Baseball War Of Words Escalating

Over 100 MLB players remain unsigned, as baseball’s spring training draws near, and baseball agents are starting to speak up.


Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks to the media during SuperBowl LII Media Day at Xcel Energy Center on January 29, 2018 in St Paul, Minnesota. Super Bowl LII will be played between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4.

Bernstein: Patriots Make Super Bowl Feel Like Work

Leave it to the Patriots to try and drain all the fun out of the secular American holiday that is the Super Bowl.


Michigan State University (MSU) President Lou Anna Simon answers a question after being confronted by former MSU gymnast Lidsey Lemke during a break in the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar who has been accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University where he had his sports-medicine practice on January 17, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Nassar has pleaded guilty in Ingham County, Michigan, to sexually assaulting seven girls, but the judge is allowing all his accusers to speak. Nassar is currently serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Bernstein: Cowardly Michigan State Doing It All Wrong

Michigan State, in its handling of the USA Gymnastics scandal, stemming from the Larry Nassar molestation charges, is making every mistake.


Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bernstein: The Mystery Of Markelle Fultz

Sixers guard Markelle Fultz’s broken shot is strange for basketball, but this sort of phenomenon has precedent in baseball and golf.


Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half of a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Bernstein: LaVar Ball A Bother To NBA Coaches

LaVar Ball has been a thorn in the side of Lakers coach Luke Walton, and recently two of Walton’s contemporaries came to his defense.


Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bernstein: Fans Thank Athletes In New, Better Way

Andy Dalton helped the Bengals beat the Ravens and propel the Bills into the playoffs. So Bills fans are donating to Dalton’s foundation.