Jordan Bernfield is a play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN. He is often seen calling college basketball, most notably handling the Horizon League’s Friday night series. He is also seen on the Big Ten Network calling multiple sports, and on NBC Sports Chicago handling local basketball broadcasts for both Loyola University Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Additionally, he is a frequent panelist on NBC Sports Chicago’s “Sports Talk Live.”
Bernfield returned to the Chicago radio airwaves as a news and sports anchor and fill-in talk show host at WGN-AM (WGN Radio 720) in October of 2019. He previously spent eight years as a radio sportscaster in the Windy City, most recently at WSCR-AM (670 The Score), where he spent two years as a host and update anchor. He cohosted “Inside The Clubhouse”, the station’s weekly Chicago baseball program with veteran reporter Bruce Levine, and anchored for the top-rated “Mully and Hanley” daily morning show. On occasion, he also hosted the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox radio pre and postgame shows, the station’s NCAA Tournament preview shows, and filled in on numerous shows as a host and anchor.
Bernfield spent the six years prior to his stint at WSCR-AM at WGN-AM, where he worked his way up from a weekend producer to the station’s lead afternoon sports anchor, sports reporter and host. Bernfield hosted the pre and postgame shows for Northwestern University football and basketball broadcasts, served as the sideline reporter for home football games, and also filled-in as the play-by-play voice of the Northwestern basketball team on several occasions.
In addition, Bernfield hosted the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks pre- and post- game shows, and served as host on several specialty programs. He also hosted his own sports talk show, “The Jordan Bernfield Show,” on WGN-AM’s former sister station WGWG-FM (87.7 The Game).
Bernfield’s other broadcasting credits include working as a national anchor at the 2015 NFL Draft for Westwood One Sports. He also wrote a weekly baseball column in “The Daily Herald” during the 2016 season.
A graduate of Syracuse University’s SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, Bernfield was honored with RAIN Audio/Edison Media Research’s “30 under 30” award, given to top talent in radio and audio in 2014. He was also an honorable mention selection by Sportscaster’s Talent Agency of America to their “30 under 30” list.
In his spare time, Bernfield enjoys cooking, playing the guitar and seeing the Dave Matthews Band. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Deanna.