Born September 15, 1950. Bernstein began his professional career as a journalist, working as managing editor at Lerner Newspapers in Chicago from 1974-79. In 1978 he started contributing articles for Boxing Illustrated and published his first book, Boxing For Beginners.

In 1980 he joined fledgling all-sports network ESPN and until 1998 was analyst on the popular Top Rank Boxing Series. He remained at ESPN until 2003 where also wrote and hosted 26 episodes of Big Fights Boxing Hour, which chronicled major matches in boxing history. In 1983 he announced his first pay-per-view match featuring Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran and has since called over 60 major pay-per-view telecasts involving ring legends Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman and Oscar De La Hoya. In 1992 and 1996 he served as analyst for NBC’s Olympic Games coverage. Since 2003 Bernstein has been analyst for SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, calling such classic bouts as Corrales vs. Castillo and the Vazquez vs. Marquez series. A versatile broadcaster, in addition to his role as analyst, Bernstein has been host, blow-by-blow announcer and in-ring interviewer.

Armed with a passion for the sport and a vast knowledge of boxing history, his smooth voice and demeanor has endeared him to boxing fans the world over.
Born: Sept. 15, 1950
Induction: 2012
Al Bernstein