Bonnie Lynn Bernstein is an American executive and sports journalist. Through her career, she was named one of the most prolific and accomplished female sportscasters by the American Sportscasters Association.
Originally born in New York, Bonnie Bernstein grew up in New Jersey. When she attended Howell High School, she was the salutatorian of her class, and she became a member of her school’s hall of fame. She later attended the University of Maryland, and she graduated magna cum laude, earning a degree in broadcast journalism. She was also heavily involved in gymnastics, and she received the Thomas M. Fields award for excellence in athletics and academics. Bernstein still maintains close ties with her alma mater and serves on the Board of Visitors at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the advisory board at the Povich Center for Sports Journalism.
Bonnie Bernstein climbed the local broadcast ladder after spending three years working on her career. She launched her profession as a news and sports director with the WXJN-FM radio station in Lewes, Delaware. She later transitioned to television at the WMDT-TV station in Salisbury, Maryland, where she worked as the affiliated ABC weekend news anchor. She then became the first female sports anchor in Reno, Nevada.