For the last 35 years Bernie Miklasz has entertained, enlightened, and connected with multiple generations of St. Louis sports fans through his writing, broadcasting and interaction via social media.
Miklasz has provided extensive coverage of the Cardinals, Blues, two St. Louis NFL teams, local college sports, soccer, world-championship boxing and multiple Olympics. His career has given him the privilege of chronicling many current or future Hall of Famers on a daily basis.
The long list of luminaries includes Whitey Herzog, Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, Ozzie Smith, Kurt Warner, Joe Torre, Red Schoendienst, Yadier Molina, Brett Hull, Isaac Bruce, Bernie Federko, Marshall Faulk, Chris Pronger, Al MacInnis, Joel Quenneville, Ken Hitchcock, Earl Weaver, Tom Landry, Joe Gibbs, Norm Stewart and Rick Majerus — and many more.
Bernie is delighted to bring his award-winning career to Scoops With Danny Mac, happily linking with Dan McLaughlin — his close friend and colleague — in an exciting new endeavor.
“I’m at a stage of my career where I feel free to make decisions based on what I want to do, and who I want to work with, and finding the best fit for me,” Miklasz said. “And it was important for me to team with a forward-thinking leader of our town’s sports media who shares my intense passion for what we do. I want to work with someone who cares as much as I do. In a word: relentless.”
Miklasz added: “That’s awfully hard to find. But Dan McLaughlin checks all of the boxes. I’ve been impressed by this site since Dan launched it in (2018?). It’s fresh and innovative. I’ve watched it grow and grow, and now I want to help ‘Scoops’ continue to grow. For years Dan and I have talked about working together one day, and here we are. It’s the perfect time.”
In addition to writing a bevy of columns for “Scoops” each week, Bernie will contribute podcasts and videos. His career restart includes hosting a weekday afternoon talk show (3-6 p.m.) on KFNS.
It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with Bernie’s opinions, he’ll always give you plenty to think about. It’s been that way since Miklasz set roots in St. Louis with the Post-Dispatch in 1985.
While best known for his voice as the lead sports columnist at the Post-Dispatch for 26 years (1989-2015) Bernie has also written for The Athletic, Dallas Morning News and Baltimore News American. During an extensive career in sports radio, Bernie has hosted shows in St. Louis, Dallas, Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Bernie has voted on prestigious awards including the Baseball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, the NL Cy Young Award, and Heisman Trophy.
Bernie, his wife Kirsten and their five cats reside in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood of St. Louis.