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Stan Bunger

stanbunger01 370 Stan Bunger KCBS Morning Anchor Stan Bunger is a Bay Area native who has been informing Northern California radio and television audiences for over 30 years.

Born in San Francisco and raised in San Jose when the term “Silicon Valley” hadn’t yet been invented, Stan graduated from Leigh High School, West Valley College, and San Francisco State University, where he received a B.A. in Radio and Television.

His broadcasting career began in 1977 in King City and included stops in Sonora, South Lake Tahoe, San Jose and Sacramento before he joined KCBS in 1982.  He served as a reporter and anchor, winning numerous awards including a share of the prestigious Peabody Award for KCBS’ coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

In 1992, Stan left KCBS, spending three years delivering radio news in Dallas  before returning to the Bay Area to develop a specialty in reporting on the technology industry.  He produced, reported, and co-hosted high-tech TV shows between 1995 and 2000.

In 2000, Stan returned to KCBS, joining Susan Leigh Taylor on the KCBS Morning Newswatch. Stan also writes a regular sports-related blog and teams up with Steve Bitker on the “KCBS Sports Fans” podcast.  In 2010, Stan was named to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

He lives in Alameda. He and his wife Tharon (they married in 1977) have two grown children. Stan’s hobbies include cycling, travel, golf, and playing rhythm guitar with several KCBS and CBS-5 colleagues in The Eyewitness Blues Band.

Stan keeps Twitter fed from KCBS Studio A at http://twitter.com/BungerKCBS.

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with team majority owner Joe Lacob while playing against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Venture Capitalist Mindset In Warriors’ Corner Office

Rather than pick apart the decision, I’d like to focus on the environment in which it was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob spent more than 30 years in the venture capital game. He’s a partner emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a firm that is among the best-known in the VC world.

05/07/2014

US Army Medevac Tends To The Wounded In Afghanistan

Soldiers Rush To Get Tatted After US Army Inks New Rules On Tattoos

New U.S. Army uniform rules that restrict where on a soldier’s body tattoos will be allowed go into effect worldwide at the end of April.

05/01/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on from his seat during a game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Clippers Owner’s Bad Behavior Not Exactly New News

It is laughable to watch pundits far and wide demand action right now against the buffoon who’s owned the Los Angeles Clippers since 1981. He’s been an embarrassment pretty much since Day One. It doesn’t take much digging to find the long record of allegations against Sterling–or the things he’s said and done on the record.

04/28/2014

FBI agents search a home on the 600 block of 42nd Ave. in San Mateo, part of a number of raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

NFL Agent Marlon Sullivan Charged In Murder Plot, Tied To Leland Yee, Raymond Chow

COMMENTARY: The headlines scream about State Senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mobster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, but the evidence against NFL sports agent wunderkind Marlon Sullivan could shake the sports world.

03/27/2014

ATM money

Bitcoin ATM Arrives In Mountain View

A Bitcoin ATM is set to be unveiled at a conference in Silicon Valley Thursday, the first of its kind in California for the digital currency.

03/20/2014

A food label that emphasizes fat.

New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.

02/27/2014

Jason Collins

KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins, Michael Sam Sagas May Herald The New Ordinary

Both Jason Collins and Michael Sam made history over the weekend. Now, let’s hope what they represent becomes ordinary enough that it’s unremarkable. Let’s hope the phrase “first openly-gay” is only attached to their names in history books.

02/24/2014

Apps are seen on Apple iPhone 5s January 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

New Wireless Technology Promises Broadband On Any Mobile Device

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – It sounds too good to be true: a wireless data connection as fast as any broadband connection, available on any mobile device. And oh by the way, no dropouts. But San [...]

02/20/2014

Michael Griffin #33 of the Tennessee Titans hits Mychal Rivera #81 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. Griffin was penalized for the helmet-to-helmet hit. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL – Time To Get Serious

KCBS News Anchor Stan Bunger (who along with KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker are the on-air duo known as KCBS Sports Fans) offers his unique sports analysis.    (KCBS) – Let’s not kid ourselves here: football is dangerous, and the [...]

11/25/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

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