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.
My first reaction when I read that assault charges were filed JV water polo player for something that happened during a game was, “It’s either April Fool’s Day or I’m reading The Onion.”
Halfway through this Thursday’s morning commute, KCBS traffic reporter Kim Wonderley asked, “What’s going on here?”
Former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and next month will be inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.
They may look like the fittest of the fit, but there are increasing signs that some endurance athletes are destroying their hearts by pushing them too hard.
The pro football world is buzzing about Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne’s debut with the 49ers, and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden is joining the chorus.
Bay Area residents are turning brown into the new chic by cutting off the lawn sprinklers, but in the process, they may be endangering something much harder to replace than turf: trees.
A former tax-fighting Republican state senator now thinks it’s time to slap an excise tax on sales of medical marijuana.
The writing on the wall seems to be getting more legible, and it spells trouble for Oakland Raiders fans. NFL owners plan to meet in October to hear proposals from cities hoping to build new stadiums to keep their teams from relocating, and Oakland hasn’t been invited.
No matter how old you are, there are phrases or images that instantly take you back to your youth. For me and whole lot of others who grew up in the Bay Area, just say “a glass of milk and a how-do-you-do” out loud and we’re five years old again.
KCBS Special Report: ‘The Liberator And The Liberated’ – The story of two Bay Area men from very different places, thrown together by fate as World War II wound down.