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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Under orders of the US First Army, German civilians prepare to use a stretcher to remove corpses of victims of the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp, near Nordhausen. Germany, April 13–14, 1945. (Photo Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

70th Anniversary Of WWII Concentration Camp Liberation; Remembrance Of Bay Area Men’s Fateful Day

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.

04/10/2015

Joe Lacob owner of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Sued By StubHub: Should You Care?

Please forgive me if my Outrage-O-Meter needle stays stuck on zero after reading about StubHub’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors.

03/30/2015

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KCBS Sports Fans: Forget Your Formula – A’s And Giants Fans Are The Best

The good people at Forbes clobbered together some kind of mathematical mumbo-jumbo to “prove” that San Francisco Giants fans are only the fifth-best in baseball (tied with Milwaukee Brewers fans), and that A’s fans don’t even make the top 10.

03/26/2015

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You wouldn’t see it in this photo of uncertain vintage. The 20-something man posing near the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the tens of thousands of German tourists who visit the Bay Area every year. Unremarkable, right?

03/26/2015

Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Borland Retirement Proves It’s Not Just Parents Taking Football Safety Seriously

It’s a remarkable decision for a 24-year-old who stood to make millions playing in the NFL, but it says so much about how the conversation has shifted.

03/17/2015

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Presenting ‘Both Sides’ Of Vaccine Debate Gets Tricky During KCBS Interview With ‘Age Of Autism’ Author

After weeks of listening to people revile the parents who don’t get their kids vaccinated, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the people who question the childhood vaccination program why they think the way they do.

02/05/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up pregame against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

Why Does The NFL Want Marshawn Lynch To Be A Spokesperson?

Just kidding–I love pretty much every aspect of my job. One of them is getting to ask questions. Like, “What is the NFL’s thing?” Why does this multibillion dollar organization feel compelled to try to turn guys who carry a football for a living into public speakers?

01/28/2015

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Commentary: Community Colleges Are Valuable, Not ‘High Schools With Ashtrays’

I’m going to sidestep the question of how we pay for this (and I realize that’s a pretty big step) to focus on what’s at the core of this: a recognition that community colleges are more than just “high schools with ashtrays”, as they’ve often been called. Way more.

01/22/2015

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Commentary: Where Do We Draw Line On Free Speech After Paris Massacre?

The Paris massacre forces us all to confront an uncomfortable truth: Western society has a serious conflict when it comes to matters of free expression.

01/08/2015

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KCBS’ Stan Bunger Asks ‘What Killed The Harbaugh Era?’

The KCBS Anchor discusses the recent exit of Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers…

12/29/2014

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