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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Seth Rogen and James Franco talk about their controversial action-comedy 'The Interview,' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)

Should We Worry About Hackers’ Threat Of Violence If Theaters Show ‘The Interview’? Probably Not

Really, America? This is what we’ve come to? Cancelling showings of a frat-boy comedy movie because of “threats” from a group we don’t even know exists? COMMENTARY

24 hours ago

A bicyclist sits on his bike on San Francisco's Market Street. (KCBS)

Commentary: Bicyclists Don’t Belong On The Sidewalk

The whole “bikes on the sidewalk” issue is in the news this week because San Jose’s City Council is scheduled to vote on banning sidewalk bike riding in the downtown area, thus joining San Francisco, Oakland and many other cities with similar laws.

12/01/2014

Cooked Turkey

The ‘KCBS Thanksgiving Kitchen’ With Stan Bunger

KCBS’s Morning Anchor Stan Bunger shared a turkey recipe for the Thanksgiving holiday…

11/12/2014

Travelers at the Mineta San Jose International Airport (Mineta San Jose)

Two Economists Tackle The Airplane Dilemma–To Recline Or Not To Recline

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Since the battle over airplane legroom increasingly brings passengers to blows, two economists decided to see whether their discipline could put a dollar figure on how much travelers cherish the right […]

09/25/2014

The Beatles

KCBS Reporter Recalls Beatles Exclusive Interview 50 Years Ago Today Ahead Of Landmark Cow Palace Concert

Beatlemania was in full flower on this date in 1964, and for Bay Area Beatlemaniacs, it was D-Day.

08/19/2014

(Photo courtesy of Teresa O'Brien)

When Beatlemania Reached The Bay Area 50 Years Ago This Week

Beatlemania hit the Bay Area 50 years ago this week, back on August 18th, 1964. We take a look at how fans and the media alike fed into the frenzy created by John, Paul, George and Ringo.

08/18/2014

Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers

Goodbye, and Good Riddance, Candlestick

COMMENTARY: Please forgive me if I don’t get too sentimental about the last event ever at Candlestick Park. Oh sure, there have been plenty of memorable moments in that old dump, but let me counterbalance all the nostalgia with a few not-so-warm memories.

08/14/2014

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

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