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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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

West Valley College (West Valley College)

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

A collection of cartoons from Charlie Hebdo published in 2006 (Jack Guez/AFP VIA Getty Images)

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

Coach Jim Harbaugh (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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

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

12/17/2014

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

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