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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The KCBS Anchor discusses the recent exit of Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers…
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
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.
KCBS’s Morning Anchor Stan Bunger shared a turkey recipe for the Thanksgiving holiday…