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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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Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals drops the ball as Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox slides into second base during Game One of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: World Series Umps Get It Right Without Instant Replay

As baseball joins the headlong rush toward video replay, the Beantown Blooper in Game 1 of the World Series is proof that many, if not most, of the bad calls in baseball don’t require replay to resolve.

10/24/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill crosses the finish line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: America’s Cup Return To SF Should Be Easy Call

Anywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America’s Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.

09/26/2013

Daniel Lasco #2 (C) of the California Golden Bears is tackled by Dean Lowry #94 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: NCAA ‘Targeting’ Rule Makes Problem Worse

I think that pretty soon, everyone is going to agree that the NCAA’s new “targeting” rule is a complete disaster.

09/03/2013

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees is hit by a pitch in the second inning by Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Both benches were immediately warned and manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees was ejected by umpire Brian O'Mora. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Dempster Achieves The Impossible With A-Rod

While the Lords of Baseball (and certainly the New York Yankees) wish A-Rod would just go away, the boneheads of Boston have managed to render him at least a mildly sympathetic figure.

08/20/2013

Crews dig out a Gold Rush-era boat found buried at a construction site in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Construction Crews Unearth Boat From Gold Rush Era

Construction crews in downtown San Francisco have unearthed the intact remains of a small boat that a local historian said offers a glimpse of what life was like during the city’s Gold Rush days.

07/25/2013

Pitcher J.A. Happ #48 of the Toronto Blue Jays lies on the mound after he was hit by a line drive from the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on May 7, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Another Line Drive Shot To Pitcher’s Head

It’s happened again in baseball: a pitcher hit in the head by a line drive, crumpling on the mound as the stadium goes silent.

05/08/2013

Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after defeating the Denver Nuggets in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Warriors, Fans Show Their Yellow Courage

I’m not really a fan of the made-for-TV bit of theater in which the home team gets all its fans to wear the same color. White, red, orange, black…we’ve seen it all and it always seems a bit hokey to me.

05/03/2013

Head coach Mike Rice of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights directs his players in the first half against the DePaul Blue Demons at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2013 in New York City. ( Elsa/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Coaching, But Not Teaching

It’s been a bit amusing to watch the handwringing and indignation surrounding the Mike Rice story.

04/04/2013

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run single against the St Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on May 17, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Sitting Out The Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

It’s that time of year: workplaces and campuses everywhere are abuzz with the frenzy of the fantasy baseball draft. Fantasy-league managers are scouring various sources, looking for the hidden gems that will give them bragging rights all summer long.

03/27/2013

United States' Adam Jones (10) celebrates his run scored against Team Canada with teammate Jimmy Rollins (11) in the 8th inning during a World Baseball Classic game on March 10, 2013 in Phoeniz, Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

KCBS Sports Fans: A Classic In Name Only

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you’ll note, I refuse to use the capital letters–Spring Training–that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).

03/11/2013

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