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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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

San Francisco Giants infielder Angel Villalona fields a ball as spring training prospect Ricky Oropesa jogs in the background at Scottsdale Stadium, February 18, 2013. (Stan Bunger/KCBS)

KCBS Sports Fans: Subtle Charms Of Spring Training

There is still a way for real fans to have a meaningful (and reasonably priced) spring training experience. It’s simple: show up before the teams start playing exhibition games.

02/20/2013

Toney Douglas #15 of the Houston Rockets shoots against the Golden State Warriors on February 5, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Warriors, Rockets Tangle Over Meaningless Record

Is there a more hollow phrase anymore than “That’s one for the record book”?

02/06/2013

Jim Harbaugh, John Madden (Jeff Zelevansky/Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Caught Between Two Geniuses

I’ll say it right up front: I have a great job. I’m the grown-up version of the kid who was curious about everything, read every scrap of paper he could get his hands on, and never stopped asking questions.

01/25/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Lonely Life Of The Placekicker

The reality of pro football is that the little guy has a huge role. That’s why there’s so much concern surrounding the 49ers’ David Akers.

01/23/2013

QB Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers

KCBS Sports Fans: Kaepernick Leads The New Look Niners

Remember the old days–oh, about two months ago, when there was a raging debate in the Bay Area about who should be playing quarterback for the 49ers?

01/14/2013

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