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.
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.
Is there a more hollow phrase anymore than “That’s one for the record book”?
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.
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.
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?
It’s the calm after the storm, the morning after the crazy party you never really wanted to see end.
5 wins in 7 days; a gloriously crazy week that surely must rank among the most remarkable sports weeks anywhere, any time.
Mesmerizing, isn’t it? If there’s any way to sum up the Giants’ incredible, improbable, emotional, can’t-really-believe-it’s-true Game 7 NLCS win over the Cardinals, it’s that broken-bat hit by Hunter Pence that turned a 2-0 Giants lead into a 5-0 rout.
Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.
The A’s are the hottest team in baseball since the All-Star break and are currently holding an AL wild card slot. And yes, this is the same team I wrote about three months ago when they were threatening an all-time record for offensive futility.