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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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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

Pitcher Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants runs along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Romo Nails It At Giants World Series Fest

It’s the calm after the storm, the morning after the crazy party you never really wanted to see end.

11/01/2012

Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna (C) signals fair ball as catcher Gerald Laird #9, Miguel Cabrera #24 and Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers look on on a ball bunted by Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Giants Getting A Miracle Every Night

5 wins in 7 days; a gloriously crazy week that surely must rank among the most remarkable sports weeks anywhere, any time.

10/26/2012

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after the Giants defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Giants Bathing In Victory

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.

10/23/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

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.

09/07/2012

Josh Reddick #16 and Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after Reddick hit a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on August 7, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Winning A’s – Who Are These Guys?

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.

08/29/2012

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