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About Stan 'The Fan' Charles

PressBox: Stan Charles

Stan "The Fan" Charles is the founder and publisher of PressBox. He also serves as co-host of "Inside PressBox" on ABC-2 and is a regular columnist for both and the company's monthly print edition.

Stan has lived in Baltimore for 45 years. He claims to have starred as a pitcher for his team at Orioles Fantasy camp in 1992. A lifelong sports fanatic, he began doing radio sports talk in Baltimore in 1981. 

With more than 25 years on the radio talking with Baltimore area sports fans, Stan has also hosted television programs on MPT and HTS. In addition, Stan wrote a popular column from 1985-90 called "A Fan’s Notes" for Baltimore City Paper. Whenever people from around the country are writing about Baltimore sports, they always talk to Stan to get the lay of the land.

To read his latest columns, click here.

About PressBox

Founded in 2006 by Baltimore sports veteran Stan Charles, PressBox is the area's leading sports media company devoted to sports news, from high school to the professional level. PressBox reports on the local and comments on the global, and readers/viewers are guaranteed to find a unique angle on any given subject from contributing writers ranging in experience and opinion. The PressBox sports network consists of a free monthly newspaper, distributed through more than 500 locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, with a readership in excess of 60,000. "Inside PressBox" is a weekly TV show airing on Baltimore's ABC affiliate at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The company's online presence,, averages approximately 90,000 total visits each month, while PressBox's weekly e-newsletter is distributed to more than 9,000 subscribers. Follow PressBox on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@PressBoxOnline).