Mike Sugerman

mike sugerman bio head Mike SugermanMike is one of the best storytellers in the United Statesmag glass 10x10 Mike Sugerman, and has the hardware to prove it. His 8 individual National Edward R. Murrow Awards rival any local news reporter in the country.

He’s among the most honored broadcast journalists in Califonria with a total of 14 Emmys, including 6 Best Writing awards, and more than 100 other national, state, regional, and local awards. Mike Sugerman brings his unique perspective to KPIX 5 after two decades at KCBS Radio, where he still reports on a weekly basis.

You name it, Mike has covered it. He was assigned to cover the Nixon impeachment trial for his college radio station, but Nixon resigned hours before Mike made it to Washington. He’s been to three national political conventions, six World Series, and a Super Bowl. His first television appearance was on the Dating Game as a college freshman (he won!!)

Mike graduated college with a BA in political science from UCLA and later earned a Masters Degree, also in Political Science, from San Jose State. Later, he attended the University of Chicago for post-graduate study. In 2006, Mike, a fledgling guitarist, put together the Eyewitness Blues Band with other broadcast journalists who could actually play musical instruments. Remarkably, people seem to like them and they play on a regular basis.

He was born in Chicago, and grew up in Los Angeles, though he gave up on the Dodgers when he moved to the Bay Area in 1979 (and is now a loyal Giants fan). He lives in San Francisco with his wife Janice Wright (a KCBS reporter), and has two grown sons, Max and Will.

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San Rafael Man Heading To Liberia In Volunteer Effort To Help Ebola Patients

A San Rafael man is headed into one of the most dangerous and deadly places in the world on a humanitarian mission to help Ebola patients in Liberia.

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A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

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11/03/2014

The "Cannamoms" are among a number of parents from outside California who travel to the Bay Area to obtain medical marijuana for their children. (CBS)

Out-Of-State ‘Cannamoms’ Visit Bay Area To Get Medical Marijuana For Their Kids

Parents from across the country, including a group of moms from Florida, are traveling to the Bay Area to give their sick children what they can’t get at home: medical marijuana.

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Fans of actor and comedian Robin Williams place leave behind flowers and cards at the San Francisco home where the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" was set. (CBS)

Fans Of Robin Williams Pay Respects At ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ House In San Francisco

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08/12/2014

A sign in front of a massage parlor in San Rafael advertising services. (CBS)

San Rafael Cracking Down On Massage Parlors Accused Of Prostitution

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06/05/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Confirms Photo Of Checking Phone While Driving, Says She Was Getting Directions

Mayor Jean Quan said she was using a navigation app after a photo surfaced of the mayor checking her phone while she was behind the wheel.

06/02/2014

Hundreds of residential units, along with offices and retail could soon be built on this site in Larkspur. (CBS)

Larkspur Residents Concerned Over Proposed High-Density Housing

Residents in Larkspur are concerned over a proposed high-density housing project, saying it would become a nuisance.

05/22/2014

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About The Bay: Dinner Lab Is Private Club For Creative Chefs And Hungry ‘Food Nerds’

Bay Area “foodies” are flocking to a new lab where they can get a taste of the next big thing. KCBS’s Mike Sugerman “chewed the fat” with the people behind the idea during his travels in About the Bay.

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About The Bay: A Veteran’s Silence Ends And The Spirit That Moved Him

A veteran says he’s on a mission that’s been 60 years in the making after staying silent about his near-death experience on the San Francisco Bay.

11/11/2013

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