Mike is one of the best storytellers in the United States, 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 CBS 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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Get caught doing something you shouldn’t have on a bike? Drivers have a choice about how to deal with auto-related infractions, and now some bicyclists do, too.
San Francisco’s most expensive piece of real estate is now under contract. The home at 2901 Broadway was originally put on the market for $55 million. The Pacific Heights mansion failed to sell, and the asking price fell to roughly $34 million.
In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman looks at how the Municipal Transportation Agency is trying to crackdown on taxi cab drivers who are using coveted medallions illegally.
The San Francisco Flower Mart is marking a milestone, turning 100 years old this week.
Darrin Moffet of Windsor regularly goes looking for shells to make jewelry off the Sonoma Coast and recently made an interesting discovery.
An author may have specific ideas about how a reader should enjoy his or her work. In San Francisco, a group is taking an unusual tact on how literature might be enjoyed.
KCBS and CBS 5′s Mike Sugerman had to learn the hard way about the dangers of distracted driving. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Meet the players on the Redwood City Senior Softball League – the roster boasts athletes in their 70s, 80s and even 90s.
In his travels About the Bay, KCBS’ Mike Sugerman looks at the issue of domestic violence, which has been in the spotlight with charges being brought against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
East Palo Alto police will be using extra patrols and the city’s ShotSpotter detection system to help track down people who shoot guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve.