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 California with a total of 17 Emmys, including 6 Best Writing awards, and more than 100 other national, state, regional, and local awards. He started at KPIX 5 in 1994 after a decade at KCBS radio, where he still reports a special feature, About the Bay, every Monday.

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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A rabbit at the Valle Verde Children's Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

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With Easter just a few days away, a bunny burglary was no joke for kids at the Valle Verde Children’s Center at Walnut Creek.

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A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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03/30/2015

Opus 500 organ. (CBS)

Group Hopes To Find New Home For 100-Year-Old Organ Gathering Dust At San Francisco Civic Center

A 40-ton pipe organ that was one of the largest in the world is in pieces, gathering dust below Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. An effort has been launched to dust the organ off and bring it back to its former glory.

03/26/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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03/23/2015

Members of the City College of San Francisco debate team. (CBS)

City College Of San Francisco Speech And Debate Team To Compete For National Title

Here’s the truth about troubled, beleaguered, underappreciated City College of San Francisco: the speech and debate team is among the top in the country.

03/11/2015

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02/02/2015

Baked goods made with medical marijuana. ( FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Doctors say they are seeing a jump in the number of people seeking help at emergency rooms after eating too much marijuana.

01/05/2015

Daisy the Dog swam to shore after the boat she was in sank during a storm on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

Dog Swims 1.5 Miles During Storm To Reunite With Owner After Home On Water Sinks Near Sausalito

A Sausalito man whose home on the water sank during last week’s brutal storm was reunited with his dog that somehow survived the sinking, and swam to shore.

12/16/2014

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics

Bay Area Officially In Running For 2024 Olympic Summer Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a bid for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, and that means the Bay Area is officially in the running.

12/16/2014

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Starting Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont will be holding drive-through prayers.

11/17/2014

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