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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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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

Ever since news of Robin Williams’ passing on Monday, fans of the late actor and comedian are paying their respects at the San Francisco home where the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” was set. The home is now owned by a San Francisco plastic surgeon.

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

Sex parlors masquerading as massage businesses are apparently a big problem in San Rafael. In fact, the city is spending $250,000 to crack down.

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.

04/21/2014

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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

A man casts his ballot on Election Day. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Tuesday’s Low-Interest Election In San Francisco

Tuesday is Election Day around the Bay Area but in San Francisco political insiders say that only a small percentage of the electorate will turn out.

11/04/2013

8 Washington

Controversial Plan For Luxury Condos On SF Waterfront Heads To Voters

The war over the waterfront in San Francisco takes the form of Proposition B, which asks voters to sign off on a luxury condominium complex called 8 Washington. The plan has opponents furious and supporters exasperated.

11/03/2013

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Surprise! Tourists In Rental Cars Mailed Bills For Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

Tourists visiting San Francisco like to rent cars and head to the Golden Bridge overlook in Marin County so they can snap photos of the themselves with the iconic landmark in the background as a lasting reminder of their trip. But many are receiving another reminder when they come home, a bill for the toll.

07/29/2013

Janet Napolitano (r) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: The Perks Of Being Janet Napolitano

Last week Janet Napolitano just about tripled her old salary as Homeland Security Secretary now that she’s confirmed to be the next president of the University of California.

07/22/2013

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