Mike Sugerman

MIKE SUGERMAN

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 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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An Uber car.

Ex-Kidnappers, Sex Offenders, Murderer Among Uber Drivers Picking Up Passengers, District Attorney Finds

Uber drivers include ex-kidnappers, sex-offenders, and even a murderer, according to evidence gathered by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

08/19/2015

A screenshot of an earthquake early warning system. (CBS)

Early Warning Alerts Some Bay Area Residents 20 Seconds Before Piedmont Earthquake

Soon the question, “Did you feel it?” will be followed by, “Did you know it was coming?”

08/17/2015

Steve Longo, member of an all-deaf rock group. (Photo credit: Mike Sugerman)

Hayward Musician Inspires As Guitarist For All-Deaf Rock Band

A man who was inspired by The Beatles as a kid did not let his deafness stop him from pursuing a career in music. Mike Sugerman reports in his About The Bay segment.

06/08/2015

McDonald's French Fries (credit: JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Too Expensive For McDonald’s?

McDonald’s famous golden arches are vanishing from San Francisco, and real estate prices could be the culprit.

06/03/2015

A vacation rental in Sonoma County. (CBS)

Rowdy Vacation Renters Cause Headache For Guerneville Residents

Quaint towns in the Wine Country and along the Russian River are seeing a flood of weekend vacationers. And that’s leading to headaches.

05/18/2015

Fred Kast has been the official scorekeeper of the Golden State Warriors since 1963. (CBS)

52 Years On The Sidelines: Warriors Official Scorekeeper Tracks Team’s Moves For Over 5 Decades

Fred Kast has the best seat in the house at Golden State Warrior games and he has almost from the start.

05/13/2015

Stand Up claims to let ladies pee with dignity. (www.the-stand-up.com)

Stanford Grad’s Invention Allows Women To Pee While Standing, Avoid Messy Toilets

A recent Stanford grad has come up with a product for women that lets them pee standing up to avoid uncomfortable messes that often accompany public toilets.

05/11/2015

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Merchandise Takes Top Sales Spot In NBA

The Warriors have been on a roll this season, and merchandise sporting the team’s logo is tops in the NBA.

05/05/2015

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Where Are You Wasting? A Free Audit Can Conserve Water, Save Money

KCBS’ Mike Sugerman finds out where water is being wasted in his home after a free audit by San Francisco’s water agency.

04/27/2015

San Francisco City Hall (HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Hypocrisy: San Francisco Using Drinking Water To Heat City Hall, Other Buildings

The people who want us to use less water are part of a system that could be among the biggest water wasters in San Francisco. That system is in hot water, because of hot water.

04/23/2015

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