Mike Sugerman

Mike Sugerman (KPIX / KCBS)

Mike Sugerman (KPIX / KCBS)

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

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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

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Bay Area Officially In Running For 2024 Olympic Summer Games

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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)

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There are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don’t seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.

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

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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)

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