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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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.
Residents in Larkspur are concerned over a proposed high-density housing project, saying it would become a nuisance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I live in the southwestern section of San Francisco and last week, there was a heat wave—well sort of. Last Tuesday, temperatures reached 109 degrees in some areas around the bay while The City’s Ocean Beach reached a cool 69 degrees.
A San Francisco shop that looks and feels like it’s out of the 1950s is doing very well here in the 21st Century.