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 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 CBS 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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While nearly everyone has already seen the viral video of the wild and crazed naked guy terrorizing BART commuters at the 16th Street Station in San Francisco, hardly anyone who uses the station is surprised.
Own a “soft story building” in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.
In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman follows a Bay Area bagpipe player, just looking for a place to practice.
A San Francisco newspaper reporter is still on the beat at an age when most of his colleagues are just plain beat, if alive at all.
The Rolling Stones are in town this week, maybe for the last time. For fans, it’s a chance to revel in the band’s legendary music. For me, it’s a chance to bury the hatchet with Mick Jagger.
The theft of cellphones is becoming a rampant problem in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon said he has a plan to help solve the issue.
Two local entrepreneurs are trying to revolutionize the coffee business, revving up a roaming espresso machine of sorts.
That secret, free, street spot you’ve kept quiet about when you go to a Giants game? Forget about it. Change is coming, baseball fans – so bring some change to AT&T Park.
Military veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. A facility in the Napa Valley is looking to counter the trend.
This is hardly a case of “the same old story.” Americans are living longer than ever before, and have to work longer, too. And it’s anything but easy for many of them.