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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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View of damaged aircrafts at the international airport of San Jose del Cabo, on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo Woman Among First To Be Evacuated From Hurricane-Devastated Los Cabos, Mexico

SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — A San Mateo woman on vacation in Cabo San Lucas considers herself among the lucky ones evacuated after Hurricane Odile knocked out services and left thousands of tourists stranded. Lauren [...]

09/17/2014

Tourists queue before boarding planes at the airport of San Jose del Cabo, on September 16, 2014 a day after hurricane Odile -- which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm -- knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Residents Struggle To Get Out Of Cabo San Lucas After Hurricane Odile

Bay Area travelers are among the thousands of vacationers trapped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico following Hurricane Odile’s path of destruction.

09/16/2014

Fairfax Police cruisers. (CBS)

Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For Police

Hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” is a problem that has popped up and plagued many areas all over the country. Just recently a hoax call was made into Fairfax which prompted a full SWAT response, the second such call in Marin County in just the past two weeks.

09/03/2014

The Bay Bridge Toll Plaza with the McArthur Maze in the background. (CBS)

Technology For Bay Bridge Metering Lights Dates Back To 1970s

The state spent millions on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, but the technology used to keep cars moving dates back four decades.

09/02/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: More Workers Means The Worst Commute In Bay Area History

With more people working in the Bay Area than ever before, one of the biggest strains is being noticed on the impact on traffic.

09/02/2014

Empty paint buckets sit in a dumpster.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s ‘Bucket Man’ Went On An Expenses-Paid Trip To Europe— An Opportunity Of A Lifetime

San Francisco’s Bucket Man was offered the opportunity of a lifetime when he was sent on an all-expenses paid trip to Europe where his musical talents were acknowledged.

08/25/2014

Group photo of staff. (photo courtesy Old Skool Cafe)

Supper Club In San Francisco’s Bayview Gives Young People A Second Chance

Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco’s Bayview District is giving young people, who made some previous bad decisions, a second chance in life.

08/04/2014

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Demise Of Big Box Stores Predicted With Rise Of Internet Sales

Big box stores like Walmart and Target may have to reinvent their business model or end up on the dustbin of history, according to a major investment firm.

07/30/2014

Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

Diners say arrivederci to Villa Romano, a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco that closed after 59 years.

Diners Say Arrivederci To SF’s Popular Villa Romana

After 59 years, San Francisco’s popular Italian restaurant, Villa Romana, is closing its doors.

07/19/2014

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