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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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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

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

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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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Using a 3-D full-body scanner and 3-D printer, a Berkeley company wants to turn you into an action hero.

06/20/2014

Mike Sugerman relaxes in an ale bath. (Heather Waldschmidt)

About The Bay: Take A Relaxing Beer Bath At Calistoga Ranch

Mike Sugerman soaks in a relaxing beer bath at Calistoga Ranch and was surprised to say it could be the cure for what “ales” you.

06/16/2014

Colma Police. (CBS)

FBI Database Shows Colma Police Officer Ratio Highest In Bay Area

The town of Colma, home to 1,593 residents and 1,000 times more deceased residents of the many cemeteries there, has 12 police officers – the largest ratio of any Bay Area city.

06/11/2014

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About The Bay: San Francisco Police Skeptical About Crack Pipe Giveaway Program

The crack epidemic is far from over, especially on the streets of San Francisco, and one group is trying to make it easier and safer for addicts to get their fix by giving away crack pipe kits.

05/27/2014

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San Francisco Drivers Rank 4th Most Courteous In Nation

San Francisco drivers rank among the most courteous in the nation.

05/13/2014

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