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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Olympics Day 12 - Athletics

Vegas Odds Makers: Los Angeles, Boston Have Better Shot Than San Francisco To Host 2024 Olympics

The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996. San Francisco could be in the running for the games that will take place 10 years from now, but odds makers said other U.S. cities have a better shot at hosting the Olympics.

10 hours ago

Castro Theatre

About The Bay: Carrying A Tune At The Castro Theatre’s Sing-Alongs

Most movie theaters encourage quiet, but not when you’re at a musical sing-along at the Castro Theatre. Mike Sugerman tries to carry a tune in this About The Bay segment.

12/15/2014

SFPD Officer Injured In Black Friday Ferguson Protests (Photo: SFPD)

SFPD Officer May Be Disfigured For Life After Attack With Tequila Bottle During Ferguson Protest Violence

Violent protesters slash an officer’s face, leaving a significant gash across his nose and mouth.
“This march, if it ever was a First Amendment march, got hijacked by a criminal fringe element bent on destruction and criminal conduct. Were it not for the efforts of the officers and the leadership on the ground, it could have been far worse,” Suhr said.

12/02/2014

Turkeys in a farm.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Petaluma Farm Heeds Omnivore’s Dilemma For A Personal Approach To Thanksgiving Turkey

You’ll probably shop for your Thanksgiving turkey at the supermarket, but Mike Sugerman went About The Bay to meet his meat at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.

11/24/2014

Mayo, Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise Lawsuit Puts Small San Francisco Company In The Spotlight

A small San Francisco food company is now in the national spotlight after being sued by the food giant Unilever.

11/18/2014

Medical Marijuana in various forms. (CBS)

Reporter Mike Sugerman Puts Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Products To The Test

Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. But what are patients really buying when they shop at their local dispensary? Reporter Mike Sugerman conducted a random test.

11/17/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Small Town Way Of Life Phased Out; Canyon Post Office Faces Closure

Mike Sugerman’s About the Bay travels to Canyon, where a small community is saddened by the threat of their post office’s closure

10/27/2014

Artist's rendering of the Harmony at One neighborhood in Pacifica. The homes start at $4.3 million. (CBS)

$4 Million Homes Being Built In Pacifica Has Some Residents Concerned About Changing Character

It’s not unusual to hear about new million dollar homes being built in the Bay Area. But the building of 10 homes with a starting price above $4 million is causing a stir among residents worried it could change the community’s character.

10/13/2014

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About The Bay: Super Bowl 50 Will Be In Santa Clara, But San Francisco Has Its Own Plans For The Big Game

While all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants’ quest for another World Series Championship, a group of planners is focused on 2016’s NFL Super Bowl 50 and the fanfare it will bring to the city’s streets.

10/13/2014

Grape stomping competition in Sonoma County (Photo courtesy Mike Sugerman).

About The Bay: Stomping The Grape Harvest In Sonoma

It’s harvest time in wine country and for some, that still means getting their stomp on.I took off my shoes and gave it a try during travels About The Bay.

10/07/2014

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