Mike Sugerman

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Mike 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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Proposed apartment development near 16th and Mission Street in San Francisco, dubbed the "Monster in the Mission" by activists.

Affordable Housing Activists Declare Victory Against ‘Monster In The Mission’ Development

It’s a fight being played out all over the Bay Area: Longtime tenants being danger of kicked out, to make room for new developments. Some activists have declared victory against a project being dubbed the “Monster in the Mission,” but the developers say, not so fast.

08/24/2015

"Truth Is Beauty," a five-story statue of a naked woman slated to be installed in San Leandro. (CBS)

Five-Story Tall Statue Of Nude Woman From Burning Man To Call San Leandro Home

There are big plans for the area around the San Leandro BART station. OsiSoft is building a new campus that will help put San Leandro on the tech map, and the centerpiece will be a $1 million statue of a naked woman standing several stories tall.

07/23/2015

The 'Smartball,' a small device used to detect leaks in pipes. (Puretech)

‘Smartball’ Helps Spot Water Wasting Leaks In California Drought

A new high-tech device makes sure water doesn’t go to waste in this drought, by finding leaks in San Francisco’s aging underground pipes.

04/30/2015

Jeffrey's Toys in San Francisco. (CBS)

Famed San Francisco Toy Store To Close After Landlord Raises Rent To $40,000 A Month

One of the last toy stores in San Francisco is the latest victim of exploding rents. After receiving a letter from their landlord demanding a big increase, Jeffrey’s Toys on Market Street will shut down.

03/24/2015

Del Seymour gives tech workers tours of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco (CBS)

Tour Guide Hopes To Bridge Gap Between San Francisco Tech Workers, Tenderloin

It seems like a long way from the plush high-tech lifestyle of San Francisco to life on the streets, but it’s not. It’s right next door.

03/09/2015

diapers

2 Million Stay-At-Home Fathers May Prove ‘Doofus Dad’ Image Is Dead

More fathers in the United States are staying home these days—either as full-time dads or to work from home. And because there are issues only they could possibly understand, hundreds of them gathered in San Francisco over the weekend to talk “dad” talk.

02/23/2015

(Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Fairfax Councilmember Looks To Lower Voting Age To 16

Only eight percent of 18 to 24-year olds voted in the last election, but a Fairfax town councilman is hoping that lowering the voting age to 16 will help entice young voters to the polls.

02/09/2015

Children at a school in San Bruno. (CBS)

San Bruno School Teachers Seek First Raise In Years, May Get Pay Cut Instead

Teachers in a Bay Area school district are pushing for their first pay raise in years. But they may just get the opposite instead.

02/03/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

Stephanie Robesky. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Takes Applications For Dinner Date At Prestigious Restaurant In Japan

A Bay Area woman beat incredible odds to snag a table for two at what has been declared the best restaurant in the world, but she doesn’t have a date. She is deciding to take applications and more than 150 men have applied so far.

01/12/2015

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