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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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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KPIX 5’s Mike Sugerman Recruits Moviegoers To Screen ‘The Interview’

With the lure of free popcorn, KPIX 5’s Mike Sugerman recruited about a dozen people to watch “The Interview” in our newsroom, arguably one of the most controversial movies of all-time.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.




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