Mike is one of the best storytellers in the United States, 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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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.
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.
With more people working in the Bay Area than ever before, one of the biggest strains is being noticed on the impact on traffic.
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.
Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco’s Bayview District is giving young people, who made some previous bad decisions, a second chance in life.
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.
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.
After 59 years, San Francisco’s popular Italian restaurant, Villa Romana, is closing its doors.
Using a 3-D full-body scanner and 3-D printer, a Berkeley company wants to turn you into an action hero.
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.