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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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A goat looks on as chickens walk through Heidi Kooy's yard which she calls the 'Itty Bitty Farm in the City' November 16, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Heidi Kooy is one of many Americans that have started to raise chickens in their urban yards to try and save money on food costs during the economic downturn and to find a safer alternative to factory farmed food. Chickens provide eggs and natural fertilizer for gardens while eating the bugs that could harm the crops. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco’s Problem With Homeless Chickens

Animal lovers are squawking over what they say is the dark side of the locavore movement.

08/19/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs onto the field for their preseason NFL game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Football Fans Lament Preseason Ticket Prices

There are cheers on both sides of the Bay, now that exhibition football games are underway and fans can again root on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers in preseason action.

08/12/2013

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About The Bay: Shopping The America’s Cup Way

Many people might think of the America’s Cup sailing race as NASCAR on the water, but it’s clear who these races are geared to. The sails are big billboards for sponsors.

08/06/2013

Recycle, recycling

Big Garbage Rate Hike In San Francisco Takes Effect August 1

San Francisco’s Refuse Collection and Disposal Rate Board has finalized a 22 percent rate increase that will go into effect for trash collection service in the city starting Thursday, August 1.

07/31/2013

Zimmerman Verdict Protesters

‘Black Twitter’ Credited With Torpedoing Zimmerman Juror Book Deal

Just hours after it was announced that unidentified juror B37 from the George Zimmerman trial had a book deal. the agent dropped her, following a huge backlash on a sub-culture of Twitter known as ‘Black Twitter.’

07/18/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

America’s Cup Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony In San Francisco

Thousands were on hand to kick off the world renowned sailing event, taking place in the Bay Area for the first time.

CBS San Francisco–07/04/2013

A general view outside the O.co Coliseum before the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics on Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on April 6, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Long-Time Oakland Coliseum Employees Still Going Strong

When the Oakland A’s play their next home game Tuesday night at O.co Coliseum, you’ll find two guys there who have been on the job before the team began playing for Oakland in 1968.

06/24/2013

16th Mission BART station in San Francisco. (Marcin Wichary/Wikimedia Commons)

About The Bay: SF’s 16th St. Mission BART Station Bay Area’s Worst?

While nearly everyone has already seen the viral video of the wild and crazed naked guy terrorizing BART commuters at the 16th Street Station in San Francisco, hardly anyone who uses the station is surprised.

06/17/2013

A soft-story residential building damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989. (ABAG)

About The Bay: The Hard Reality Of SF’s Soft-Story Buildings

Own a “soft story building” in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.

06/03/2013

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About The Bay: Local Bagpipe Player Draws A Crowd Wherever He Plays

In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman follows a Bay Area bagpipe player, just looking for a place to practice.

05/30/2013

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