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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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.


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


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.



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.


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.


Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, delivers a keynote address during the 2014 Oracle Open World conference on September 28, 2014 in San Francisco. (Kimberly White/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Oracle’s Open World Creates Closed Streets, Traffic Tales Of Horror

You don’t need to be an oracle to have the foresight that traffic will be a bigger mess than usual this week in San Francisco, especially near Moscone Center where Oracle Open World is taking place.


A man shows a type of marijuana at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3 , 2012. A bicycle ride against drug trafficking and in favour of the legalization of self-cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes took place in Medellin on October 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

About The Bay: Harvest Time Is Here For California’s Marijuana Growers

It’s harvest season for the massive California marijuana industry but the quasi-legal status of the drug means the safety of those who grow and process it is always in question.


View of damaged aircrafts at the international airport of San Jose del Cabo, on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo Woman Among First To Be Evacuated From Hurricane-Devastated Los Cabos, Mexico

SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — A San Mateo woman on vacation in Cabo San Lucas considers herself among the lucky ones evacuated after Hurricane Odile knocked out services and left thousands of tourists stranded. Lauren […]


Tourists queue before boarding planes at the airport of San Jose del Cabo, on September 16, 2014 a day after hurricane Odile -- which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm -- knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Residents Struggle To Get Out Of Cabo San Lucas After Hurricane Odile

Bay Area travelers are among the thousands of vacationers trapped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico following Hurricane Odile’s path of destruction.


Fairfax Police cruisers. (CBS)

Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For Police

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.




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