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Mike is a native Californian, born in Los Angeles. But in the years just before Mike’s birth, his parents lived in Sacramento, made many friends here, and Mike spent a week of every summer as a child in Sacramento when the family would come to visit. He grew up on ice cream from Vic’s and Gunther’s and movies at the Crest and Tower.
After his father died when he was 8, he and his mother moved to Bishop, in the Owens Valley, where members of his extended family have lived since 1920.
He began his career in radio in Bishop when he was 15 and worked in San Luis Obispo and Ukiah before leaving California for Reno, where he spent seven years, and transitioned from radio to TV.
After a 30-year career in TV news in Reno, Las Vegas and Phoenix, Mike returned to radio doing traffic reports for several western cities and national newscasts for the iHeartRadio app.
In 2013, he came home to California, and worked as Morning News Editor for KFBK in Sacramento. In 2014, Mike was one of the winners of the Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Spot News Radio and the Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage. Over the next six years, he was promoted to Executive Producer, Managing Editor, Assistant News Director, News Director and Afternoon Co-Anchor.
Mike joined CapRadio in 2020 as interim anchor for both All Things Considered and Morning Edition and anchored special coverage of the 2020 election.
Mike has also been writing about cars since 1997 for outlets including the BBC and several AAA auto club magazines. Currently, his car reviews appear on his own website, MikeHagertyCars.com, and in the Los Altos Town Crier. Mike is Executive Vice President of Western Automotive Journalists, the guild for automotive writers in Northern California.
Mike’s passions include reading, writing, travel, history, nature, architecture, design, automobiles, politics, food, music, film, and theater.
Mike and his wife, Dr. Rhonda Hagerty, an educator, live in Folsom.
Interview: A Year After Being The First California School To Close Because Of COVID-19, Elk Grove Unified Superintendent Talks About What’s Next
March 8, 2021
In an interview with CapRadio’s Mike Hagerty, Elk Grove Unified School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman talked about what he’s learned since making the decision to close schools and how his district will adjust moving forward.
Business Journal: Despite Pandemic, Large Sports Bar Plans To Open In Sacramento’s Downtown Commons This Fall
February 27, 2021
It marks a sign of optimism for downtown Sacramento after a year of pandemic-related challenges.
February 19, 2021
Two recent examples of so-called “formula businesses” moving into the area, the sandwich shop Sourdough & Co. and a retail business called Therapy Stores, have faced ongoing challenges from opponents.
February 17, 2021
Limbaugh died on Wednesday of cancer at the age of 70. Few people knew who he was until he became an overnight success as a radio talk show host in Sacramento at KFBK from 1984 to 1988.
February 12, 2021
As the coronavirus pandemic has kept people indoors, many have turned to shopping online as a way to stay safe. According to the Sacramento Business Journal, the industrial sector is booming in Sacramento.
February 5, 2021
In their announcement, Arden Fair representatives said they've known this day was coming for more than five years.
February 5, 2021
Each year, hundreds of thousands of California families drop out of the CalFresh program, leading researchers to wonder why some forego the program. The latest research is showing that paperwork and bureaucracy could be the issue.
January 29, 2021
Sacramento’s market for office space has declined for the first year in nearly a decade as the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way people work.
January 22, 2021
With the shifting coronavirus restrictions in California, many local restaurants have had to make the hard decision to close over the past year. But some have survived due to support from the community.
January 15, 2021
The hotel will be the first Canopy by Hilton, a boutique luxury brand, in the Sacramento area. Plans for the hotel include a ground floor restaurant and bar, a rooftop lounge and apartments on the upper floors.