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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.
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.
January 8, 2021
Developers have filed plans with the city of Sacramento for new projects within the area known as The Shops, which includes historic buildings that date back to the late 19th and early 20th century.
December 31, 2020
If you’ve noticed what looks like upside-down traffic cones stuck to the underside of freeway overpasses in the Sacramento area, they're actually a way to protect birds and bats during Caltrans construction projects.
December 18, 2020
Now nearly a year into the pandemic, many business owners are starting to see the unique ways the pandemic has changed the way the economy functions. For some, it’s changed in surprisingly good ways.
December 11, 2020
The town of Loomis approved a Costco to be built on the border of Loomis and Rocklin, much to the chagrin of Rocklin. The city has sued Loomis in hopes of rescinding approval of the huge Costco store due to traffic and tax issues.
December 3, 2020
CapRadio spoke with Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc., who says several factors drove this year's turnout.
November 20, 2020
CapRadio spoke with Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease specialist at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, who said the curfew will only impact a small number of people.
November 20, 2020
The new curfew for purple counties in California is now just one more challenge for local restaurants and businesses in the state. CapRadio’s Mike Hagerty spoke with Sacramento Business Journal’s Sonya Sorich about what this means for the industry.
Business Journal: Downtown Sacramento Business Leaders Send Letter To Mayor Over Public Safety Concerns
October 23, 2020
Recently, 59 Sacramento business leaders sent a signed letter to Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s office to warn local leaders about the “growing anxiety over public safety, cleanliness and other quality of life issues” in downtown.