News 93.1 KFBK's Mike Hagerty is a native Californian. Born in Los Angeles, raised from age nine in the Eastern High Sierra, Mike's broadcasting career began at age 15 in Bishop, and took him to San Luis Obispo, Ukiah, and then out of state to Reno, Las Vegas and Phoenix before coming back home to a city he’d never actually lived in before. "My mom and dad lived in Sacramento for many years before moving to L.A., and had a lot of friends here that we'd come back to visit. As a kid, I'd spend a week of most summers here in Sacramento. I grew up on movies at the Crest and ice cream at Gunther's and Vic's. Because of that, Sacramento has always felt like home."
Since arriving at KFBK in late 2013, Mike has been Editor of the KFBK Morning News, Managing Editor, Assistant News Director and News Director. And since the fall of 2016, Mike’s been co-host and co-anchor of the KFBK Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal.
In addition to covering every presidential election since 1980, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the O.J. Simpson trial, Mike has been an automotive journalist for more than 20 years. You can hear his automotive news and car reviews Monday through Thursday at 4:52 on The KFBK Afternoon News, plus read and watch more on his page at KFBK.com.
"The fascination with cars is genetic, I think. My dad loved them so much, he bought a gas station when he lived here in Sacramento, just so he could be around cars all day. That’s not exactly a business plan, but passion counts."
Mike and his wife Rhonda (also a native Californian, with a PhD from U.C. Davis) live in Folsom with their miniature Schnauzer. Between them, they have four grown children. Mike and Rhonda are avid travelers and love the outdoors, museums, movies, live theater and musical performances and great Northern California food and wine and locally-brewed beer.