WJZ general assignment reporter Mike Hellgren came to Maryland’s News Station in the spring of 2004 from KARK-TV, an NBC affiliate station in Little Rock, Arkansas where he worked as a general assignment reporter, as well as fill-in anchor. Solid reporting credentials and a reputation for breaking important news stories characterized Mike’s work both there and at KTAL-TV, another NBC station in Shreveport, La. where he also was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.
He also worked as a reporter/producer/photographer for KLAX-TV, an ABC station in Alexandria, La. and started his career in broadcast journalism with a cable news program called First Edition News in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Mike holds a B.S. degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and grew up partly in Chicago and partly in Louisiana.
More Stories by Mike Hellgren
It was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department who shot a teenager carrying a replica handgun in Baltimore Wednesday.
There’s a growing scandal at the Naval Academy after a second instructor faces accusations of an inappropriate sexual relationship.
A horrific mid-air crash in Maryland killed three people. Now, almost a year and a half later, the NTSB is releasing a new report on how it unfolded.
Where is Relisha Rudd? The little eight-year-old vanished more than two years ago. Now there is a new effort to find what happened to her.
What went wrong? A train carrying more than 300 people crashed into a backhoe at 106 miles an hour on the busy Northeast corridor. It should never have happened. Strict federal guidelines regulate work being done on the tracks.
Amtrak said its trains will run as regularly scheduled Monday, as federal officials investigate the deadly derailment outside Philadelphia after a train struck heavy equipment on the tracks.
Computers at MedStar—the region’s second-largest healthcare provider—are still not back to normal four days after a cyber attack paralyzed them. It comes as the FBI warns about more dangerous attacks on the horizon.
New information after hackers take MedStar Health’s massive database hostage. The shutdown is still causing chaos, and there are fears there may be more attacks.
Under scrutiny–an officer’s actions during a chaotic ambush in Prince George’s County. Police are looking at what led him to shoot his colleague and whether it could have been prevented.
Police may never be able to satisfactorily explain why a man with a death wish shot at drivers and police officers outside a police station in suburban Maryland while his brothers filmed the firefight on their cellphones, the county’s police chief said.
A big undercover bust led to almost two dozen arrests in west Baltimore. Authorities say it’s part of their continuing crackdown on drug gangs in areas that have seen surges in violence.
Baltimore will soon become the largest police force in America equipped with body cameras—but there are concerns about how they’ll be used in police investigations.