Mike Hellgren

Hellgren Mike175x131 (2)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

Funeral Held For Student Slain At The University Of Maryland

A student whose fatal stabbing in Maryland is being investigated as a possible hate crime was remembered at his funeral as fun and sometimes mischievous, a person whom friends called on when they needed help.

05/26/2017

2 Accused Of Putting Noose At School Face Hate Crime Charges

Two men already charged in connection with a noose found outside a Maryland middle school are now facing hate crime charges.

05/25/2017

Slain Bowie St. Student Honored At Ceremony Where He Was To Graduate

What was supposed to be a day for celebration became a day to remember, as a Bowie State University student being killed in College Park.

05/23/2017

Suspect In Deadly UMD Stabbing ‘Absolute Danger To Community’; Bail Denied

The FBI is investigating a fatal stabbing at the University of Maryland in College Park as a possible hate crime after investigators found ties to a racist Facebook group.

05/22/2017

Carfentanil Death Toll Increasing, Causing Problems For First Responders

The spread of a dangerous synthetic drug is posing new dangers for first responders.

05/19/2017

Promising Lead Goes Cold In Sister Cathy Case After DNA Comparison

One of the most promising leads to solving the almost 50-year-old murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik has gone cold.

05/18/2017

Lawyers Want Guilty Plea Thrown Out For Son Accused In Dad’s Murder

Lawyers for a son who murdered his father fought to get his guilty plea thrown out Tuesday morning in a controversial Harford County case.

05/16/2017

Md. Political Consulting Firm Raided By FBI For GOP Fundraising Operations

New details are out about a Maryland political office that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaigns of national and local lawmakers, as new reaction emerges from Maryland Governor Hogan.

05/12/2017

Md. Lawmakers React To Firing of Former FBI Director James Comey

WJZ’s investigator Mike Hellgren spoke with Maryland lawmakers regarding Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.

05/11/2017

4 Treated For Overdose After Student Party Near Johns Hopkins

Four students who were at a party broken up by Baltimore Police near Johns Hopkins Sunday night were hospitalized and treated with Narcan.

05/10/2017

Former Baltimore Bishop Who Killed Cyclist Denied Early Release

A former Episcopal bishop who struck and killed a cyclist while driving drunk in Baltimore was denied early release from her seven-year prison sentence.

05/09/2017

Rape Charges Dropped Against Teens In Rockville HS Case

Prosecutors have dropped charges against the teens charged with raping a fellow student in a Maryland high school bathroom.

05/05/2017

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