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.

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MS-13 Gang Connected To Several Disappearances Of Young Girls In Md.

One of the nation’s most violent gangs is connected to a rash of kidnappings of young girls in our region, and likely, a murder. Authorities say they’re recruiting children as young as 11-years-old.



What’s Next for Teen Accused of Assaulting Classmates at Elite School?

WJZ is learning more about the sexual assault allegations that stunned many at Baltimore’s exclusive, private Friends School.



Contractor Accused Of Stealing NSA Documents Pleads Not Guilty

A former government contractor accused of stealing reams of top secret government documents has pleaded not guilty.


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Charging Document: Baltimore Co. Officer Spits and Kicks Suspect

Newly-obtained charging documents accuse a Baltimore County officer of spitting on a man and kicking him during an arrest and it was all captured on video.


Tonja Deshaun Chadwick (l) and Marco Jamal Holmes (r). (Courtesy: Baltimore Police Department)

Police Arrest Person Of Interest In Young Mother Murder

Baltimore Police have arrested a person of interest in the murder of 20-year old Tonja Chadwick.


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Howard Co. Executive Allan Kittleman Vows to Veto ‘Sanctuary’ Bill

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman vowed to veto a controversial bill the Council approved Monday that would make the county a safe haven for undocumented immigrants. The legislation passed by a slim 3-to-2 majority.


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CBS News Poll: Country Divided On Travel Ban, Trump

It’s been two weeks since President Donald Trump took office, and the country remains divided among partisan lines. The president’s actions have stirred passionate debate across Maryland, and the nation.


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Corrections Officer Killed in Del. Hostage Situation

One officer was killed after a hostage situation at a correctional facility in Delaware.



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Court battles loom and the acting attorney general lost her job for refusing to defend the ban.


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Report: City Schools Prepared To Lay Off 1,000 Employees

As a way to close a $130 million budget gap, Baltimore City schools are gearing up to lay off more than 1,000 employees.


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New Video Released; Questions Surround Motorcade’s Role In Fatal Wreck

Questions persist about a congressional motorcade that investigators say led to a deadly crash on a busy Maryland interstate Wednesday morning.


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State Prosecutor Alleges Mayor Pugh Took Out Improper Loan For Campaign

The state prosecutor is looking to an improper loan taken out by Mayor Catherine Pugh.



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