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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An Office of Human Rights report details ugly allegations against long-time Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald.
Police provide a new timetable into the death of a man just three days after his violent struggle with Baltimore County police.
More than a dozen police and government agencies in Maryland, including Baltimore, can send alerts to your cell phone that can turn an entire city or region into eyes and ears for investigators on the hunt for a terror suspect.
The discovery of pipe bombs outside an Elizabeth, New Jersey train station disrupted travel on Amtrak’s entire northeast corridor, impacting thousands of riders in Baltimore.
Police say they have found the body of a teenager wanted for stabbing two young family members, killing his ten-year-old sister.
A big step in the heated battle over air conditioning in Baltimore County schools.
Governor Hogan opens up about his own battle with cancer, while signing an executive order Thursday to combat the disease across the state.
With the general election looming, Baltimore leaders have taken steps to ensure less confusion at the polls after a messy primary in April.
Attorneys representing the family of Korryn Gaines filed a wrongful death suit Tuesday.
Increasingly, police are turning to social media in investigations. But how much access should they have to your private posts?
Sweltering heat ended the school day early again for hundreds of students in Baltimore City on Thursday.
Gov. Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s public schools will open their doors after Labor Day in future school years.