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


Calm At BWI This Thanksgiving, Despite Worldwide Travel Alert

Americans remain on alert worldwide for terror threats. Even with those fears, travel this Thanksgiving went smoothly in the air.


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Judge: Freddie Gray Jurors Won’t Be Sequestered During 1st Trial

A Baltimore judge has determined that the jurors in the Freddie Gray case will not be sequestered, but will remain anonymous.



U.S. Muslims Face Backlash After Paris Attacks

World on alert. Terrorists kill hostages in a hotel siege overseas, as the FBI monitors dozens of possible extremists here at home. Now, in this tense climate, the growing backlash against one Maryland community.


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Officer William Porter To Take Stand In Freddie Gray Trial

Less than two weeks until the trial is set to begin for the first Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. It will be one of the biggest trials in Baltimore history.


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Washington College Closed Through Thanksgiving As Search Continues For Student

WJZ learns the FBI has joined the search for a missing Washington College student, who may be armed and dangerous. Now, the school decides to stay closed for the next week and a half.


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2 Young Men Latest Gunned Down In Baltimore City Violence

Police say they know the core people who are behind the violence in Baltimore–so why are they still on the streets? It’s a key question after the murders of two promising young men this week.


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FBI Says Md. Man Is Behind Biggest Online Banking Theft Yet

The Justice Department calls it the largest theft of data from bank customers in history. Now we’re learning more about the Maryland native accused in a hacking plot that spans the globe.


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New Push For Seat Belts In Maryland School Buses

School buses transport children in Maryland tens of thousands of miles each year–but most don’t have seat belts–even though federal regulators say they save lives. Could this change and become a law in Maryland?



Police Still Looking For Man Wanted In Crash That Killed Baby

Police continue to look for a man who walked right out of Shock Trauma Wednesday after he allegedly injured an officer and caused a crash that killed a baby.


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Man Wanted In Death Of Baby Released From Hospital Before Charges Filed

Police say Wayne Green caused the accident that killed one-year-old Jeremaih Perry. Now there is growing anger about why he was released from the hospital just before he was to be charged in the death.


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Suspected Drunk Driver Caused Crash Killing 1-Year-Old Boy

A police pursuit of a suspected drunk driver ends with a one-year-old dead. The infant’s family is demanding answers about how it happened. Should those kinds of chases continue?



Last Section Of Wayward Blimp To Be Removed Over Weekend

For the first time, we’re hearing police and firefighters scramble as the military blimp wreaks havoc. It’s a situation some Maryland authorities warned about. And now, many want to know how this could have happened.



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