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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Md. Gymnastics Instructor Charged With Distrubuting Child Pornography

A respected Howard County gymnastics coach is behind bars, charged with some very upsetting crimes. Police say they found tens of thousands of images of child pornography at his home.

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Officer Cleared In Freddie Gray’s Death, Prosecutor Criticized

Baltimore police have announced sweeping changes, as the major players in the prosecution look to their next move in court.



Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty On All Charges

Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty on all counts by a Baltimore judge.


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TSA Revamps Training After Damning Report

After a damning report last year found airport screeners missed a staggering 95% of suspicious items, the TSA has now revamped training.



Verdict In Officer Nero’s Trial Expected Monday

Attention will focus on a Baltimore courtroom Monday when a judge is expected to render the first verdict in the case of Freddie Gray more than a year after his death in police custody.


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Judge In Freddie Gray-Officer Trial Grills Prosecutors

Closing arguments in the case against Officer Edward Nero are now complete. The judge is expected to deliver his verdict on Monday morning.



Defense Rests In Nero Trial, Verdict To Come On Monday

The defense has rested its case in the trial of Officer Edward Nero, the second officer to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.


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Defense Makes Case in the Trial for Officer in Gray Death

The case of Officer Edward Nero is nearing a conclusion. The defense will be calling its final witnesses Wednesday.


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Officer In Freddie Gray Case Testifies Against Colleague

The prosecution has rested in the trial of Officer Edward Nero. Nero is one of six officers facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The closure in court comes after fellow Officer Garrett Miller was forced to take the stand as a witness.



Edward Nero Trial Continues Friday, More Witnesses to be Called

Key evidence was presented in the second day of Officer Edward Nero’s trial on Friday. A recorded interview was played in court.


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Nero Wasn’t Involved In Gray’s Arrest, Defense Attorney Says

A number of witnesses took the stand Thursday, as the trial got underway for Baltimore police officer Edward Nero.


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MTA Bus Driver Beaten And Bloodied While Shocked Passengers Watch

A vicious attack on an MTA bus. A female driver was assaulted, beaten and bloodied while passengers were on board.



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