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

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NTSB: Probe Into Triple Fatal Frederick County Aircraft Crash Will Take A Year

The investigation is just beginning into the deadly midair collision between a small plane and helicopter at the airport in Frederick.

2 hours ago

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Father: White House Jumper Has Mental Health Issues

Yet another breach at the White House is once again raising questions about security there. WJZ learns the Harford County man taken down by Secret Service has a criminal past and a history of mental illness.

20 hours ago

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NTSB: Distracted Truck Driver Using Bluetooth Caused 2013 Fiery Train Derailment

Federal investigators find a distracted driver and lax safety regulations led to a train derailment and massive explosion in Baltimore County last year—and they say not enough has been done to stop it from happening again.

10/22/2014

Rodriquez Purnell was releases from Baltimore correctional custody Friday by mistake. Photo credit: MD Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Lawmaker Blasts Baltimore Murder Suspect’s Release

A massive search is on for a man charged with murder after corrections officials accidentally released him from a detention facility in downtown Baltimore.

10/21/2014

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Baltimore Police Partner With Justice Department To Stop Brutality

The U.S. Department of Justice has laid out its plan for an exhaustive investigation of the city police department that’s now underway in Baltimore.

10/20/2014

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Young Man Attacked On Federal Hill Shares Story Of Survival

In an instant, a young man’s life changed forever when a teenager attacked and tried to kill him as he walked to a friend’s house in Federal Hill.

10/17/2014

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MTA Police Chief Says Baltimore Train System Is Very Safe; Some Riders Disagree

Maryland transportation officials are telling the public that Baltimore’s metro system is safe after a video emerged that appears to show two younger men trying to push someone out of a moving train.

10/16/2014

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D.C. Rabbi & Towson Professor Charged With Voyeurism

One of the nation’s most respected rabbis appears in court, accused of placing a camera in the women’s shower area of a sacred bath. One of his alleged victims is speaking out.

10/15/2014

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Police Investigate Video Of Baltimore Train Fight

The MTA is finally speaking about a frightening attack on the subway in Baltimore where a man was nearly pushed off a moving train.

10/14/2014

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Balt. Police Still Trying To Solve McKenzie Elliott’s Murder

It’s been 74 days and counting. Police have yet to make an arrest in the murder of a three-year-old girl killed as she played on her porch in Baltimore—but are they getting closer?

10/13/2014

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Investigation: Balt. Police Brutality Settlements Cost Taxpayers $11.5M

The allegations revealed in a Baltimore Sun investigation. They involve people who suffered broken bones, head trauma and even death—allegedly after altercations with city police.

09/29/2014

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Suspect Back In Va. To Face Abduction Charges

Where is Hannah Graham? Investigators hope they can finally get some answers with the prime suspect now in their custody.

09/26/2014

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