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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Report: NFL Ignored Warnings From Gov’t, Improperly Prescribed Painkillers To Players

A new report alleges the NFL ignored warnings from the federal government about improperly prescribing painkillers to players.


Days Removed From 2nd Anniversary Of Freddie Gray’s Death, Baltimore Takes Big Step Toward Police Reform

Today, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced the launch of the Baltimore Consent Decree website.


Md. Communities Face Controversial Question Of Sanctuary Status

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Witness Was In ‘Disbelief’ After Deadly Black Hawk Helicopter Crash

Authorities and military officials are still investigating what caused a Black Hawk helicopter to go crash into a Maryland golf course Monday afternoon.


Manhunt Expanded For Suspect In Facebook Killing Of 74-Year-Old Father Of 10

Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a man police say shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans.


Former Naval Academy Instructor Faces Jail Time In Sexual Misconduct Case

A sex scandal at the Naval Academy derailed the career of an instructor who is behind bars tonight.


Union Demanding Protective Vests For Baltimore First Responders

New Baltimore firefighter and medic union demands have placed a harsh spotlight on the security dangers first responders face.


BPD Commissioner On Hospitalized Suspect: ‘We Know Her Hair Was Braided… What Else Happened?’

What happened to a woman in Baltimore City Police custody that caused her to go unconscious in her cell after her arrest on Sunday?


NTSB Releases Recommendations Following Deadly MTA Bus, School Bus Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board has released their safety recommendation report following the deadly bus collision between a school bus and an MTA bus.


Questions Remain How a Woman Was Injured in Police Custody

What happened to a woman in Baltimore City Police custody that caused her to go unconscious in her cell a short time after her arrest on Sunday?


New Ethics Reforms Hope To Bring An End To Political Scandals

Several current and former Maryland lawmakers are in the spotlight after being connected to political scandals.


Judge Approves Baltimore PD-DOJ Consent Decree, Denies DOJ’s Request For Delay

U.S. District Judge James Bredar has approved the consent decree between the Baltimore Police Department and the Department of Justice.



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