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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New Details Emerge On The Suspect Who Gunned Down Two Deputies

As a community continues to mourn the loss of two Harford County deputies we’re learning more about the suspect.

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2 Veteran Sheriff’s Deputies Killed By 68-Year-Old Man In Md.

A community is in mourning, following the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies. We’re now learning more about the victims, the suspect and the events leading up to the violence.


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2 Deputies Killed In Shopping Center Shootout; Suspect Also Dead

Heavy hearts in Harford County. Chaos erupts inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime, spilling into the shopping center. Two two sheriff’s deputies are killed in the line of duty.


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Friend Says Slain Teen Talked Of Running Away With Defendant

New details are emerging about the Howard County teens charged with murdering 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. The victim’s friends are now revealing more about her secret life online.


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Outpouring Of Support For Woman Run Down In Fells Point

WJZ has obtained new police radio transmissions, showing how officers responded to a wild crash–caught on camera in Fells Point. The victim just went through surgery.


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Lawyer: ‘Serial’ Defense Crippled By Omission Of Witness

Explosive evidence, as a convicted killer fights for a new trial. Adnan Syed’s case drew worldwide attention when it became the subject of the hit podcast, “Serial.”


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Prosecutor Details How Va. Tech Students Plotted Stabbing

Plan to kill. Prosecutors reveal a detailed plot to murder a 13-year-old, as one of the two teenagers from Maryland charged in the killing breaks down in court.



Obama Visits U.S. Mosque, Says Impression Of Muslims Distorted

Welcoming President Obama back to Maryland. Wednesday he made his second visit to the Baltimore area in less than a week, and his first visit ever as president to a U.S. mosque.


Suspects in the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Police photo.

Virginia Tech Students Get Lawyers As Police Probe Teen’s Death

Those who know two former Howard County students charged in connection with the murder of a middle schooler are breaking their silence.



State of Emergency Lifted, Some Roads Still Snow-Covered

The governor has lifted the state of emergency in Maryland, yet it’s still tough to get around.



Frustrations Mount As Some Roads Remain Unplowed

While roads are passable, some four lane roads are down to two and turn lanes are blocked, which is leading to delays.


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Crews Piling Truckloads Of Snow At M&T Bank Stadium

Crews across the state are working as quickly as possible to clear the record snow from the blizzard of 2016, but there is still no estimate when all roads will be clear.



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