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
Right now, the closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center is well underway. And with it, there is uncertainty among family members.
A troubled jail is shut down. The governor makes a bold move and closes the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center.
A tearful plea from a pro golfer who is desperate to find his dad. Billy Hurley III calls Annapolis home and broke down during a press event for a major tournament.
Just-released emails reveal the extent of the confusion at City Hall as Baltimore burned during the April riots. But are we better prepared today?
A tragic night on the water. Now police are recreating the events the led up to a deadly boating accident near the Key Bridge. Two women are killed.
In 2012, Cal Ripken’s mother, Violet, was kidnapped from her home, before being found tied up in a car. Three years later, police have still made no arrests.
There are new images of the frightening day Baltimore burned. People jumped on police cars, setting them on fire and officers were under attack. What could have prevented it?
Sounds of chaos. WJZ has pored through hours of just-released radio transmissions that show just how bad conditions were for police as they tried to take control during the riots.
Summer was out in force this weekend with temperatures feeling as warm as 100 degrees.
The FBI is trying to piece together what motivated a 24-year-old man to go on a deadly rampage at a military reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The amount of money the nation’s largest police departments are paying to handle misconduct claims is surging.
A mystery four decades old is finally closer to being solved. An imprisoned sex offender is now charged with murder.