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
A student whose fatal stabbing in Maryland is being investigated as a possible hate crime was remembered at his funeral as fun and sometimes mischievous, a person whom friends called on when they needed help.
Two men already charged in connection with a noose found outside a Maryland middle school are now facing hate crime charges.
What was supposed to be a day for celebration became a day to remember, as a Bowie State University student being killed in College Park.
The FBI is investigating a fatal stabbing at the University of Maryland in College Park as a possible hate crime after investigators found ties to a racist Facebook group.
The spread of a dangerous synthetic drug is posing new dangers for first responders.
One of the most promising leads to solving the almost 50-year-old murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik has gone cold.
Lawyers for a son who murdered his father fought to get his guilty plea thrown out Tuesday morning in a controversial Harford County case.
New details are out about a Maryland political office that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaigns of national and local lawmakers, as new reaction emerges from Maryland Governor Hogan.
WJZ’s investigator Mike Hellgren spoke with Maryland lawmakers regarding Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.
Four students who were at a party broken up by Baltimore Police near Johns Hopkins Sunday night were hospitalized and treated with Narcan.
A former Episcopal bishop who struck and killed a cyclist while driving drunk in Baltimore was denied early release from her seven-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors have dropped charges against the teens charged with raping a fellow student in a Maryland high school bathroom.