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
Maryland leaders continue to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid icon and his nation’s first black president died Thursday at the age of 95.
Stunning new revelations about wide-ranging surveillance by the NSA. The government is amassing a staggering amount of information from cell phones, and that’s drawing sharp criticism from privacy advocates.
Police have combed through mounds of trash and their investigation is continuing after a 911 caller said a mother dumped her newborn in West Baltimore.
A 17-year-old says she was assaulted on Black Friday at the Victoria’s Secret in Annapolis Mall.
Many of you are going online for Cyber Monday deals. In the future, you could have those purchases in minutes… using drones. It’s part of an ambitious new plan from Amazon.
A staggering number of dangerous weapons are confiscated at BWI Marshall Airport every day. That problem is facing increased scrutiny after the recent murder of a TSA agent in Los Angeles.
Flu cases are on the rise across Maryland, and for some that can be deadly.
A dramatic rise in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military has lawmakers taking action. Some Senators are backing sweeping changes to how those cases are prosecuted.
A candidate for governor wants to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and she’s drawing passionate reaction.
Police have made an arrest in the stabbing of a Towson student who was robbed near campus.
Crime on camera. WJZ first showed you the frightening surveillance video of a violent group of robbers. Police say they are responsible for more than a dozen crimes.
Three men are now in custody and may be connected to more than a dozen robberies in Baltimore County. They could be responsible for violent confrontations with students from Towson University and Goucher College.