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
One of the nation’s most violent gangs is connected to a rash of kidnappings of young girls in our region, and likely, a murder. Authorities say they’re recruiting children as young as 11-years-old.
WJZ is learning more about the sexual assault allegations that stunned many at Baltimore’s exclusive, private Friends School.
A former government contractor accused of stealing reams of top secret government documents has pleaded not guilty.
Newly-obtained charging documents accuse a Baltimore County officer of spitting on a man and kicking him during an arrest and it was all captured on video.
Baltimore Police have arrested a person of interest in the murder of 20-year old Tonja Chadwick.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman vowed to veto a controversial bill the Council approved Monday that would make the county a safe haven for undocumented immigrants. The legislation passed by a slim 3-to-2 majority.
It’s been two weeks since President Donald Trump took office, and the country remains divided among partisan lines. The president’s actions have stirred passionate debate across Maryland, and the nation.
One officer was killed after a hostage situation at a correctional facility in Delaware.
President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and others from seven Muslim-majority countries has families in fear.
Court battles loom and the acting attorney general lost her job for refusing to defend the ban.
As a way to close a $130 million budget gap, Baltimore City schools are gearing up to lay off more than 1,000 employees.
Questions persist about a congressional motorcade that investigators say led to a deadly crash on a busy Maryland interstate Wednesday morning.
The state prosecutor is looking to an improper loan taken out by Mayor Catherine Pugh.