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
On alert. The investigation continues into the cold-blooeded murder of two New York City police officers and the gunman’s links to a crime in Baltimore County.
Michael Phelps–the most decorated Olympian–appears in a court room and enters a plea.
Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen only casually knew Alan Gross before Cubans imprisoned the aide worker, but he became intimately involved in the effort to free Gross.
Maryland native Alan Gross has landed at Andrews Air Force base after he was released from a Cuban prison.
Right now, Baltimore City officer Andrew Groman remains in stable condition as questions persist about whether the man accused of shooting him should have been on the streets. And there’s more controversy surrounding the commissioner’s comments.
Testimony continues. The alleged ringleader of the Black Guerilla Family gang, Tavon White, took the stand again Monday.
Mike Hellgren reports on a vigil and memorial service held Friday tonight for a mother and her two sons killed when a small jet crashed into their Gaithersburg home.
As the investigation continues into the cause of the tragedy, we are learning exactly how the six victims died.
Six people are confirmed dead after a small, private jet crashed into a Gaithersburg, Md. neighborhood, damaging several homes in the area. Three people on the plane and three residents inside the home—reportedly a mother and two small children—have died.
The I-95 express lanes from White Marsh into Baltimore opened for the first time Saturday morning.
Maryland’s governor-elect Larry Hogan travels to Washington and meets with the President and top leaders at the White House on Friday.
A new trial begins with a new judge, but the prosecution’s theory that Michael Johnson choked Phylicia Barnes after becoming sexually obsessed with her remains the same.