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
Legalized assisted suicide–it’s a controversial topic with passionate arguments on both sides. Now Maryland could again be at the forefront of the debate.
Lawyers for Orioles great Brooks Robinson say he’s no longer the same person after a traumatic fall at a casino in Florida–and they’re asking for almost $10 million in damages.
A data breach drew the nation’s attention to the University of Maryland. It exposed sensitive information, including Social Security numbers of hundreds of thousands of current and former students and employees, and it led to an FBI raid on the home of a software engineer in Baltimore County whose former employer contracted with the university.
Fireworks erupted on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon as a senator lashed out at the government for failing to secure the release of a Marylander imprisoned in Cuba. WJZ has covered Alan Gross’ nightmare since he was taken into custody more than four years ago.
Outrage, anger and allegations. A group of activists claims animals are living in deplorable conditions at Baltimore County’s animal shelter. Right now they are rallying, demanding change.
A wild scene stretching from Randallstown, Baltimore County to Northwest Baltimore. Police say a man shot his estranged wife and then took off.
Columbia mall shooter Darion Aguilar had a disturbing fascination with the Columbine High School massacre. That fascination grew in the weeks before he killed two employees at the mall.
Police paint a disturbing picture of Darion Aguilar. He’s the 19-year-old who killed two employees at a store at the Mall in Columbia.
Months after a deadly shooting at the Mall in Columbia, we could soon learn new critical details about that tragic day.
A Dundalk man — one of the FBI’s Most Wanted — will soon be brought back to Maryland to face charges he murdered his ex-wife and kidnapped his daughter.
Relief and joy. A little girl will soon be home after a nationwide search comes to an end. Authorities found Caitlyn Virts more than 400 miles from Baltimore in South Carolina.
The Amber Alert is over for 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts. She and her father, Timothy Virts, were just found in South Carolina–alive.