Mike Hellgren

Hellgren Mike175x131 (2)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.

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Pugh Aide Indicted For Illegal Campaign Donations

Just days from being sworn in as a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates, a former campaign aide for Mayor Pugh faces charges he violated election law.


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BWI Addresses Security Concerns Amid Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

A deadly shooting in the baggage claim of a busy Fort Lauderdale Airport that left several injured and five people dead. Now, there are new concerns on what’s being done to keep people safe in airports.



BPD Commish: Attrition Skyrocketed After Freddie Gray, But Changes Coming In 2017

Baltimore’s police commissioner says he will add 100 officers to patrol duties, shifting officers in neighborhoods around Baltimore City by the end of the month.


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Union: Baltimore City Police in ‘Crisis’ Due to Officer Shortage

Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers.



Report Recommends Sanctions Against Baltimore Judge Alfred Nance

A scathing report from the commission that regulates Maryland’s judiciary recommends sanctions against Baltimore Judge Alfred Nance for “conduct that was prejudicial to the proper administration of justice.”


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NTSB Investigates NYC Rail Crash; 100 Suffer Minor Injuries

Officials say around three dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road either hit something or derailed.



Delaware Man Injured In Deadly Istanbul Attack Heads Home

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Istanbul that killed 39 people and injured dozens more, including a Delaware man.


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Local Sound Company’s Connection To Mariah Carey’s NYE Performance

Dick Clark Productions is hitting back against Mariah Carey’s claim it sabotaged her live performance on its “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special.


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Russian Diplomats Leave Eastern Shore Estate After Sanctions From President Over Election Hacking

Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were shut down by the Obama administration Friday in retaliation for Moscow’s cyber-meddling in the presidential election.


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Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Chesterstown

A Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Deputy was shot early Thursday morning.


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GoFundMe Page Started To Support Family Of Fuel Tanker Driver Clinton Worrell

Baltimore fuel truck driver Clinton Worrell died in an icy crash earlier in the month. But now, a fellow driver from Illinois, who never knew Worrell, has raised more than $14,000 dollars for the deceased driver’s family.



Driver Of Tanker That Crashed On Icy I-95 Identified By MDTA

The man who died when the tanker he was driving slid out of control on an icy I-95 and fell off a bridge last weekend has been identified.



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