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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As Freddie Gray Officer Trials Resume, Nero’s Fate To Be Decided By Judge

Officer Edward Nero’s fate will lie in the hands of the judge, not a jury.

05/10/2016

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Officer Trials In Freddie Gray Case Resume After Delays

An officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray is set to go to trial this week. Edward Nero, unlike Officer William Porter, is charged with misdemeanors and not felonies. His fate could lie in the hands of the judge and not a jury.

05/09/2016

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Votes Still Coming In From Board Of Elections; Results To Be Certified Monday

The numbers are still coming in. More than a week after the primary election, drama surrounds the Baltimore City mayoral race.

05/06/2016

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Dixon Says She Doesn’t Concede Election, Wants All Votes Counted

Activists are upset about what they’re calling voter irregularities. Now they’re putting pressure on Baltimore City election officials, who are still counting thousands of ballots.

05/03/2016

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Some Md. Voters Call For Removal Of Board Of Elections

Late-opening polls and problems with voter rolls and judges are just some of the issues that plagued Baltimore City polling places last week. Some fed-up voters have had enough and are calling for the removal of the entire Board of Elections.

05/02/2016

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WATCH: Suspect Wearing Fake Bomb Walks Into Baltimore TV Station

A man claiming to have a bomb strapped to his chest threatened a Baltimore TV station Thursday afternoon, and was later shot by police.

04/29/2016

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BPD Commissioner On Shot Teen’s BB Gun: ‘It’s An Absolute Identical Replica’

It was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department who shot a teenager carrying a replica handgun in Baltimore Wednesday.

04/28/2016

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U.S. Naval Academy Removes Instructor Implicated In Misconduct

There’s a growing scandal at the Naval Academy after a second instructor faces accusations of an inappropriate sexual relationship.

04/26/2016

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NTSB Releases Report On Fatal Mid-Air Collision

A horrific mid-air crash in Maryland killed three people. Now, almost a year and a half later, the NTSB is releasing a new report on how it unfolded.

04/25/2016

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D.C. Police Continue Search For Relisha Rudd Near National Arboretum

Where is Relisha Rudd? The little eight-year-old vanished more than two years ago. Now there is a new effort to find what happened to her.

04/06/2016

CHESTER, PA - APRIL 3:  Emergency personnel investigate the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Two people are confirmed dead after the lead engine of the train struck a backhoe that was on the track south of Philadelphia, according to published reports. Approximately 341 passengers and seven crew members were onboard the train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, according to Amtrak.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Officials: Amtrak Engineer Hit Brakes Seconds Before Crash

What went wrong? A train carrying more than 300 people crashed into a backhoe at 106 miles an hour on the busy Northeast corridor. It should never have happened. Strict federal guidelines regulate work being done on the tracks.

04/05/2016

CHESTER, PA - APRIL 3:  Emergency personnel investigate the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Two people are confirmed dead after the lead engine of the train struck a backhoe that was on the track south of Philadelphia, according to published reports. Approximately 341 passengers and seven crew members were onboard the train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, according to Amtrak.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

NTSB: Train Going 106 MPH In 110 MPH Zone

Amtrak said its trains will run as regularly scheduled Monday, as federal officials investigate the deadly derailment outside Philadelphia after a train struck heavy equipment on the tracks.

04/04/2016

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