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
The national spotlight will be back on Baltimore Wednesday, as a judge hears critical arguments that will impact the fate of six police officers. They’ll soon be on trial for the death of Freddie Gray.
The first day of school is in the books for thousands of students in Baltimore City, but some may not have their teacher yet.
Heartbreak in Baltimore. Flames rip through an apartment complex on Friday night killing a 4-year-old girl.
A new chapter for Penn North. Four months after unrest tore it apart, crews begin demolition of the looted and burned CVS drug store.
Are they ready for the worst? With the trial coming up for the six officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore City leaders reassured the community that they’re working to stop potential unrest.
WJZ brought you the breaking news Tuesday that Molly Shattuck could face new charges for her sexual relationship with her son’s underage friend. Wednesday, we caught up with Shattuck here in Baltimore.
Maryland became the first in the nation Tuesday to adopt guidelines against police profiling—they include race, as well as sexual orientation—and that led profile leaders to share their stories of being profiled.
Should trains get airport-style security? With a Papal visit next month and the increasing number of passengers along the Northeast Corridor, some say the rails are vulnerable soft targets. It’s also a concern after Americans thwarted a train attack in France.
Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has been sentenced after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.
Early Thursday a judge set bail for a Baltimore City Police Officer charged with attempted murder. The judge called the allegation against him “heinous and callous” after he allegedly shot a suspect, who wasn’t a threat,in the groin.
Baltimore surpasses the number of murders for all of last year, with more than four months to go. The dubious distinction comes as the mayor faces growing public criticism.
The mayor says Baltimore is part of a nationwide trend of increasing murder numbers. And we are learning more about the troubled story of one of the more than 200 people killed this year.