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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Body Cameras

Baltimore Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras In May

Baltimore will soon become the largest police force in America equipped with body cameras—but there are concerns about how they’ll be used in police investigations.



Two Officers Charged After A Video Catches Student Being Slapped

A Baltimore schools police officer has been charged after cellphone video surfaced showing him slapping and kicking a teen at a school.


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Man Who Gunned Down DPW Co-Worker Appears In Court

The man accused of gunning down a Baltimore Public Works employee appears in court on Monday.


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Search Continues For DPW Employee Accused Of Killing Coworker

The man who shot his coworker at a Baltimore City Department of Public Works facility remains on the loose, and police believe he’s armed.



Deadly Shooting Inside DPW Facility Latest Instance Of Workplace Violence

The shocking sound of gunfire inside a city Department of Public Works facility–an argument turns to murder. Police are looking for the gunman.


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BPD Investigating After City Schools Officer Caught Slapping Student

Baltimore City police say they will be handling the criminal investigation into the disturbing video of a city school officer slapping an d kicking a student.


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Strong Opinions Voiced After Mount St. Mary’s President Resigns

The furor at one of America’s oldest Catholic universities makes national headlines after the school’s controversial president tried to push out poor-performing freshmen.


Ronald Hamilton

Court Docs: Man Confesses To Killing Wife, Va. Officer

An Army staff sergeant charged with killing his wife and a northern Virginia police officer who was on her first day on the job is set to appear in court.



Maryland Air National Guard Will Soon Deploy To Fight ISIS

There are some powerful new fighters in the war on ISIS. Maryland’s Air National Guard will soon begin deploying overseas, along with their powerful A10 attack jets.



Burning Tractor Trailer Filled With Tires Snarls Traffic On I-83

Normally a single vehicle fire in the middle of the night does not affect traffic that much, but the fire on I-83 near the Pennsylvania line was anything but normal.



Cleanup Underway After Md. Flash Flooding, Va. Deadly Tornadoes

Assessing the damage. Cleanup is now underway after deadly tornadoes, severe flooding and record setting rainfall slammed Maryland and much of the East Coast.


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6 UMd. Students Robbed Inside College Park Dormitory

Frightening moments at the University of Maryland. Police are searching for two men who somehow got inside a dorm on the College Park campus and robbed students at gunpoint.




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