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.

More Stories by Mike Hellgren

Record Numbers Expected For Busy Summer Holiday Weekend Travel

People across Maryland are hitting the roads in record numbers this long Fourth of July weekend.


Construction Workers Recovering From Work Zone Crashes

Several construction workers are still recovering, after a series of crashes in work zones around the area.


President Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban Back In Effect

President Trump’s travel ban goes into effect Thursday. The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated it earlier this week. 


Immigrant Advocates Claim More Businesses Being Targeted After Restaurant Employment Incident

After more than 30 workers at Baltimore’s Boathouse Restaurant quit their jobs hours after immigration officials demanded their employment eligibility verification; managers turned over forms, known as I-9’s, to the federal government.


Baltimore Restaurant Owner Says 30 Employees Left Due To ICE Crackdown

The owner of one of Canton’s most popular waterfront restaurants says more than 30 immigrant workers left in fear last week.


Md. State Police Looking For Suspect In Road Rage Incident

Maryland State Police are investigating a hit and run crash and alleged assault on I-95 that ended with a man being run over.


Baltimore Business Owners Take Action In Lawsuit Following 2015 Riots

Dozens of business owners are suing Baltimore because they said city leadership failed to protect them and their property during the 2015 riots.


Cleanup Underway After Steam Pipe Explosion In Downtown Baltimore

A massive clean up effort is underway in downtown Baltimore after a steam pipe explosion Tuesday evening.


Confirmed Tornado Touched Down In Maryland

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Maryland.


3 Suspects In Death Of 2 Montgomery Co. Students Appear In Court

The mystery surrounding the brutal murders of two Maryland high school students continues to unravel. The three suspects charged in the shocking crimes faced a judge for the first time since their arrest.


Scalise Still In Recovery As Authorities Track Shooter’s Path

As Congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized, there is a clearer picture of the gunman’s troubled past and his trail of bitterness is coming into view.


Scalise Has More Surgery As Authorities Track Shooter’s Path

The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game.




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