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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Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is opening up about the revelation of a controversial aerial surveillance program over Baltimore.


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The Black Guerilla Family is behind hundreds of murders in Baltimore City and remains a top priority of police and prosecutors.


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Mosby’s Lawyers Respond To Suit Filed By 5 Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Case

For the first time, attorneys for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby are responding to the lawsuit against her.



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CBS Baltimore–08/08/2016



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