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 new U.S. attorney general launches a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department. The decision comes weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Will the charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case stick?
Putting the city back together. Baltimore is continuing to recover.
One week after riots and violence rocked the city, Baltimore looks toward the future.
The spark of the massive protests underway in Baltimore and the unrest that rocked the city earlier this week was the April 12 arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Baltimore is still under a state of emergency days after violence erupts in the city.
Terrible tragedy. New details about the victims of a fire at an Annapolis mansion. Firefighters say they have found a fifth victim in the ruins.
Somber discovery. Search crews find the bodies of two more people missing following a massive mansion fire that leaves two more victims unaccounted for.
A very tense situation unfolded on Wednesday afternoon in the heart of Towson. An armed robbery took place inside a popular toy store and several people were inside.
Right now, many are dealing with the aftermath of a flash freeze that paralyzed parts of Maryland Sunday morning.
Bishop Heather Cook surrenders to police after being indicted on charges after she struck and killed a cyclist in Roland Park.
New developments in the Ray Rice scandal: who knew what and when. The NFL releases the findings of its own independent investigation.