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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Md. National Guard Performed More Than 100 Missions During Storm

The National Guard performed an invaluable service during the storm–getting first responders where they needed to be–and rescuing stranded drivers.



Gov. Hogan Warns Cleanup From Storm Will Take Days

Gov. Larry Hogan warned that cleanup and recovery from the weekend’s historic snowstorm will take days, and urged Maryland residents to continue to stay off the roads.


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Maryland Officials Tell Residents To Stay Off Roads

The snow has stopped falling in Maryland, but city and state leaders are urging residents to stay off the roads and prepare for possible power outages.


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State Officials: Stay Off The Roads

Maryland MEMA is monitoring the storm as it moves through the state.



Judge Won’t Make Porter Testify In 3 Trials In Freddie Gray’s Death

A judge rules Officer William Porter does not have to testify for the prosecution against three of his fellow officers.


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Report: Jurors In Porter Trial Were 1 Vote Away From Acquittal

Breaking down the deadlock. New revelations about just how divided the jury was in the Officer Porter trial.


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Grant To Help Schools’ Recovery Effort After Baltimore Riots

The scars of the riots and violence are still painful in West Baltimore, where five schools — including Freddie Gray’s elementary school — received money for social workers and psychologists.


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3rd Teen Admits To Stabbing Man Biking Home From Work

Robert Ponsi was murdered just days before his 30th birthday, sparking outrage and a search for answers. Three suspects are now in custody, but police are looking for more.


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Court Of Special Appeals Sets Hearing Date For March 4

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals sets a new date to decide if Officer William Porter will be forced to testify against his co-defendants in the Freddie Gray case.


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Trial On Hold For 2nd Officer Charged In Death Of Freddie Gray

An indefinite delay for the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson. He faces the most serious charges of the six city police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.


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Officer Porter’s Attorney Files Injuction On Judge’s Decision He Must Testify

Lawyers for Officer William Porter are fighting a judge’s ruling that Porter must testify against other officers involved in the Freddie Gray case.



Judge To Force Porter To Testify, Denies Change Of Venue, Jury Sequestration In Goodson Trial

Uncharted territory. Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial is just days away. And now, Officer Porter may be the star witness.




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