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

WASHINGTON, USA - APRIL 27: Police line up outside Mondawmin Mall during riots in Baltimore, USA on April 27, 2015. Protests following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody have turned violent with people throwing debris at police and media and burning cars and businesses. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Widespread Support For DOJ Investigation Of Baltimore Police

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.

05/08/2015

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Officer’s Claim That Freddie Gray Arrest Was Legal Could Affect Case

Will the charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case stick?

05/06/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 25: Police in riot gear stand guard at Camden Yard during a march in honor of Freddie Gray on April 25, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side on April 12. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reforming Baltimore Police Will Be Time-Consuming, Costly

Putting the city back together. Baltimore is continuing to recover.

05/05/2015

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Marilyn Mosby Denies Conflict Of Interest In Freddie Gray Investigation

One week after riots and violence rocked the city, Baltimore looks toward the future.

05/04/2015

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Freddie Gray’s Family Says They Want Justice In His Death

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.

05/02/2015

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Police Continue Efforts To Keep Calm In the City As 3rd Night Of Curfew Ahead

Baltimore is still under a state of emergency days after violence erupts in the city.

04/30/2015

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Another Victim Found In Annapolis Mansion Fire; 1 Person Still Unaccounted For

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.

01/23/2015

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2 More Bodies Recovered In Annapolis Mansion Fire

Somber discovery. Search crews find the bodies of two more people missing following a massive mansion fire that leaves two more victims unaccounted for.

01/22/2015

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Suspect In Custody After Armed Robbery Incident At Towson Toy Store

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.

01/21/2015

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Maryland Deals With Aftermath Of Sunday’s Freeze

Right now, many are dealing with the aftermath of a flash freeze that paralyzed parts of Maryland Sunday morning.

01/19/2015

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Md. Bishop Charged In Death Of Cyclist Tom Palermo

Bishop Heather Cook surrenders to police after being indicted on charges after she struck and killed a cyclist in Roland Park.

01/09/2015

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Report: NFL Officials Didn’t See Ray Rice In-Elevator Video

New developments in the Ray Rice scandal: who knew what and when. The NFL releases the findings of its own independent investigation.

01/08/2015

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