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
Governor Martin O’Malley said he knew for months about the federal investigation into a gang’s criminal empire at the Baltimore City Detention Center and praised federal prosecutors. But now, correctional officers are slamming the state for a lack of staffing at the facility.
Twenty-five people, including 13 correctional officers have been charged in a federal sting. Two of those suspects—an inmate and a correctional officer whom he impregnated—had initial court appearances Monday afternoon.
A shootout between police and armed men in West Baltimore is the latest in a string of violent incidents shaking the community.
A police raid stuns a quiet neighborhood in Anne Arundel County. Detectives say they found dozens of high-powered weapons and the investigation also involved Baltimore City and federal authorities.
Tragedy at Baltimore City Hall. Police confirm the driver of an out-of-control car that crashed and killed a community leader is free. But will there be charges?
Police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man at the Inner Harbor.
Loved ones are looking for answers after a transgender woman was shot to death in East Baltimore. At this point, police say it’s too early to call it a hate crime.
A 15-year-old boy is arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Glen Burnie High School. Now a day later, school administrators are being praised for their fast action.
Courthouse East is closed due to a big mess: a burst water pipe.
Disgust and outrage in Harford County after naked pictures of high school girls are posted online. Now parents are being urged to talk to children about what they post on the Internet.
New developments in the case of a Baltimore City officer arrested for shooting a police recruit. The commissioner is now speaking about the impact of the tragedy.
A Baltimore City police officer is out on bail one day after being arrested for shooting a recruit during a training exercise.
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