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 role of a high-ranking local religious leader in the death of a cyclist has stirred strong emotions and criticism of her church.
The investigation continues into the fatal bike accident that took the life of 41-year-old Tom Palermo.
There’s new information about the driver behind the wheel of an accident that killed a cyclist in north Baltimore. She’s a high-ranking member of the Episcopal Church—who once pleaded guilty in a DUI case.
Authorities say that a man with a history of mental illness poured gasoline down the stairs of his mother’s home and waited before warning a family with a toddler living in the basement to get out.
The new lawsuit claims detective Joe Crystal faced intimidation and harassment after blowing the whistle on fellow officers’ misconduct on the job.
We’re following new developments in a gunman’s rampage that began in Maryland and ended with the murders of two police officers in New York City. His ex-girlfriend’s condition has just been upgraded.
On alert. The investigation continues into the cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers and the gunman’s links to a crime in Baltimore County.
Michael Phelps–the most decorated Olympian–appears in a court room and enters a plea.
Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen only casually knew Alan Gross before Cubans imprisoned the aide worker, but he became intimately involved in the effort to free Gross.
Maryland native Alan Gross has landed at Andrews Air Force base after he was released from a Cuban prison.
Right now, Baltimore City officer Andrew Groman remains in stable condition as questions persist about whether the man accused of shooting him should have been on the streets. And there’s more controversy surrounding the commissioner’s comments.
Testimony continues. The alleged ringleader of the Black Guerilla Family gang, Tavon White, took the stand again Monday.