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
A former Baltimore City detective says his work environment became unbearable after he testified against two officers convicted in misconduct cases. He’s speaking for the first time since he quit his job.
An Eastern Shore teacher is placed on leave after authorities discovered a graphic novel about a school shooting, what they describe as a manifesto and a model of a school in his backyard—but is he being unfairly targeted?
A Baltimore City police detective who claims he’s been intimidated on the job is leaving the force. He says he’s been harassed since testifying against fellow officers who were convicted in a misconduct case.
The investigation continues into Maryland’s troubled health exchange. A top contractor who built the website says a federal agency looking into the problems has now asked for internal documents.
A Maryland Congressman says subpoenas are being issued in a federal investigation into Maryland’s health exchange. He believes there was fraud in the system that cost taxpayers millions but didn’t work right at the start.
Police are increasingly using drones in high risk situations but some fear a loss of privacy and say law enforcement is going too far.
The Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police is raising some eyebrows after making a substantial donation to the defense fund of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
A wild police chase from Harford County into Baltimore County ends with a man dying after being tased and placed in handcuffs.
Brutal stabbing. A man is robbed and attacked by a group of teens riding mopeds in Federal Hill.
Stricter sanctions. In the wake of the Ray Rice scandal, the NFL is eying tougher penalties for players for players connected to domestic violence.
Six people are injured–including two officers and two children– in a collision involving a police cruiser in Northeast Baltimore.
An eye-opening new report reveals drinking is widespread on Maryland college campuses, with almost half of students binge-drinking once a month.