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
An ambitious plan for Baltimore’s crown jewel — the Inner Harbor. The city wants to add pizzaz to the popular tourist attraction, but the plan is coming with a hefty price.
Desperation in the Philippines. Millions of residents are struggling to survive after Typhoon Haiyan left much of the area in ruins. Aid is slowly starting to arrive.
The Towson area is on high alert after two violent attacks on students from Towson University and Goucher College in just two days. Police are worried for the victims’ safety — with those behind the terror at large right now.
Movement in the case of a truck driver who crashed into a car and sent it off the Bay Bridge. That man has pleaded guilty for his role in the crash.
It’s expensive, runs at more than 300 miles an hour and has the power to transform the East Coast.
In a stunning new development, WJZ learns there may be as many as 9,000 victims of a Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly videotaping his patients during exams.
A vicious cyberbullying case in Anne Arundel County is the talk of the community. It’s a story we’ve covered extensively. Eleven students now face punishment.
Another corrections officer enters a guilty plea Wednesday for her involvement in the sophisticated contraband smuggling operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center that drew national attention to Maryland.
The government of a Delaware beach town is warning homeowners that they can face penalties if underage drinking or other offenses occur inside their homes after a photo surfaced of gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Doug Gansler at a senior week party.
New developments in the high-profile sexual assault case at the Naval Academy. Two midshipmen will face a court-martial, while charges will be dropped against a third.
The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says two of three midshipmen should face a court-martial in a sexual assault case.
Two post office managers are charged with running a scam, using their jobs to block the postal service out of tens of thousands of dollars.