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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

Baltimore Man Arrested For Firing Gun During Charlottesville Rally

A man from Baltimore is now in custody, accused of firing a gun into a crowd of people during heated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.


City Judges Say They Won’t Attend Governor’s Meeting On Crime Fight

 With murders in Baltimore surging, city judges say they want to stay out of politics and will not attend the closed-door gathering with the governor and other key players in the crime fight.


Police: Nothing Questionable About Bodycam Video

Baltimore’s police commissioner says there is nothing questionable about an officer recorded on a body camera apparently re-enacting the discovery of drugs.


2 Missing Sailors From Navy Destroyer Collision Are From Maryland

Two of the nine sailors missing since a Navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore Monday are from Maryland.


Baltimore Mayor, Commissioner Discuss Crime Plan Amid Record-Shattering Violence

Baltimore remains on pace for more murders than ever before. Wednesday, the mayor outlined new federal and state help to stem the shootings, while the police commissioner urged patience.


Are Arrest Quotas Leading To Questionable Behavior On Bodycam Video?

More than 500 cases have now been impacted by investigations into Baltimore Police Department officers’ actions caught on body cameras.


Chaos Erupts In Court Hearing For Man Accused Of Killing Sister, Cousins

A man accused of killing his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins has been ordered held without bond pending a mental competency hearing.


Md. County May Be Changing Body Cam Policy After Man Fatally Shot By Off-Duty Officer

Across the country, it is rare that officers are mandated to wear body cameras while working secondary jobs in uniform.


Officer Investigated For Possible Evidence Tampering Gives His Account Of Events

New revelations in the scandal surrounding body camera video, and whether Baltimore Police Department officers planted evidence.


Cleanup Continues After ‘Unusual’ Tornadoes Hit Eastern Shore

Still reeling from tornadoes, people in two Eastern Shore communities are assessing the damage and beginning to rebuild.


NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Touched Down In Salisbury

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Salisbury Monday, which caused major damage to the area.


Tornado Touches Down In Salisbury Amid Major Storm Damage

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Salisbury after strong winds and heavy rain struck the eastern shore.




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