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 teen is shot in the head after police say he pulled a fake gun on a former cop on what police are calling an attempted carjacking. Police are responding to this alarming jump in violent crimes.
New surveillance video shows the explosion after the icy I-95 crash as a fuel tanker slid off the interstate, killing the driver and one other person.
Police have released video of the deadly officer-involved shooting that took place near Coppin State University this week.
Disturbing new video obtained by WJZ shows an attack on an MTA bus driver in downtown Baltimore.
A man is dead after a Coppin State officer shot the suspect who was shooting at someone else, according to City police.
There is new information on the extent of safety problems inside an art and performance space in Station North.
The Artists’ Colony and Performance Space had been the subject of numerous complaints over the years and Oakland City officials are facing scrutiny over whether they should have taken action before the blaze. Many believe similar concerns led Baltimore City to condemn a building that housed artists in the Station North neighborhood.
A split decision on murder charges against a Baltimore teenager for one of the city’s most brutal killings.
After four days of deliberations, jurors have still yet to decide on a verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers.
Jurors are deliberating the murder and other charges against a Baltimore City teenager accused of one of Baltimore’s most brutal murders. Jurors are telling the judge they are having problems reaching a decision.
Tuesday, jurors continued deciding the fate of a teenager charged in one of Baltimore’s most brutal killings in years.
Jurors are deciding the fate of a teenager charged in one of Baltimore’s most brutal killings in years.