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 I-95 express lanes from White Marsh into Baltimore opened for the first time Saturday morning.
Maryland’s governor-elect Larry Hogan travels to Washington and meets with the President and top leaders at the White House on Friday.
A new trial begins with a new judge, but the prosecution’s theory that Michael Johnson choked Phylicia Barnes after becoming sexually obsessed with her remains the same.
Crimes of opportunity. For the third day, reported Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon White took the stand with explosive testimony on the rampant corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The notorious trial against eight defendants, including five correctional officers accused of letting the Black Guerilla Family take over the Baltimore City jail continues Tuesday.
Rebuilding Rice. As the former Raven tries to regain his footing in the NFL, his wife is telling her story, her revelations and their future. Janay Rice says the Ravens asked her to apologize during her infamous first press conference after the punch. She also claims Ray Rice never hit her before and she believes she’s no victim.
Hunting for the best deals. Shoppers across Maryland hit the stores to get a start on their holiday shopping.
Dangerous hazing: beaten, locked in basements, humiliated and almost killed. New reports WJZ’s news partner, the Baltimore Sun, obtained paint a dark picture of hazing rituals on Maryland college campuses.
Protests are taking place throughout Baltimore City following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. I-83 has reopened again. Officials are asking people to avoid downtown.
Why did Baltimore City police officers continue a pursuit after a commander called it off? It’s a question the department is trying to answer right now.
Ray Rice could be back in the NFL before Thanksgiving. A decision appealing his indefinite suspension is expected this week.
Two days. Two intruders. It’s the latest in a string of security breaches at the White House. Now many are wondering if the nation’s capital is safe.