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
Montgomery County Police arrest and charge 58-year-old Eugene Taylor with DUI after striking a police officer on a closed lane of Interstate 495.
Sex offenders in Maryland can’t be forced to register in the state’s sex offender registry if they committed their crimes before the database was created in 1995.
An investigation is underway in Anne Arundel County after police say a drunk driver slammed into a young couple riding their bicycles in Annapolis.
Two officers now face felony animal cruelty charges that carry jail time for their role in the killing of a Shar Pei named Nala.
An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.
Baltimore County Police have charged a cadet with stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs and money from the department’s evidence room.
A major nationwide sting rescues almost 200 children being exploited for sex, including several in Maryland.
The case of Nala, the Shar Pei whose throat was slit, has gotten worldwide attention.
Trees down, power outages and fires sparked by lightning. Wednesday night’s storms packed a powerful punch.
Baltimore bakes amid the first heat wave of the season. The heat index climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday, and people struggled to keep cool.
A young man has now been charged in connection with three killings in Baltimore, two of them children. Police had linked him to all three deaths but only recently had enough evidence to charge him.
The bill for the damage created by the collapsed 26th Street is on the rise. Baltimore City has paid nearly $100,000 for hotels and other needs of displaced Charles Village residents. The price tag is in addition to the $18.5 million estimated cost for reconstruction.