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
They’re men on a mission in what has been an extraordinarily bloody summer in Baltimore, walking from here to Washington to show just how much this city is in crisis.
Police say two 19-year-olds and one 17-year-old were killed last night following a shooting in Baltimore.
The battle over a nuclear deal with Iran is turning into one of the most expensive Congress has ever seen.
Officials say 23-year-old Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates scammed people out of thousands of dollars after she allegedly faked her illness.
There’s growing alarm about drones interfering with planes, fire and police operations. Some lawmakers want it to stop before it’s too late.
Federal regulators say most railroads are not on track meet a deadline to install safety technology to prevent deadly crashes, such as the one in Philadelphia that killed three people who had ties to Maryland.
Police say a police pursuit through the streets of Baltimore and two surrounding counties ended with two arrests.
In a one-on-one interview with WJZ, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby spoke of the fear gripping witnesses as Baltimore struggles through some of the most violent months in the city’s history.
Right now, the closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center is well underway. And with it, there is uncertainty among family members.
A troubled jail is shut down. The governor makes a bold move and closes the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center.
A tearful plea from a pro golfer who is desperate to find his dad. Billy Hurley III calls Annapolis home and broke down during a press event for a major tournament.
Just-released emails reveal the extent of the confusion at City Hall as Baltimore burned during the April riots. But are we better prepared today?