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
Relief and joy. A little girl will soon be home after a nationwide search comes to an end. Authorities found Caitlyn Virts more than 400 miles from Baltimore in South Carolina.
The Amber Alert is over for 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts. She and her father, Timothy Virts, were just found in South Carolina–alive.
Controversy on campus. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College are under fire after allegations of ethnic stereotyping during a party.
A little girl has been missing for more than 12 hours after police say her father abducted her. Now investigators believe the two may have fled to another state.
In a new interview, Marshall “Eddie” Conway maintains he was railroaded and a political prisoner. A bad jury instruction led to a deal with Baltimore’s top prosecutor to release him.
In Maryland, you can take pictures of officers in public but in several high-profile cases, police are accused of trying to stop those recordings.
There are dangerous road conditions in Anne Arundel County.
More crude oil than ever is being transported through major cities on trains. And after four derailments in seven months, the federal government is now taking action.
Controversy continues over a videotaped police encounter in Towson. The confrontation shines a spotlight on a Baltimore County program that puts citizens on the beat.
Confrontation caught on tape. The Baltimore County police chief talks about the video between an officer and a man attempting to record an arrest.
Maryland State Police have arrested two people from Virginia and are looking for two others in connection to a counterfeit poker chip scheme at the Maryland Live! Casino.
It’s one of the most terrifying cases of road rage ever reported: a man hunted and shot at close range on a nearby interstate. Despite a task force including the FBI and Maryland State Police, the killer is still out there.