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Mike Hellgren

Hellgren Mike175x131 (2)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

Brother Of Indicted Officer: ‘The Charges Are Bogus’

Jerome Hersl says he’s still in shock about the accusations facing his brother, Detective Daniel Hersl, who’s been a cop for almost 20 years.

03/05/2017

Mayor Demands Police Overtime Audit, Prosecutors Question If Indicted Officers Were Tipped Off

Questions are swirling around the cases for seven indicted Baltimore City Police officers and whether any fellow officers or members of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office tipped them to the federal investigation.

03/03/2017

7 Baltimore Police Officers Charged In Racketeering Conspiracy

Seven Baltimore City police officers have been arrested and indicted for a racketeering conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

03/01/2017

Expectations for President Trump’s First Address to Congress

Voters who are Democrats, Republicans, and independents from the City and the counties gave a wide array of opinions on President Trump.

02/28/2017

Baltimore City Public Schools Face Largest Budget Crisis Ever

Baltimore City Public Schools face their largest budget shortfall ever.

02/23/2017

WJZ Gets A Look Inside BWI’s TSA Lost-And-Found

Behind a nondescript door on the baggage claim level of BWI airport are thousands of items the TSA has recovered from checkpoints.

02/23/2017

Immigration Crackdown Worries Maryland’s Crab Industry

The Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown is causing concern on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

02/22/2017

Death Of Missing Woman Puts Spotlight On Opioid Epidemic

Heartbreak, after police find a missing 25-year-old woman dead just hours after a plea from her parents and police.

02/21/2017

MS-13 Gang Connected To Several Disappearances Of Young Girls In Md.

One of the nation’s most violent gangs is connected to a rash of kidnappings of young girls in our region, and likely, a murder. Authorities say they’re recruiting children as young as 11-years-old.

02/17/2017

What’s Next for Teen Accused of Assaulting Classmates at Elite School?

WJZ is learning more about the sexual assault allegations that stunned many at Baltimore’s exclusive, private Friends School.

02/15/2017

Contractor Accused Of Stealing NSA Documents Pleads Not Guilty

A former government contractor accused of stealing reams of top secret government documents has pleaded not guilty.

02/14/2017

Charging Document: Baltimore Co. Officer Spits and Kicks Suspect

Newly-obtained charging documents accuse a Baltimore County officer of spitting on a man and kicking him during an arrest and it was all captured on video.

02/09/2017

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