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 countdown is on! It’s just four days left until voters cast their ballots for the next governor of Maryland, and Republican Larry Hogan looking to Democrats.
Regulators allowed a doctor to practice in Maryland despite a past rape conviction. His case is now putting a spotlight on the lack of required background checks for all of Maryland’s physicians.
Did a prominent rabbi secretly record some of the students he taught at Towson University? It’s a key question police want to answer.
The investigation is just beginning into the deadly midair collision between a small plane and helicopter at the airport in Frederick.
Yet another breach at the White House is once again raising questions about security there. WJZ learns the Harford County man taken down by Secret Service has a criminal past and a history of mental illness.
Federal investigators find a distracted driver and lax safety regulations led to a train derailment and massive explosion in Baltimore County last year—and they say not enough has been done to stop it from happening again.
A massive search is on for a man charged with murder after corrections officials accidentally released him from a detention facility in downtown Baltimore.
The U.S. Department of Justice has laid out its plan for an exhaustive investigation of the city police department that’s now underway in Baltimore.
In an instant, a young man’s life changed forever when a teenager attacked and tried to kill him as he walked to a friend’s house in Federal Hill.
Maryland transportation officials are telling the public that Baltimore’s metro system is safe after a video emerged that appears to show two younger men trying to push someone out of a moving train.
One of the nation’s most respected rabbis appears in court, accused of placing a camera in the women’s shower area of a sacred bath. One of his alleged victims is speaking out.
The MTA is finally speaking about a frightening attack on the subway in Baltimore where a man was nearly pushed off a moving train.