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
Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet.
Major new developments in the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. businessman, his wife, ten-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their home.
A Maryland man has been named as a suspect in the murder of four people in DC. Police are searching for 34-year-old Daron Wint in the quadruple killing of a prominent family and their housekeeper.
A prominent businessman, his wife and son and a housekeeper found dead in the burned out remains of their $2 million home in an exclusive Washington, D.C. neighborhood.
Now the focus turns to the investigation into what caused train 188 to barrel off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing eight people–including three with ties to Maryland.
A surprising twist in the investigation into Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash. The FBI is now looking into reports that something hit the train’s windshield before it derailed.
Eight lives lost when a train that had just stopped in Baltimore flew off the tracks in Philadelphia. WJZ has learned the train sped up before taking its fatal turn.
The investigation into the deadly Amtrak derailment is zeroing in on speed. It’s believed the train was going more than 100 miles per hour when it flew off the rails.
There are new questions about the curfew put in place by the mayor after the riots. Did she have the authority? And why was it for the entire city?
Demanding change. Following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, there is a new push to look into how suspects are transported in the city.
The new U.S. attorney general launches a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department. The decision comes weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Will the charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case stick?