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
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For the first time, attorneys for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby are responding to the lawsuit against her.
Three days after a controversial email from the second-in-command of Baltimore’s police union, there is still no comment from the union.
Maryland lawmakers opened the door to medical marijuana over three years ago.
Searchers are continuing to look for bodies five days after a massive explosion at a Maryland apartment building where people said they had been smelling gas.
The federal investigation was launched after the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
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There’s a lot of noise surrounding the Moonrise Festival after dozens of people in attendance were hospitalized and hundreds were treated by first responders this past weekend.
The departure of a veteran prosecutor is the latest ripple in the fallout that has ensued following the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office’s prosecution of officers related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
A chance encounter for a Maryland actress helped secure a conviction in the murder of Washington, D.C. intern Chandra Levy, who was involved in an affair with a sitting congressman.
A critical hearing on Wednesday will determine whether prosecutors can move forward with the next trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office will face an unprecedented hurdle as they try to successfully prosecute Baltimore Police Officer Garrett Miller, one of several officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.