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

mayor fop

Baltimore Mayor & FOP Argue Over Social Media

Tempers are flaring between Baltimore’s mayor and the city police union. At issue–whether she gave orders that put officers in danger during the riot in April.

06/17/2015

Molly Shattuck. (photo credit: The Baltimore Sun)

Former Ravens Cheerleader Pleads Guilty To 4th Degree Rape

The case made headlines across the nation–the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive accused of sex crimes involving a teenage boy. Now Molly Shattuck reaches a plea deal.

06/16/2015

train derailment

New Technology Could Have Prevented Fatal Amtrak Derailment

A critical safety device could have prevented the devastating Amtrak crash last month that killed three people with Maryland ties. WJZ has learned Amtrak spent the day testing it in our area.

06/15/2015

arnesha bowers

Digging For Answers: 16-Year-Old’s Family Speaks Out After Brutal Killing

The crime is so brutal, it’s sending shock waves through Baltimore–a robbery where Bloods gang members tied up and strangled a 16-year-old and then set her body on fire.

06/12/2015

Baltimore police generic crime tape

Police Cracking Down On Violent Drug Gang In West Baltimore

Word of the arrests in the murder of Arnesha Bowers comes just hours after police announce they’ve broken up a drug gang responsible for much of the bloodshed in the streets.

06/11/2015

police on CNN

Baltimore Cops Speak Out On Crime Surge: ‘The People On Our Side Do Not Have Our Backs’

Are the criminals winning? Some Baltimore City officers say the charges in the Freddie Gray case have made them less likely to make arrests—and they don’t feel like police have the support of city leaders.

06/10/2015

Arnesha Bowers

Surge In Violence Taking Toll On Baltimore And Its Young People

The surge in violence is taking a physical and emotional toll. The number of children shot has increased more than 600 percent compared to last year.

06/09/2015

violence

Several People Shot Over Violent Weekend In Baltimore

Four children are among the victims of violence that’s surging across much of Baltimore.

06/08/2015

hackers

Government Workers Voice Concerns Over Massive Data Breach

New fallout from the massive data breach that impacts hundreds of thousands of federal government employees.

06/05/2015

cvs looted + Baltimore violence

Stolen Prescription Drugs The Cause Of Baltimore’s Deadliest Month?

Is the theft of prescription drugs really to blame for Baltimore’s deadliest month in a generation? The commissioner links them to the alarming rise violence.

06/04/2015

majid khan

Admitted Terrorist From Md. Claims CIA Repeatedly Tortured Him

For the first time, he’s exposing the extent of what he calls government’s horrifying interrogation techniques — but is he telling the truth?

06/03/2015

surveillance

FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Aircraft Over Baltimore, Other Cities

Spies in the skies. A new report reveals the staggering scope of government surveillance from the air, including several times during the recent unrest in Baltimore.

06/02/2015

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