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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four children are among the victims of violence that’s surging across much of Baltimore.
New fallout from the massive data breach that impacts hundreds of thousands of federal government employees.
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.
For the first time, he’s exposing the extent of what he calls government’s horrifying interrogation techniques — but is he telling the truth?
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.