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

Are Arrest Quotas Leading To Questionable Behavior On Bodycam Video?

More than 500 cases have now been impacted by investigations into Baltimore Police Department officers’ actions caught on body cameras.


Chaos Erupts In Court Hearing For Man Accused Of Killing Sister, Cousins

A man accused of killing his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins has been ordered held without bond pending a mental competency hearing.


Md. County May Be Changing Body Cam Policy After Man Fatally Shot By Off-Duty Officer

Across the country, it is rare that officers are mandated to wear body cameras while working secondary jobs in uniform.


Officer Investigated For Possible Evidence Tampering Gives His Account Of Events

New revelations in the scandal surrounding body camera video, and whether Baltimore Police Department officers planted evidence.


Cleanup Continues After ‘Unusual’ Tornadoes Hit Eastern Shore

Still reeling from tornadoes, people in two Eastern Shore communities are assessing the damage and beginning to rebuild.


NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Touched Down In Salisbury

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Salisbury Monday, which caused major damage to the area.


Tornado Touches Down In Salisbury Amid Major Storm Damage

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Salisbury after strong winds and heavy rain struck the eastern shore.


Storms Cause Fallen Tree, Claiming Life Of Cockeysville Teen

The 14-year-old girl tragically killed when a tree fell onto the car she was traveling in during Thursday night’s storm in Lutherville-Timonium has been identified as Ahjee S. Lawrence of the unit block of Hogarth Circle in Cockeysville.


Rules For Baltimore Police Body-Cams Being Examined Following National Scrutiny

Baltimore City’s body camera program is getting national scrutiny after embarrassing allegations police may have planted evidence. It’s prompting a closer look at the rules officers must follow: when should those cameras be on and when is it OK to turn them off?


Concerns Remain After More Baltimore Officers Accused Of Faking Evidence On Body-Cam Video

New information about another body camera video from the Baltimore Police Department is under investigation for possibly showing police tampering with evidence.


Baltimore Community Struggles With Murder Of 97-Year-Old Neighbor

Linda Thompson is still struggling to understand who killed her 97-year-old friend and neighbor Waddell Tate.


911 Calls Released After An EF-2 Tornado Ravages Maryland County

911 calls have been released from the moment after a tornado slammed into several Queen Anne’s County communities.




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