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
The family of victim Shadi Najjar says his cell phone was taken. They believe he’s the person the killer was after.
The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia are planning to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
Just released numbers show a skyrocketing and record number of Marylanders dying from drug overdoses.
A man opens fire on police while on an MTA bus in Dundalk, and it was caught on camera by several people nearby.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the murders of two teenage boys.
A contractor accused of leaking top-secrets used to live and work in Maryland.
The latest ISIS-inspired attack in London shows how terrorists can make a big impact on a small scale.
The University of Maryland is taking additional steps to fight hate and increase safety after a fatal stabbing that is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
A teenager was stabbed more than 100 times by MS-13 gang members, who mistakenly believed he was a rival.
The FBI is assisting in the investigation into what led Andrew Kottke, a former deputy U.S. Marshal, to drive his car through a fence at BWI airport over the weekend and board an empty plane.
A student whose fatal stabbing in Maryland is being investigated as a possible hate crime was remembered at his funeral as fun and sometimes mischievous, a person whom friends called on when they needed help.
Two men already charged in connection with a noose found outside a Maryland middle school are now facing hate crime charges.