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
For the first time in 15 years, former Congressman Gary Condit is breaking his silence about the still-unsolved killing of Chandra Levy.
The number of child pornography cases in Maryland is skyrocketing, doubling in the past two years–fueled by new technology, Maryland State Police say.
Parents across the country are receiving calls telling them their child will be killed if they do not pay a ransom, but it’s all a hoax. WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren reports on the nightmare situation that’s already affected several Maryland families.
A federal judge has ordered the Anne Arundel County man accused of stealing government secrets to be held behind bars indefinitely.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney is calling for major changes in investigations of police misconduct.
Baltimore County is speeding up the police department’s roll out of body cameras by more than a year.
Privacy advocates are crying foul over the police use of sophisticated facial recognition software and access to all Maryland driver’s license photos to identify suspects.
Two women have both been identified after they were both struck and killed by a driver while fighting in a roadway in Howard County Saturday night.
The lawsuit that five Baltimore City police officers brought against Marilyn Mosby could have an unprecedented impact on her office.
A showdown in federal court on Thursday over a lawsuit accusing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby of malicious prosecution.
Police are investigating the death of a young UMBC student found unresponsive in his dorm.
An Office of Human Rights report details ugly allegations against long-time Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald.