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Mike Hellgren

Mike Hellgren 175x131WJZ 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

road rage

Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Road Rage Case

It’s one of the most terrifying cases of road rage ever reported: a man hunted and shot at close range on a nearby interstate. Despite a task force including the FBI and Maryland State Police, the killer is still out there.

02/24/2014

Sheinbein

Md. Man Who Fled To Israel To Avoid Jail Time Dies In Shootout

The mastermind of one of Maryland’s most notorious murders dies in a prison shootout. There’s now revealing insight from the prosecutor who tried to bring him to justice.

02/24/2014

ray rice

Ray Rice Yet To Address Casino Incident; Donated To Md. House Of Ruth

The fallout is growing in the domestic abuse case involving Ravens star Ray Rice, his fiancée and the video inside an Atlantic City casino.

02/20/2014

Ray Rice, Janay Palmer

Shocking New Video Shows Ray Rice Dragging His Unconscious Fiancée

Major developments in the Ray Rice investigation are unfolding. Prosecutors are now reviewing the case, including explosive video.

02/19/2014

Ray Rice

Ray Rice Discusses Recent Arrest With Ravens Coach

The scandal surrounding what happened between Ray Rice and his longtime girlfriend in Atlantic City continues. Police are looking for more witnesses and WJZ’s media partner the Baltimore Sun reports the running back has given his account to Coach John Harbaugh.

02/18/2014

Ray Rice, Janay Palmer

Ray Rice Arrested In Atlantic City After Altercation With Fiancee

Ravens star running back Ray Rice and his fiancée face charges after an incident inside an Atlantic City casino.

02/17/2014

tyrone west

Key Interviews Released In Controversial Baltimore City Death-In-Custody Case

The death of a man during a chaotic arrest sparks outrage and several investigations. After clearing officers, Baltimore’s top prosecutor releases key interviews conducted in the case.

02/11/2014

prison phones

Blocking Calls: New System Targets Cell Phones Inside Jail Walls

The Baltimore City Detention Center has been the center of scandal–with gangs accused of running the place and using cell phones to carry out their crimes.

02/07/2014

John Leopold

Disgraced Former County Executive Leopold Wants To Run For Office Again

A disgraced Maryland politician wants his conviction on misconduct in office thrown out and wants the ability to run again.

02/05/2014

Vern

Proper Training In Question After Rookie Cop Fatally Shot Glen Burnie Family’s Dog

Since WJZ brought you the story of an officer shooting and killing a family’s dog in Anne Arundel County, we’ve received an outpouring of responses demanding answers. We’re staying on the investigation and looking into whether anyone can prevent this from happening.

02/04/2014

Vern

Anne Arundel County Officer Shoots & Kills Dog

In Anne Arundel County, a burglary investigation took a tragic turn when an officer shot and killed a beloved family dog. Now that family is calling for justice.

02/03/2014

Brianna Benlolo, Tyler Johnson

Motive Still Unknown In Double Murder At The Mall In Columbia

It’s been almost a week since the double murder at the Mall in Columbia. Even with more details coming to light about the teenager who opened fire inside the mall, a motive has yet to be established.

01/31/2014

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