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.

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MedStar Still Getting CPU Systems Back Online After Cyber Attack

Computers at MedStar—the region’s second-largest healthcare provider—are still not back to normal four days after a cyber attack paralyzed them. It comes as the FBI warns about more dangerous attacks on the horizon.


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Cyber Attackers Who Broke Into MedStar Want Big Payout

New information after hackers take MedStar Health’s massive database hostage. The shutdown is still causing chaos, and there are fears there may be more attacks.


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Investigation Continues Into Officer Shooting During Ambush

Under scrutiny–an officer’s actions during a chaotic ambush in Prince George’s County. Police are looking at what led him to shoot his colleague and whether it could have been prevented.


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Man Charged With 25-Counts In Ambush That Killed Maryland Officer

Police may never be able to satisfactorily explain why a man with a death wish shot at drivers and police officers outside a police station in suburban Maryland while his brothers filmed the firefight on their cellphones, the county’s police chief said.



Heroin Bust Leads To Almost 2 Dozen Arrests

A big undercover bust led to almost two dozen arrests in west Baltimore. Authorities say it’s part of their continuing crackdown on drug gangs in areas that have seen surges in violence.


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Baltimore Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras In May

Baltimore will soon become the largest police force in America equipped with body cameras—but there are concerns about how they’ll be used in police investigations.



Two Officers Charged After A Video Catches Student Being Slapped

A Baltimore schools police officer has been charged after cellphone video surfaced showing him slapping and kicking a teen at a school.


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Man Who Gunned Down DPW Co-Worker Appears In Court

The man accused of gunning down a Baltimore Public Works employee appears in court on Monday.


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Search Continues For DPW Employee Accused Of Killing Coworker

The man who shot his coworker at a Baltimore City Department of Public Works facility remains on the loose, and police believe he’s armed.



Deadly Shooting Inside DPW Facility Latest Instance Of Workplace Violence

The shocking sound of gunfire inside a city Department of Public Works facility–an argument turns to murder. Police are looking for the gunman.


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BPD Investigating After City Schools Officer Caught Slapping Student

Baltimore City police say they will be handling the criminal investigation into the disturbing video of a city school officer slapping an d kicking a student.


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Strong Opinions Voiced After Mount St. Mary’s President Resigns

The furor at one of America’s oldest Catholic universities makes national headlines after the school’s controversial president tried to push out poor-performing freshmen.




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