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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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Mosby Calls For Reforms On Investigations Of Police Misconduct

Baltimore City State’s Attorney is calling for major changes in investigations of police misconduct.


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Baltimore County Police Speeding Up Body Camera Program

Baltimore County is speeding up the police department’s roll out of body cameras by more than a year.


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Police In Md. Using Social Media Facial Recognition to Track Suspects

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.


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Two Young Women Identified In Jessup Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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The lawsuit that five Baltimore City police officers brought against Marilyn Mosby could have an unprecedented impact on her office.


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Baltimore Officers Fight To Keep Lawsuit Against Mosby Alive

A showdown in federal court on Thursday over a lawsuit accusing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby of malicious prosecution.



Multiple Deaths Rock UMBC’s Campus

Police are investigating the death of a young UMBC student found unresponsive in his dorm.


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An Office of Human Rights report details ugly allegations against long-time Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald.




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