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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CBS News Poll: Country Divided On Travel Ban, Trump

It’s been two weeks since President Donald Trump took office, and the country remains divided among partisan lines. The president’s actions have stirred passionate debate across Maryland, and the nation.


Corrections Officer Killed in Del. Hostage Situation

One officer was killed after a hostage situation at a correctional facility in Delaware.


The Human Impact of the President’s Travel Ban

President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and others from seven Muslim-majority countries has families in fear.
Court battles loom and the acting attorney general lost her job for refusing to defend the ban.


Report: City Schools Prepared To Lay Off 1,000 Employees

As a way to close a $130 million budget gap, Baltimore City schools are gearing up to lay off more than 1,000 employees.


New Video Released; Questions Surround Motorcade’s Role In Fatal Wreck

Questions persist about a congressional motorcade that investigators say led to a deadly crash on a busy Maryland interstate Wednesday morning.


State Prosecutor Alleges Mayor Pugh Took Out Improper Loan For Campaign

The state prosecutor is looking to an improper loan taken out by Mayor Catherine Pugh.


Why 2 Md. Lawmakers Are Skipping Trump’s Inauguration

More than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.


Pugh Aide Indicted For Illegal Campaign Donations

Just days from being sworn in as a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates, a former campaign aide for Mayor Pugh faces charges he violated election law.


BWI Addresses Security Concerns Amid Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

A deadly shooting in the baggage claim of a busy Fort Lauderdale Airport that left several injured and five people dead. Now, there are new concerns on what’s being done to keep people safe in airports.


BPD Commish: Attrition Skyrocketed After Freddie Gray, But Changes Coming In 2017

Baltimore’s police commissioner says he will add 100 officers to patrol duties, shifting officers in neighborhoods around Baltimore City by the end of the month.


Union: Baltimore City Police in ‘Crisis’ Due to Officer Shortage

Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers.


Report Recommends Sanctions Against Baltimore Judge Alfred Nance

A scathing report from the commission that regulates Maryland’s judiciary recommends sanctions against Baltimore Judge Alfred Nance for “conduct that was prejudicial to the proper administration of justice.”




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