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
In Baltimore City, the frustration over the recent gun violence continues to grow after two shootings, including one in Fells Point. City leaders are now working to control a dangerous mix of gangs and guns.
A new plan of action. The recent spike in city violence sparks local and federal lawmakers to enact a new plan of action. The mayor, police commissioner and U.S. attorney appoint two special prosecutors to target violent offenders.
Is Edward Snowden a traitor? One Maryland congressman says that and more in a passionate interview about the man who leaked US government secrets and who is now holed up in a Moscow airport.
Maryland’s medical community is fighting back against what they believe are devastating cuts to fund new research and medicine to treat common and rare illnesses.
Tragedy at the Annapolis Fourth of July parade. A young boy is dead after an accident involving one of the parade floats.
Two bodies were recovered from a deadly plane crash in Ocean City.
Drugs, illegal mobile phones and sex behind bars. Gangs operating in Maryland jails. Now, a commission demands answers from the man in charge.
Four years after the deadliest crash in the D.C. Metro system’s history, serious concerns remain over safety for a growing number of Maryland commuters.
New questions over whether those in control of the tragic dive at Aberdeen’s super pond failed to follow proper safety procedures. Two officers could face involuntary manslaughter charges.
CSX is suing the truck driver who collided with a train in Rosedale, setting off a spectacular explosion. The railroad company claims the truck driver should have looked both ways before crossing the tracks.
A military judge is investigating the deaths of two divers at Aberdeen Proving Ground and whether two officers should be charged criminally for the tragedies.
Annapolis lawmakers are stunned at the sexual assault allegations at the Naval Academy.