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.

More Stories by Mike Hellgren

Questions Remain How a Woman Was Injured in Police Custody

What happened to a woman in Baltimore City Police custody that caused her to go unconscious in her cell a short time after her arrest on Sunday?


New Ethics Reforms Hope To Bring An End To Political Scandals

Several current and former Maryland lawmakers are in the spotlight after being connected to political scandals.


Judge Approves Baltimore PD-DOJ Consent Decree, Denies DOJ’s Request For Delay

U.S. District Judge James Bredar has approved the consent decree between the Baltimore Police Department and the Department of Justice.


Trump Administration Has ‘Grave Concerns’ About Obama-Era Baltimore PD Overhaul Proposal

Baltimore residents are in a federal courtroom in Baltimore for a hearing on a proposed agreement to overhaul the police department.


BPD Commissioner ‘Disappointed’ By Consent Decree Delay

Baltimore’s mayor and police chief were surprised by the Justice Department’s sudden request Monday for more time to examine a consent decree.


Catherine Hoggle Appears In Court, Still No Answers On Children’s Whereabouts

For two and a half years, no one has seen Sarah and Jacob Hoggle. The children’s mother remains locked up in a Howard County mental facility.


Rockville HS Rape Suspect’s Lawyer Blasts Trump Administration For Politicizing Case

A 17-year-old charged with raping a fellow student in a Maryland high school bathroom is heading back to court.


Gilmor Homes Residents Outraged After ‘Sex for Repairs’ Case Dropped

Two maintenance workers no longer face criminal charges after the City paid out millions.


Md. Community Seeks Normalcy After Alleged School Shooting Plot Foiled

An honor student remains hospitalized for planning a mass shooting and bombing at her high school.


Trump Admin. Criticizes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill In Md.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pleading with the state not to go through with a “Sanctuary State” bill making its way through the general assembly.


Mayor, Governor, Work To Close City Schools Multi-Million Dollar Budget Gap

Governor Hogan gave the thumbs up, after signing a new supplemental budget that includes $23.7 million dollars in new state funds for financially troubled city schools.


President Trump Vows To Appeal Md. Judge Ruling Blocking Revised Travel Ban

The Trump Administration vows to appeal the ruling by a federal judge in Maryland, which has halted the president’s revised executive order, temporarily banning Muslim immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries.




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