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
Mike Hellgren reports, as hundreds of Central American immigrants stream into Maryland, Governor Martin O’malley says he’s against turning vacant federal buildings into shelters.
Mike Hellgren reports, the state is on the front lines of an immigration crisis as thousands of children pour into the United States from Central America.
The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado may have touched down in Anne Arundel County during Tuesday’s storms.
Deadly hit and run. A pedestrian accident over the weekend raises safety concerns over Route 1 in College Park.
Breach of trust. More fallout from the theft of Baltimore County police evidence. The state’s attorney has now had to drop a drug case and a trial in a murder case has been delayed.
Just about 24 hours and counting until fireworks light up the night sky downtown. As the city prepares for tens of thousands, preparations are also underway for any potential trouble.
Montgomery County Police arrest and charge 58-year-old Eugene Taylor with DUI after striking a police officer on a closed lane of Interstate 495.
Sex offenders in Maryland can’t be forced to register in the state’s sex offender registry if they committed their crimes before the database was created in 1995.
An investigation is underway in Anne Arundel County after police say a drunk driver slammed into a young couple riding their bicycles in Annapolis.
Two officers now face felony animal cruelty charges that carry jail time for their role in the killing of a Shar Pei named Nala.
An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.
Baltimore County Police have charged a cadet with stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs and money from the department’s evidence room.