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
A young man has now been charged in connection with three killings in Baltimore, two of them children. Police had linked him to all three deaths but only recently had enough evidence to charge him.
The bill for the damage created by the collapsed 26th Street is on the rise. Baltimore City has paid nearly $100,000 for hotels and other needs of displaced Charles Village residents. The price tag is in addition to the $18.5 million estimated cost for reconstruction.
It’s known as the “Baltimore Bottleneck”–a curving 141-year-old tunnel beneath West Baltimore that carries tens of thousands of passengers every day. Right now, plans to replace it are taking a new step forward.
Brazen violence. Police say he rammed his car into a family’s minivan, killing a little girl. They’ve also linked him to the murder of a teenager. Now they say 20-year-old Kevin Simpson could be connected to yet another killing.
Closed for the summer. That’s the word on the 495 bridge in Delaware, used by many during the busy summer travel season.
Right now, the Interstate 70 bridge is open after an emergency closure over the weekend. We have new information on the fix and what’s being done to keep Maryland bridges safe.
After searching for 10 days, police make an arrest in the killing of a sixth-grader. They say he’s also linked to the murder of another young person.
Prosecutors and police announce three dozen arrests aimed at crippling the heroin trade, that, in no small part, is fueling Baltimore City violence.
Drinking and diapers. The hazing allegations at Towson University are now public. The school’s top ranked cheerleading team was suspended for a semester following an off-campus incident.
Frustration is growing a week after two young people died on city streets. Police have released no new information and have yet to make an arrest.
Pleading for justice. The killer of two young people is still at large. Now city police say catching this suspect is their top priority. The mother of his alleged 12-year-old victim recounts the terrifying night she died.
The killings have torn apart families across Baltimore. Police describe a ruthless killer who shot a teenager in the head, then days later, rammed his car into a family’s minivan, killing a little girl.