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


Cleanup Underway After Md. Flash Flooding, Va. Deadly Tornadoes

Assessing the damage. Cleanup is now underway after deadly tornadoes, severe flooding and record setting rainfall slammed Maryland and much of the East Coast.


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6 UMd. Students Robbed Inside College Park Dormitory

Frightening moments at the University of Maryland. Police are searching for two men who somehow got inside a dorm on the College Park campus and robbed students at gunpoint.



How Illegal Gun-Running Operation In Baltimore Was Shut Down

The story behind the story of what fueled some of the worst violence ever seen in Baltimore in the days following last spring’s riots.


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Police Search For Suspect In Double Shooting Of Elderly Woman, Man

It’s a case that’s generating outrage beyond Baltimore: who shot a 92-year-old woman and her 82-year-old brother? No one is in custody after the brazen crime in broad daylight in West Baltimore.


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Baltimore Police Commissioner Wants Stronger Penalties For Illegal Guns

Carrying a loaded illegal gun in Maryland will get you, at most, 30 days in jail. Baltimore’s police commissioner calls that a slap on the wrist and is demanding stronger penalties.


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A Final Farewell: Deputy Mark Logsdon To Be Laid To Rest Saturday

Harford County is pouring it’s heart out once again with visitation underway for Deputy Mark Logsdon.



New Details Emerge On The Suspect Who Gunned Down Two Deputies

As a community continues to mourn the loss of two Harford County deputies we’re learning more about the suspect.


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2 Veteran Sheriff’s Deputies Killed By 68-Year-Old Man In Md.

A community is in mourning, following the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies. We’re now learning more about the victims, the suspect and the events leading up to the violence.


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2 Deputies Killed In Shopping Center Shootout; Suspect Also Dead

Heavy hearts in Harford County. Chaos erupts inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime, spilling into the shopping center. Two two sheriff’s deputies are killed in the line of duty.


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Friend Says Slain Teen Talked Of Running Away With Defendant

New details are emerging about the Howard County teens charged with murdering 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. The victim’s friends are now revealing more about her secret life online.


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Outpouring Of Support For Woman Run Down In Fells Point

WJZ has obtained new police radio transmissions, showing how officers responded to a wild crash–caught on camera in Fells Point. The victim just went through surgery.


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Lawyer: ‘Serial’ Defense Crippled By Omission Of Witness

Explosive evidence, as a convicted killer fights for a new trial. Adnan Syed’s case drew worldwide attention when it became the subject of the hit podcast, “Serial.”




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