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 on a vigil and memorial service held Friday tonight for a mother and her two sons killed when a small jet crashed into their Gaithersburg home.
As the investigation continues into the cause of the tragedy, we are learning exactly how the six victims died.
Six people are confirmed dead after a small, private jet crashed into a Gaithersburg, Md. neighborhood, damaging several homes in the area. Three people on the plane and three residents inside the home—reportedly a mother and two small children—have died.
The I-95 express lanes from White Marsh into Baltimore opened for the first time Saturday morning.
Maryland’s governor-elect Larry Hogan travels to Washington and meets with the President and top leaders at the White House on Friday.
A new trial begins with a new judge, but the prosecution’s theory that Michael Johnson choked Phylicia Barnes after becoming sexually obsessed with her remains the same.
Crimes of opportunity. For the third day, reported Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon White took the stand with explosive testimony on the rampant corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The notorious trial against eight defendants, including five correctional officers accused of letting the Black Guerilla Family take over the Baltimore City jail continues Tuesday.
Rebuilding Rice. As the former Raven tries to regain his footing in the NFL, his wife is telling her story, her revelations and their future. Janay Rice says the Ravens asked her to apologize during her infamous first press conference after the punch. She also claims Ray Rice never hit her before and she believes she’s no victim.
Hunting for the best deals. Shoppers across Maryland hit the stores to get a start on their holiday shopping.
Dangerous hazing: beaten, locked in basements, humiliated and almost killed. New reports WJZ’s news partner, the Baltimore Sun, obtained paint a dark picture of hazing rituals on Maryland college campuses.
Protests are taking place throughout Baltimore City following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. I-83 has reopened again. Officials are asking people to avoid downtown.