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

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Police Ask Witnesses To Come Forward In Slaying Of 3 Teens

Police say two 19-year-olds and one 17-year-old were killed last night following a shooting in Baltimore.


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Md. Sen. Ben Cardin A Key Target In Battle Over Iran Nuclear Deal

The battle over a nuclear deal with Iran is turning into one of the most expensive Congress has ever seen.


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Pa. Woman Allegedly Faked Cancer, Scammed People Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

Officials say 23-year-old Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates scammed people out of thousands of dollars after she allegedly faked her illness.


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Growing Alarm About Drone Interference

There’s growing alarm about drones interfering with planes, fire and police operations. Some lawmakers want it to stop before it’s too late.


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Md. Railroads To Install Life-Saving Technology By End Of The Year

Federal regulators say most railroads are not on track meet a deadline to install safety technology to prevent deadly crashes, such as the one in Philadelphia that killed three people who had ties to Maryland.


Chase Suspects: Photos courtesy Baltimore Police.

Police ID Suspects Arrested In High-Speed Police Pursuit, Kidnapping

Police say a police pursuit through the streets of Baltimore and two surrounding counties ended with two arrests.


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Mosby: Witness Intimidation Needs To End To Stop The Violence

In a one-on-one interview with WJZ, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby spoke of the fear gripping witnesses as Baltimore struggles through some of the most violent months in the city’s history.


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Uncertainty Among Family Members As Baltimore City Jail Closure Underway

Right now, the closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center is well underway. And with it, there is uncertainty among family members.


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Gov. Hogan: Baltimore City Detention Center To Shut Down, Effective Immediately

A troubled jail is shut down. The governor makes a bold move and closes the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center.


PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 15: Billy Hurley III hits off the second tee during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 15, 2015 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Pro Golfer Who Calls Annapolis Home Desperate To Find Dad

A tearful plea from a pro golfer who is desperate to find his dad. Billy Hurley III calls Annapolis home and broke down during a press event for a major tournament.



Emails Highlight Chaos Behind-The-Scenes During Baltimore Unrest

Just-released emails reveal the extent of the confusion at City Hall as Baltimore burned during the April riots. But are we better prepared today?


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Details In Sunday’s Fatal Boating Accident Emerge

A tragic night on the water. Now police are recreating the events the led up to a deadly boating accident near the Key Bridge. Two women are killed.