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.

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crime

Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years

Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet.

05/26/2015

Daron Wint

D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect Captured

Major new developments in the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. businessman, his wife, ten-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their home.

05/21/2015

suspicious DC fire + Washington+ 4 dead

Md. Man Named As Suspect In DC Quadruple Homicide

A Maryland man has been named as a suspect in the murder of four people in DC. Police are searching for 34-year-old Daron Wint in the quadruple killing of a prominent family and their housekeeper.

05/20/2015

mansion fire

Sources: Md. CEO And Wife Murdered In D.C. Mansion Stabbed, Son Burned

A prominent businessman, his wife and son and a housekeeper found dead in the burned out remains of their $2 million home in an exclusive Washington, D.C. neighborhood.

05/19/2015

amtrak

Amtrak Service Restored Along Busy Northeast Corridor

Now the focus turns to the investigation into what caused train 188 to barrel off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing eight people–including three with ties to Maryland.

05/18/2015

amtrak windshield damage

NTSB Investigating Whether Amtrak 188 Was Hit By Flying Object

A surprising twist in the investigation into Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash. The FBI is now looking into reports that something hit the train’s windshield before it derailed.

05/15/2015

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Death Toll Reaches 8 In Amtrak Crash; Engineer Agrees To Interview

Eight lives lost when a train that had just stopped in Baltimore flew off the tracks in Philadelphia. WJZ has learned the train sped up before taking its fatal turn.

05/14/2015

Rescuers stand near a derailed carriage of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators: Train In Deadly Wreck Was Speeding 106 MPH

The investigation into the deadly Amtrak derailment is zeroing in on speed. It’s believed the train was going more than 100 miles per hour when it flew off the rails.

05/13/2015

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayor Defends Baltimore Curfew, Says It Was Necessary To Keep Peace

There are new questions about the curfew put in place by the mayor after the riots. Did she have the authority? And why was it for the entire city?

05/12/2015

police van

Death Of Freddie Gray Puts New Scrutiny On How Inmates Are Transported

Demanding change. Following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, there is a new push to look into how suspects are transported in the city.

05/11/2015

WASHINGTON, USA - APRIL 27: Police line up outside Mondawmin Mall during riots in Baltimore, USA on April 27, 2015. Protests following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody have turned violent with people throwing debris at police and media and burning cars and businesses. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Widespread Support For DOJ Investigation Of Baltimore Police

The new U.S. attorney general launches a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department. The decision comes weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

05/08/2015

edward nero, officer

Officer’s Claim That Freddie Gray Arrest Was Legal Could Affect Case

Will the charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case stick?

05/06/2015

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