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

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against NFL In Players’ Use Of Painkillers

For the first time, new documents reveal the widespread use of painkillers in the NFL, alleging teams skirted federal law for dispensing powerful drugs. The revelations are part of a lawsuit former players filed against the league and individual teams, including the Ravens.


Outrage Following Teens’ Assault on Man Downtown

People are fed up after a group of young people verbally and physically attacked a man and robbed him during the middle of the evening rush hour in downtown Baltimore earlier this week.


Significant Changes Coming to Baltimore PD

Significant changes are coming to the Baltimore Police Department following the indictments of a specialized squad of plainclothes officers.


Baltimore Police Terminates Plainclothes Unit After Racketeering Indictments

The Baltimore Police Department has terminated its primary plainclothes enforcement unit, which will send 46 officers to patrol as the fallout continues from the federal racketeering indictment of a high-profile gun squad.


Death Threats and Retaliation: New Fallout from Officer Indictments

One of seven Baltimore police officers charged in a corruption case will remain behind bars after his attorney failed to sway the judge.


Charges Dismissed In Case Investigated By Indicted Baltimore PD Officers

Charges have been dismissed for a suspect whose case was investigated by some of the Baltimore Police Department officers recently indicted for corruption.


Brother Of Indicted Officer: ‘The Charges Are Bogus’

Jerome Hersl says he’s still in shock about the accusations facing his brother, Detective Daniel Hersl, who’s been a cop for almost 20 years.


Mayor Demands Police Overtime Audit, Prosecutors Question If Indicted Officers Were Tipped Off

Questions are swirling around the cases for seven indicted Baltimore City Police officers and whether any fellow officers or members of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office tipped them to the federal investigation.


7 Baltimore Police Officers Charged In Racketeering Conspiracy

Seven Baltimore City police officers have been arrested and indicted for a racketeering conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.


Expectations for President Trump’s First Address to Congress

Voters who are Democrats, Republicans, and independents from the City and the counties gave a wide array of opinions on President Trump.


Baltimore City Public Schools Face Largest Budget Crisis Ever

Baltimore City Public Schools face their largest budget shortfall ever.


WJZ Gets A Look Inside BWI’s TSA Lost-And-Found

Behind a nondescript door on the baggage claim level of BWI airport are thousands of items the TSA has recovered from checkpoints.




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