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
An eye-opening new report reveals drinking is widespread on Maryland college campuses, with almost half of students binge-drinking once a month.
Another family is devastated after their little girl is killed in a shooting. This time, it started with a fight over clothing.
The stages are set for “Moonrise,” a festival which will bring thousands to Baltimore this weekend.
But in wake of two deaths and more than a dozen hospitalizations at a different electronic dance music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion just days ago.
As Maryland heroin related deaths surge, prosecutors in Baltimore are targeting suppliers, with more than 50 people indicted in three months.
A teenager died of a suspected drug overdose at a Howard County music festival. Nearly two dozen people were hospitalized that night and there’s fear this problem is growing.
WJZ has obtained the dispatch recordings as a music festival in Howard County turned dangerous. First responders handled dozens of calls, many for possible drug overdoses.
Ray Rice fallout. Nationwide outrage is growing over the NFL’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice for knocking his wife unconscious in a casino.
Global crisis. Several African nations declare public health emergencies as the deadly Ebola outbreak spreads. It’s the largest outbreak on record, killing 729 people.
A Republican candidate in Anne Arundel County is making national news for his association with a group that wants the south to secede. For the first time, he’s speaking out against allegations he’s a racist.
New fallout tonight, as the FAA is proposing the second largest fine in history against Southwest Airlines. The government says the airline did not follow regulations when repairing planes.
A man is pleading guilty for helping his friend kill his wife for life insurance. He might have gone free, if not for a DNA match.
Right now, a candidate for Anne Arundel County Council is under fire for what appears to be his membership in a neo-confederate group that wants the south to secede from the rest of the U.S.