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

Maryland, D.C. Attorneys General Suing Trump

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia are planning to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump.


Skyrocketing Opioid Overdoses Can Be Traced To China

Just released numbers show a skyrocketing and record number of Marylanders dying from drug overdoses.


Suspect Killed In Shootout With Police Had Lengthy Criminal Record

A man opens fire on police while on an MTA bus in Dundalk, and it was caught on camera by several people nearby.


$10K Reward Offered In Case Of Teens Shot To Death Day Before Graduation

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the murders of two teenage boys.


Accused Leaker Shared Harsh Opinions On Trump Before Arrest

A contractor accused of leaking top-secrets used to live and work in Maryland.


ISIS-Inspired Attack In London Brings Concern In Maryland

The latest ISIS-inspired attack in London shows how terrorists can make a big impact on a small scale.


University Of Maryland Announces Unity Pledge To Fight Hate

The University of Maryland is taking additional steps to fight hate and increase safety after a fatal stabbing that is being investigated as a possible hate crime.


Surge Of Violence Connected To Notorious MS-13 Gang

A teenager was stabbed more than 100 times by MS-13 gang members, who mistakenly believed he was a rival.


Authorities Investigate Man Who Drove Through BWI Security Fence

The FBI is assisting in the investigation into what led Andrew Kottke, a former deputy U.S. Marshal, to drive his car through a fence at BWI airport over the weekend and board an empty plane.


Funeral Held For Student Slain At The University Of Maryland

A student whose fatal stabbing in Maryland is being investigated as a possible hate crime was remembered at his funeral as fun and sometimes mischievous, a person whom friends called on when they needed help.


2 Accused Of Putting Noose At School Face Hate Crime Charges

Two men already charged in connection with a noose found outside a Maryland middle school are now facing hate crime charges.


Slain Bowie St. Student Honored At Ceremony Where He Was To Graduate

What was supposed to be a day for celebration became a day to remember, as a Bowie State University student being killed in College Park.




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