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
From coast to coast, there are fears ISIS sympathizers could take aim on America this holiday weekend.
High alert. A massive police response at the U.S. Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. following reports of gunfire.
A horrific crime: three men are now indicted, facing several charges in the brutal murder of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers.
Tomorrow will be a big day in the Freddie Gray case as prosecutors are due to respond to defense allegations and turn over evidence to the officers’ legal teams.
People across Maryland are cleaning up after high winds, large hail and heavy rains Tuesday. One Maryland man died during the intense storms.
A federal investigation into the deadly Metro smoke incident. One person was killed, more than 80 others were sickened when the train car filled with smoke back in January.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made her inaugural speech Monday, taking over as president of the US Conference of Mayors—even as some question her leadership here at home.
The suspect in a Charleston church shooting appears in court on closed-circuit television, as people try to comprehend the actions he confessed to.
New information about the looting of dozens of West Baltimore pharmacies. Police now say a chase led them to some of the stolen drugs.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is making it harder for certain neighborhood liquor stores to get state aid for recovering from riot damage.
Tempers are flaring between Baltimore’s mayor and the city police union. At issue–whether she gave orders that put officers in danger during the riot in April.
The case made headlines across the nation–the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive accused of sex crimes involving a teenage boy. Now Molly Shattuck reaches a plea deal.