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
Mayhem at the mall. Three people are dead after a shooter opens fire at the Mall in Columbia.
The cold proved to be an added challenge for firefighters battling a huge house fire in Roland Park. Investigators are back on the scene trying to determine how the fire started.
The defense team for a Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexual assault wants unaired footage from interviews his accuser granted to CBS and CNN. And a military judge ordered the networks to turn them over.
The mother accused of killing her children during an exorcism belonged to a church group called the “Demon Assassins.” Police and prosecutors also say she attempted an exorcism before the killings.
A murder case in Maryland is getting national attention. We’re hearing from the former pastor of a mom who police say killed her children during an exorcism.
The investigation into the controversial NSA surveillance program continues.
The case of a teenager who shot his father to death has divided Harford County.
A Harford County teenager is in court, accused of killing his father back in 2012. Wednesday, he entered a guilty plea.
Japan is making a big push for Baltimore. The prime minister wants to lend the federal government billions for a new high-speed rail system.
Hackers have now hit Neiman Marcus and at least three other stores. As federal authorities track what’s believed to be an international crime ring, customers are demanding answers.
Officials with Anne Arundel County Public Schools are explaining the decision to open schools on time Friday, despite freezing rain in the forecast.
Some roads remain closed because of water main breaks. The thaw-out over the last few days means more of them are rupturing.