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 Army staff sergeant charged with killing his wife and a northern Virginia police officer who was on her first day on the job is set to appear in court.
There are some powerful new fighters in the war on ISIS. Maryland’s Air National Guard will soon begin deploying overseas, along with their powerful A10 attack jets.
Normally a single vehicle fire in the middle of the night does not affect traffic that much, but the fire on I-83 near the Pennsylvania line was anything but normal.
Assessing the damage. Cleanup is now underway after deadly tornadoes, severe flooding and record setting rainfall slammed Maryland and much of the East Coast.
Frightening moments at the University of Maryland. Police are searching for two men who somehow got inside a dorm on the College Park campus and robbed students at gunpoint.
The story behind the story of what fueled some of the worst violence ever seen in Baltimore in the days following last spring’s riots.
It’s a case that’s generating outrage beyond Baltimore: who shot a 92-year-old woman and her 82-year-old brother? No one is in custody after the brazen crime in broad daylight in West Baltimore.
Carrying a loaded illegal gun in Maryland will get you, at most, 30 days in jail. Baltimore’s police commissioner calls that a slap on the wrist and is demanding stronger penalties.
Harford County is pouring it’s heart out once again with visitation underway for Deputy Mark Logsdon.
As a community continues to mourn the loss of two Harford County deputies we’re learning more about the suspect.
A community is in mourning, following the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies. We’re now learning more about the victims, the suspect and the events leading up to the violence.
Heavy hearts in Harford County. Chaos erupts inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime, spilling into the shopping center. Two two sheriff’s deputies are killed in the line of duty.