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
Facing intense cross-examination. Officer William Porter says he did not even know Freddie Gray was injured until it was too late.
A new phase is about to begin in the trial of Officer William Porter. The prosecution wraps up in its case, and in the morning, it will be the defense’s turn to call some witnesses.
It is week two in the trial of Officer William Porter. More important testimony in the courtroom.
More key testimony as the prosecution continues to call witnesses in the trial of city police officer William Porter.
Another important day of testimony in the trial of Officer William Porter. He is one of six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray.
A jury is seated, opening statements are complete and the prosecution calls its first witness in the trial for one of six officer’s charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
The job of selecting an impartial jury in the first Freddie Gray trial may be almost over. Important progress is made in day two of the jury selection in the trial of Officer William Porter.
It’s day one of the first Freddie Gray trial. The process of selecting the jury for the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter began, but it is not complete.
Americans remain on alert worldwide for terror threats. Even with those fears, travel this Thanksgiving went smoothly in the air.
A Baltimore judge has determined that the jurors in the Freddie Gray case will not be sequestered, but will remain anonymous.
World on alert. Terrorists kill hostages in a hotel siege overseas, as the FBI monitors dozens of possible extremists here at home. Now, in this tense climate, the growing backlash against one Maryland community.
Less than two weeks until the trial is set to begin for the first Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. It will be one of the biggest trials in Baltimore history.