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.

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Defense Makes Case in the Trial for Officer in Gray Death

The case of Officer Edward Nero is nearing a conclusion. The defense will be calling its final witnesses Wednesday.


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Officer In Freddie Gray Case Testifies Against Colleague

The prosecution has rested in the trial of Officer Edward Nero. Nero is one of six officers facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The closure in court comes after fellow Officer Garrett Miller was forced to take the stand as a witness.



Edward Nero Trial Continues Friday, More Witnesses to be Called

Key evidence was presented in the second day of Officer Edward Nero’s trial on Friday. A recorded interview was played in court.


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Nero Wasn’t Involved In Gray’s Arrest, Defense Attorney Says

A number of witnesses took the stand Thursday, as the trial got underway for Baltimore police officer Edward Nero.


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MTA Bus Driver Beaten And Bloodied While Shocked Passengers Watch

A vicious attack on an MTA bus. A female driver was assaulted, beaten and bloodied while passengers were on board.



As Freddie Gray Officer Trials Resume, Nero’s Fate To Be Decided By Judge

Officer Edward Nero’s fate will lie in the hands of the judge, not a jury.



Officer Trials In Freddie Gray Case Resume After Delays

An officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray is set to go to trial this week. Edward Nero, unlike Officer William Porter, is charged with misdemeanors and not felonies. His fate could lie in the hands of the judge and not a jury.


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Votes Still Coming In From Board Of Elections; Results To Be Certified Monday

The numbers are still coming in. More than a week after the primary election, drama surrounds the Baltimore City mayoral race.


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Dixon Says She Doesn’t Concede Election, Wants All Votes Counted

Activists are upset about what they’re calling voter irregularities. Now they’re putting pressure on Baltimore City election officials, who are still counting thousands of ballots.



Some Md. Voters Call For Removal Of Board Of Elections

Late-opening polls and problems with voter rolls and judges are just some of the issues that plagued Baltimore City polling places last week. Some fed-up voters have had enough and are calling for the removal of the entire Board of Elections.


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WATCH: Suspect Wearing Fake Bomb Walks Into Baltimore TV Station

A man claiming to have a bomb strapped to his chest threatened a Baltimore TV station Thursday afternoon, and was later shot by police.


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BPD Commissioner On Shot Teen’s BB Gun: ‘It’s An Absolute Identical Replica’

It was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department who shot a teenager carrying a replica handgun in Baltimore Wednesday.




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