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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Obama Visits U.S. Mosque, Says Impression Of Muslims Distorted

Welcoming President Obama back to Maryland. Wednesday he made his second visit to the Baltimore area in less than a week, and his first visit ever as president to a U.S. mosque.


Suspects in the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Police photo.

Virginia Tech Students Get Lawyers As Police Probe Teen’s Death

Those who know two former Howard County students charged in connection with the murder of a middle schooler are breaking their silence.



State of Emergency Lifted, Some Roads Still Snow-Covered

The governor has lifted the state of emergency in Maryland, yet it’s still tough to get around.



Frustrations Mount As Some Roads Remain Unplowed

While roads are passable, some four lane roads are down to two and turn lanes are blocked, which is leading to delays.


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Crews Piling Truckloads Of Snow At M&T Bank Stadium

Crews across the state are working as quickly as possible to clear the record snow from the blizzard of 2016, but there is still no estimate when all roads will be clear.


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State Of Emergency Remains, Crews Clean Roads Following Blizzard

A state of emergency remains in effect across Maryland after a record snowfall. The major cleanup effort is going to be just as big.


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Md. National Guard Performed More Than 100 Missions During Storm

The National Guard performed an invaluable service during the storm–getting first responders where they needed to be–and rescuing stranded drivers.



Gov. Hogan Warns Cleanup From Storm Will Take Days

Gov. Larry Hogan warned that cleanup and recovery from the weekend’s historic snowstorm will take days, and urged Maryland residents to continue to stay off the roads.


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Maryland Officials Tell Residents To Stay Off Roads

The snow has stopped falling in Maryland, but city and state leaders are urging residents to stay off the roads and prepare for possible power outages.


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State Officials: Stay Off The Roads

Maryland MEMA is monitoring the storm as it moves through the state.



Judge Won’t Make Porter Testify In 3 Trials In Freddie Gray’s Death

A judge rules Officer William Porter does not have to testify for the prosecution against three of his fellow officers.


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Report: Jurors In Porter Trial Were 1 Vote Away From Acquittal

Breaking down the deadlock. New revelations about just how divided the jury was in the Officer Porter trial.




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