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
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.
Another frigid day. Baltimore is still bundling up against the chilly temperatures as the deep freeze settled in across the Northeast.
There’s an alert for women in several Baltimore neighborhoods. Police say an armed sexual predator is targeting them in their homes. He’s responsible for four attacks.
The new year gives everyone a fresh start and a chance to make some changes.
Overall, violent crime is down in Baltimore but murders are rising.
Outraged customers are calling for action after UPS and FedEx fail to deliver. The companies are working overtime in Maryland to correct the problem.
The number of Maryland victims in the Target credit card breach could be in the hundreds of thousands. That staggering estimate from the attorney general’s office comes as Target reaches out to top prosecutors nationwide.
Rescuers pulled the bodies of two men from the Patapsco River in South Baltimore. Their friend survived.
A shocking rise in reported sex crimes in the military leads to action. Congress just passed some new reforms, but critics say they should be doing much more.
A massive fraud scheme is affecting 40 million holiday shoppers. If you used your credit or debit card at Target during the past few weeks, thieves may have gained access to your personal information.
The Baltimore City Board of Estimates voted Wednesday morning to end its current speed camera contract.