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
Federal investigators find a distracted driver and lax safety regulations led to a train derailment and massive explosion in Baltimore County last year—and they say not enough has been done to stop it from happening again.
A massive search is on for a man charged with murder after corrections officials accidentally released him from a detention facility in downtown Baltimore.
The U.S. Department of Justice has laid out its plan for an exhaustive investigation of the city police department that’s now underway in Baltimore.
In an instant, a young man’s life changed forever when a teenager attacked and tried to kill him as he walked to a friend’s house in Federal Hill.
Maryland transportation officials are telling the public that Baltimore’s metro system is safe after a video emerged that appears to show two younger men trying to push someone out of a moving train.
One of the nation’s most respected rabbis appears in court, accused of placing a camera in the women’s shower area of a sacred bath. One of his alleged victims is speaking out.
The MTA is finally speaking about a frightening attack on the subway in Baltimore where a man was nearly pushed off a moving train.
It’s been 74 days and counting. Police have yet to make an arrest in the murder of a three-year-old girl killed as she played on her porch in Baltimore—but are they getting closer?
The allegations revealed in a Baltimore Sun investigation. They involve people who suffered broken bones, head trauma and even death—allegedly after altercations with city police.
Where is Hannah Graham? Investigators hope they can finally get some answers with the prime suspect now in their custody.
The death of an innocent young father caught in gang crossfire at a bus stop in Baltimore is sending shockwaves through the community—but it’s far from the only incident. A report shows gang activity is growing statewide.
The Ravens owner is drawing both praise and criticism after answering almost an hour’s worth of questions about the Ray Rice scandal.