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
For the first time, we’re seeing the newly re-opened Zumiez store at the Mall in Columbia, where two employees were shot dead in January.
A New Jersey court confirms Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a Pretrial Intervention Program.
Smoke was visible for miles. A truck fire on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ground traffic to a halt during a busy spring weekend.
It’s been a tale of two weather patterns. After loads of rain Friday morning, clear skies have returned.
A Baltimore City Police detective says he was harassed at work, even finding a dead rat on his windshield. He believes it’s because he testified in court against two officers convicted in a corruption case.
Police say those riding dirt bikes are terrorizing Baltimore and they’re trying new tactics to get inside the groups and get them off the streets—but one high-profile rider says that’s the wrong focus.
The family of a Baltimore City police detective is pressing for a federal investigation, saying he’s the victim of vicious harassment and witness intimidation. They say it all started when he broke the “code of silence” in the department and testified against other officers later convicted for their roles in orchestrating the beating of a drug suspect.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says a mentally ill man who jumped into an unattended truck and then rammed it into the WMAR-TV building on York Road has been taken into custody.
Stevenson University students on a trip to South Africa are now on their way home after a terrifying encounter with armed robbers on their tour bus. Also on board was Baltimore’s former police commissioner Fred Bealefeld.
The battle heats up between 2,000 service workers and administrators at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Some union workers say they’re living in poverty while the hospital makes millions. They brought in some Hollywood stars to make their point.
More than 200 Nigerian school girls have been missing for more than three weeks. Many around the world are frustrated with the Nigerian government’s response.
Media advisers from the United States and around the world are heading to Nigeria to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group.