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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Porter Takes The Stand In His Own Defense In Freddie Gray Trial

Facing intense cross-examination. Officer William Porter says he did not even know Freddie Gray was injured until it was too late.


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Prosecution Rests In Baltimore Officer’s Trial In Freddie Gray’s Death

A new phase is about to begin in the trial of Officer William Porter. The prosecution wraps up in its case, and in the morning, it will be the defense’s turn to call some witnesses.


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Porter Trial Continues With More Key Testimony

It is week two in the trial of Officer William Porter. More important testimony in the courtroom.


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Jury Sees Officer’s Video Statement In Freddie Gray Trial

More key testimony as the prosecution continues to call witnesses in the trial of city police officer William Porter.


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Jurors See Videos Of Gray’s Arrest, Look At Police Transport Van

Another important day of testimony in the trial of Officer William Porter. He is one of six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray.



Jury Seated, Opening Arguments Begin In Trial For Officer Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death

A jury is seated, opening statements are complete and the prosecution calls its first witness in the trial for one of six officer’s charged in the death of Freddie Gray.


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Jury In Porter Trial Expected To Be Seated Wednesday

The job of selecting an impartial jury in the first Freddie Gray trial may be almost over. Important progress is made in day two of the jury selection in the trial of Officer William Porter.


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Jury Selection Underway In Trial For Officer William Porter

It’s day one of the first Freddie Gray trial. The process of selecting the jury for the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter began, but it is not complete.



Calm At BWI This Thanksgiving, Despite Worldwide Travel Alert

Americans remain on alert worldwide for terror threats. Even with those fears, travel this Thanksgiving went smoothly in the air.


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Judge: Freddie Gray Jurors Won’t Be Sequestered During 1st Trial

A Baltimore judge has determined that the jurors in the Freddie Gray case will not be sequestered, but will remain anonymous.



U.S. Muslims Face Backlash After Paris Attacks

World on alert. Terrorists kill hostages in a hotel siege overseas, as the FBI monitors dozens of possible extremists here at home. Now, in this tense climate, the growing backlash against one Maryland community.


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Officer William Porter To Take Stand In Freddie Gray Trial

Less than two weeks until the trial is set to begin for the first Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. It will be one of the biggest trials in Baltimore history.




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