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
A military judge is investigating the deaths of two divers at Aberdeen Proving Ground and whether two officers should be charged criminally for the tragedies.
Annapolis lawmakers are stunned at the sexual assault allegations at the Naval Academy.
The Maryland man who admits he exposed two classified NSA surveillance programs says he did it to inform the public.
The storm also brought a lot of rain to the far Eastern Shore.
Sex, drugs, phones and cash. A major problem inside a Baltimore City jail leads to federal indictments against correctional officers. Now lawmakers meet to grill prison leaders about how to fix the issue.
The explosion shook many in and around Baltimore and now the NTSB has released its first comprehensive update on the Rosedale train/truck crash.
One week later, businesses are still trying to clean up after a huge explosion following a train collision with a truck in Baltimore County.
The last Boston Marathon bombing victim is released from the hospital. And when Maryland teacher Erika Brannock got off the plane, she was greeted with cheers and hugs.
Dramatic new video of the explosion following the derailment in Rosedale, as federal investigators remain on the ground examining every bit of evidence.
O’Reilly vs. O’Malley. The governor is taking heat from the cable news host because of corruption in Maryland jails—and both men are fighting back.
The Annapolis District Court Judge told the Maryland lawmaker he made a bad decision and has to accept the consequences. Now Delegate Don Dwyer is appealing, meaning his jail sentence is on hold.
A Maryland politician says he’s reached a deal with prosecutors over a drunken boating accident. He says he’s sorry—but is that enough?