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.

More Stories by Mike Hellgren

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Jurors Deliberate if 14-Year-Old Raeshawn Rivers is Guilty in Arnesha Bowers Death

Jurors are deciding the fate of a teenager charged in one of Baltimore’s most brutal killings in years.


Karen Osborne Attacked by a bear

Women Viciously Attacked By Bear Speaks Out

A remarkable story of survival, we’re hearing from the woman mauled and severely injured by a bear. Karen is thankful to be alive, but is faulting state wild life officials for not doing more about the problem bear.


Boat Collisions

Record Year For Boating Fatalities In Maryland

Three men have lost their lives on the water in less than a week, making this year one, of the most deadly for Maryland boaters.


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Woman Mauled By Bear Home After Being Critically Injured In Vicious Attack

Grandmother Karen Osborne is home from the hospital after being mauled by a bear outside of her home in Frederick one week ago.


City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

WSJ Calls State’s Attny Mosby’s Conviction Rate Into Question

A national publication is calling Marilyn Mosby’s conviction rate into question, saying it falls far below her predecessor, as violent crime surges in Baltimore City.


Julian Jones

3rd Suspect Arrested In Beating Of Baltimore Man In Toronto

Andrew Christopher O’Brien, the third suspect in the fatal beating of a Baltimore man in Toronto, turned himself into police Monday night.



WATCH: Man Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near South River

Fishermen rescued a man whose sailboat capsized near the mouth of the South River in Anne Arundel County Saturday.


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Md. Woman Mauled By Bear Causes Concern For Growing Bear Population

A shocking attack that has raised concerned about the growing their population — a grandmother is mauled by a bear in the Frederick area.


Frederick bear attack

Md. Woman Makes Calls To 911 During Vicious Bear Attack

A Frederick county woman is in the hospital after barely surviving a bear attack. It is the first such incident in at least eight decades in Maryland. WJZ has her frantic calls for help.


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Third Defendant To Appear In Court For Murder Of Arnesha Bowers

The third defendant in the murder of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers is due to appear in court today.



Divisive Presidential Campaign Breeds Backlash In Baltimore

A divisive campaign bred the backlash we’re continuing to see nightly on Baltimore’s streets.



Toronto Police: 2 Arrested In Beating Death Of Baltimore Man

The Toronto Police have officially announced that two people have been arrested in the beating death of Julian Jones.




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