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
Activists want Baltimore City Police to stop using Tasers after the death of a teenager inside a hospital. They’re demanding a full review of police procedures as the commissioner announced a plan to give a Taser to every uniformed officer.
What really happened inside that casino elevator? Ray Rice’s lawyer suggests—through a hypothetical account—that the Ravens running back did not start the altercation with his wife.
“I’ve failed miserably, but I wouldn’t call myself a failure.” That’s what Ravens star running back Ray Rice is saying in his first public statement since his February arrest in New Jersey.
Police commissioner Anthony Batts says the department is reviewing its policy on responding to calls at hospitals in the wake of a teen patient’s death days after he was stunned during a struggle with officers.
What’s next for Ray Rice? The Ravens star works to move past a violent encounter with his wife. The football player’s lawyer admits it was a mistake and a lapse in judgment.
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.