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

Man Injured In Tornado Credits Late Wife With Helping Him Get Out Alive

Wednesday marked day three of the clean up on Kent Island following the most powerful tornado to hit Maryland in more than a decade.


2 Baltimore Police Officers Plead Guilty To Racketeering

Two Baltimore City Police Officers admitted to stealing from citizens, lying on police reports, taking tropical vacations while claiming they were on the job.


Neighbor: ‘Don’t Have A Lot Of Trust In Police’ After Officer Accused Of Planting Drugs

WJZ was there exclusively, as members of the Public Defender’s Office went back to the scene to look for more evidence.


Mosby Speaks On Handling Of Video Of Possible Officer Misconduct

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on how a newly released video of possible officer misconduct impacted her office.


Loyola University Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Student

More than 100 people came together inside Loyola Maryland’s Memorial Chapel at a mass for Jimi Patrick.


Police: Dealer Charged With Killing 4 Claimed Other Slayings

A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family’s farm in Bucks County also claimed to have killed two people in neighboring Philadelphia, but the city’s police commissioner called the information “sketchy.”


Sources: Accused PA Killer Confessed To 2 Other Murders Before 4 Young Men

More is being revealed about the accused killer of Loyola University student Jimi Patrick, Cosmo DiNardo, and his troubling past and is now admitting he has killed before.


2 Now Charged With Murder In Deaths Of 4 Pa. Men

Two 20-year-old men have been charged with murder in the deaths of a Baltimore college student and three other young men in Pennsylvania.


Are Same Building Materials From London High-Rise Fire Used In Baltimore Hotel?

Marriott is trying to determine if it’s prominent Harbor East Hotel is covered with the same panels that were used on a high-rise in London, England.


Hogan, Pugh Have ‘Very Good Meeting’ On Increased Violence In Baltimore

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh met Monday to discuss one of Baltimore’s most pressing issues: violent crime.


Baltimore Seeking Solutions Amid Record High Murder Rate

Baltimore is struggling with a record high murder rate, and those in power are desperate for solutions.


Despite Arrests, City Murder Rate Continues To Go Up

Baltimore’s murder rate on a record pace, as 180 people have been killed so far this year. One of the most recent victims is the brother of the City Police Department’s spokesman.




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