Mike Hellgren

Hellgren Mike175x131 (2)WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren came to WJZ in the spring of 2004 from KARK-TV, an NBC affiliate station in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he worked as a general assignment reporter and 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.

Another Member Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced

The most veteran member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years.


Maryland, Other States Plan To Sue Over Family Separations

Maryland and more than a half-dozen other states said Thursday that they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally entering the United States.


Md. Crab Houses Spread Thin After Again Losing Visa Lottery For Immigrant Workers

Many Maryland crab processors are still struggling from a Trump administration policy that has left them without immigrant workers to pick crab meat.


Md. Senator Bashes Trump Administration After Touring Detention Facilities Housing Children Of Illegal Immigrants

The Trump Administration is not backing down amid growing outrage over migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border.


Md. Delegate Reportedly Being Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

One of Baltimore City’s most prominent and powerful politicians is under investigation for sexual misconduct, The Baltimore Sun reports.


Slain Detective’s Family Sues Officer Who Fired Fatal Shot

The parents of a detective killed in the line of duty clutched their son’s picture and the flag that once draped his casket at a press conference where their lawyer detailed a new lawsuit filed in the case.


2 Men Seeking $40 Million In Damages From Baltimore Police, State

Two men who were wrongly imprisoned after officers planted heroin on them are suing the Baltimore City Police Department.


Body Cam Footage Shows Baltimore Officer Running Toward Gunfire

Police have released body-camera footage that shows a Baltimore PD officer arrest a shooting suspect after rushing toward the sound of gunfire.


More Members Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced

A judge sentenced two more former Baltimore City Police detectives to seven years in prison each for robbing citizens and stealing overtime as part of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.


Leader Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced To 25 Years Behind Bars

A federal judge handed down lengthy prison sentences Thursday to two former Baltimore City Police officers who were part of the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force.


Many Across Maryland Trying To Recover Following Weeks Of Rain

Parts of Maryland are still recovering from weeks of relentless rainfall. The flooding left behind a mess destroying roads and homes.


Engineers: Multi-Million Dollar Projects Can’t Guarantee Ellicott City Won’t Flood Again

It has been five days since floodwaters ravaged Ellicott City and as the clean-up continues, many wonder what can be done to prevent another catastrophic slide.



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