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.

TV Producer Charged With Sister’s Death; Police Call Investigation ‘Complex’ And ‘Sensitive’

A former producer for “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” awaits extradition from Baltimore to Los Angeles for the murder of her sister. 


Police Announce Panel Members Reviewing Det. Sean Suiter’s Murder Case

Baltimore Police Department officials released additional information on the independent panel reviewing the murder of detective Sean Suiter.


BPD Commissioner May Remove Homicide Unit From Suiter Case

Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told the Baltimore Sun it was unfair to have homicide detectives investigate Suiter’s death from the start.


What Methods, Strategies Will Sex Traffickers Use Following Seizure Of Backpage?

Now that Backpage is gone, law enforcement is trying to find out where sex traffickers will migrate next. 


Measure To Create Commission To Investigate Corrupt Baltimore Police Unit Passes

Maryland lawmakers passed legislation to investigate a corrupt Baltimore police unit Monday, the last day of the 2018 General Assembly.


Drug Dealer Sentenced In Case That Launched Investigation Of Corrupt BPD Task Force

A judge has sentenced a drug dealer in the case that launched the government’s investigation into the corrupt Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force.


Police: Mother, Daughter Killed In Baltimore Home Were Targeted

Police confirmed the victims of a fatal West Baltimore home invasion are a mother and daughter. 


Md. DACA Recipient Responds To Trump: ‘We’re Here To Stay’

President Donald Trump’s latest announcement on DACA has caused more uncertainty for the nearly 1 million recipients nationwide, including as many as 10,000 in Maryland.


Md. Attorney General Has Less Than 1 Month To Appeal ‘Serial’ Subject’s New Trial Ruling

Maryland’s attorney general has less than a month to decide whether to appeal the ruling by the state’s second highest court in Adnan Syed’s favor, the subject of the popular podcast Serial.


Officials: Technician Changed Security Settings For Baltimore’s Emergency System

The Baltimore City 911 dispatch system was breached Sunday, prompting a temporary shutdown of automated dispatching, according to the mayor’s office.


Howard County Increasing Security Measures At Schools Following Shootings

In the wake of recent shootings, including one in southern Maryland last week, school leaders in Howard County say they will spend more than $1 million on safety measures.


Prosecutors: Thousands Of Cases Involving Corrupt BPD Task Force Could Be Thrown Out

Prosecutors believe thousands of criminal cases affected by a corrupt Baltimore Police task force will have to be thrown out.



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