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.

Friends, Family Mourn Baltimore Couple Killed In Small Plane Crash

Friends and family are remembering a Baltimore teacher and her husband who were killed instantly when her father’s plane plummeted to the ground in Florida on Christmas Eve.


Police: Murdered Morgan State Student Walked In On Robbery

Morgan State confirms that the 19-year-old who was shot and killed this week on Pelham Avenue was a student at the school.


Shooting Spree Suspect’s Brother: ‘He 100 Percent Was Not In His Right Mind’

In his first television interview about his brother, Earl Carter, Jr. told WJZ that MauSean Carter was 100 percent “not in his right mind” when he led police on a chase and allegedly went on a shooting spree through West Baltimore Friday.


Suspect In Police Chase To Remain Behind Bars

The man who led police on a chase through west Baltimore last week will remain behind bars, after another appearance before a judge Tuesday.


Police On Girlfriend’s Intervention In Chase: ‘Maybe She De-Escalated This’

The man accused of leading Baltimore Police on a wild, dangerous chase Friday appeared before a judge Monday.


Youth Anti-Violence Program Coming To Baltimore

A new youth violence prevention program could be a game changer in Baltimore City. 


In Baltimore, Jeff Sessions Talks Gang-Related Crime, Immigration

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made wide-ranging comments during an appearance in Baltimore today, tackling immigration, gangs and crime.


Md. Transit Officials In ‘Heightened State Of Awareness’ Following NYC Terror Attack

Maryland Transit Administration Police are in a “heightened state of awareness” following a New York City terror attack Monday.


Fed’s ‘Operation Tin Panda’ Results In The Arrest Of 28 Bloods Gang Members

Federal raids this week have targeted members of the Bloods gang in Maryland and Virginia, resulting in 28 arrests by more than 300 federal agents from the FBI, ATF, and DEA.


Sergeant Who Ran Corrupt Gun Unit Pleads Guilty

The Baltimore Police Department sergeant who ran a corrupt gun unit has pleaded guilty in the case.


Police Sgt. Who Ran Corrupt Gun Unit Won’t Testify Against Fellow Officers

A lawyer for the Baltimore Police Department sergeant who ran a corrupt gun unit says his client will not turn against fellow officers as a government witness.


Baltimore PD Asks That FBI Take Over Detective Murder Investigation, Commissioner Says He’s ‘Increasingly Uncomfortable’

The Baltimore Police Department is handing over the investigation into Detective Sean Suiter’s murder over to the FBI.




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