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.

Family Of Alleged Office Gunman Says He Failed To Get Mental Health Treatment

The man charged with shooting five co-workers at a Maryland granite company this week, killing three of them, is a felon with dozens of arrests and a history of attacking people he worked with.


Radee Prince To Face Murder, Attempted Murder Charges In Md.

The man accused of opening fire at his Harford County workplace Wednesday will face murder and attempted murder charges.


2 Major Developments Could Reshape The U.S. Opioid Crisis

The number of drug overdose deaths in Baltimore City was more than double the number of murders last year.


Family Of Man Murdered At Hopkins Hospital Wonders If It Could Have Been Prevented

Murder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. What happened inside the ICU that lead a woman to kill her estranged husband?


Report: Russian Agents Used ‘Pokemon Go,’ ‘Don’t Shoot Us’ Campaign To Provoke Civil Discord In Baltimore

Russia-sponsored influence in American politics over the last few years went beyond Facebook and Twitter, CNN reports.


Court Docs Reveal MS-13 Gang Operation As More Members Are Charged

Court documents provide more insight into how the gang works as Anne Arundel County announced eight more arrests. 


5 Charged In Death Of Md. Woman Found In Secret Grave

Five people have been charged in the death of a Maryland woman who was found buried in a secret grave.


Third Baltimore Officer Pleads Guilty In Fraud Case

A third Baltimore police officer is set to plead guilty in federal court to robbing and illegally detaining residents.


Md. Family Reeling As Daughter Recovers From Shooting In Vegas Hospital

In the aftermath of the mass-shooting in Las Vegas, a Maryland woman remains in a medically-induced coma and on a ventilator.


Life-Saving Decision: Md. Father, Son Survive Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Gary Sudhalter had come from Maryland to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas with his son.


Charging Docs Released By Police Reveals Plot Of Murdered Pregnant Teacher’s Boyfriend

Days after a Maryland teacher’s boyfriend was arrested and charged with her killing, police released details about why they came to suspect him.


Autopsy Of Murdered Pregnant Teacher Reveals She Was Shot In The Back Of The Head

The boyfriend of a pregnant Maryland teacher who was found dead in a shallow grave Wednesday appeared in court Thursday.




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