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.

Thousands Of Cases That Involved Cops In Corruption Scandal May Be Tainted

A public defender now says as many as 3,000 cases may be tainted by officers who were involved in the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt gun task force.


Tears And Lies: Explosive BPD Corruption Trial Testimony

Testimony continues Tuesday in one of the largest police corruption cases in Baltimore City history.


Former Detectives Testify About Fraud, Abuse In Baltimore Police Dept.

Two disgraced former Baltimore City Police detectives testified Monday about “widespread” overtime fraud in the department and other abuses.


2 Maryland State Troopers Injured, Suspect Shot, Killed In Barricade Incident

Maryland State Police say two troopers were shot Thursday night, and a suspect was killed in a barricade incident in Allegany County.


Disgraced BPD Detective: Supervisors Tolerated Corruption

A disgraced former Baltimore City Police detective testified that supervisors condoned fraud and misconduct in the specialized, plainclothes units he worked, as long as officers were making arrests and taking illegal guns off the streets.


Detective’s Testimony Spotlights Baltimore Police Corruption

The testimony of a former Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force detective is shining a new light on the scope of corruption within the elite unit. It has since been disbanded— its members placed under arrest.


Former Detective Testifies About Widespread Baltimore Police Corruption

A federal prosecutor described an elite Baltimore police unit as a “perfect storm” of corruption in opening arguments.


2 Charged In Baltimore Cop Corruption Scandal Go On Trial

The trials for Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor begin today at the federal courthouse in Baltimore.


New Crackdown Aims to Jam Inmates’ Illegal Cell Phones

Wednesday, federal prison officials conducted a rare test at a Western Maryland lockup that blocks phone signals.


Baltimore City Schools Remain Cold

In these cold temperatures broken heating symptoms again closed several Baltimore City schools Tuesday, angering parents.


More Baltimore Schools Close Early Because Of Heating Issues

Two Baltimore City Public Schools will close early Tuesday because of problems with their heating systems.


WJZ Investigates: Fixing Baltimore’s Cold Schools

WJZ goes inside one of Baltimore City’s most troubled public school buildings to get answers from the schools’ CEO about heating issues and learn more about the bitter cold conditions from a former NFL player and current teacher whose viral video drew national attention to the problem.




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