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.

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.


Sexual Abuse Survivors In Baltimore Catholic Schools Call Out Nun Who They Allege Stayed Silent

Several survivors of sexual abuse in Baltimore’s Catholic schools are demanding action against a nun who they say turned a blind eye to crimes decades ago.


Baltimore High School Freshman Organizing ‘March For Our Lives’ Protest At City Hall

The March for Our Lives rally for safer schools will be felt in Baltimore, thanks to a high school freshman who is organizing the event at City Hall.


Md. School Shooting: Shooter Dead At Great Mills High School, 2 Others Injured

A student shooter is dead and two other students are hurt after the student opened fire at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County.


Did State’s Attorney’s Office Turn Blind Eye To Corrupt BPD Task Force?

Did those in power turn a blind eye to corruption on the Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force?


Baltimore County Exec. Blames Guns, Opioid Epidemic For Jump In Violent Crimes

New numbers show a sharp increase in the most serious violent crimes in Baltimore County last year.


Rescuers Save Woman Who Fell Into 10-Foot Hole After Concrete Steps Collapse

A Lochearn woman is recovering after falling into a six-foot space after the steps to her home collapsed Thursday afternoon.


Johns Hopkins University Under Microscope After Sexual Assaults

Sexual assaults reported back-to-back at Johns Hopkins University are prompting a new look at how the school handles the complaints after problems in the past.


Cousin Of Gun Trace Task Force Officer Gets 5 Years For Robbery

A cousin of one of the corrupt Baltimore Police officers charged in the Gun Trace Task Force case has been sentenced to five years behind bars.


Family Of Va. Teen Found Dead In Baltimore Ask Police To Reopen Case

The parents of a teenager from northern Virginia found dead in a Baltimore City housing project almost a decade ago are calling for a new investigation into their daughter’s death.




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