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.
The Baltimore City 911 dispatch system was breached Sunday, prompting a temporary shutdown of automated dispatching, according to the mayor’s office.
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 believe thousands of criminal cases affected by a corrupt Baltimore Police task force will have to be thrown out.
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.
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.
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 those in power turn a blind eye to corruption on the Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force?
New numbers show a sharp increase in the most serious violent crimes in Baltimore County last year.
A Lochearn woman is recovering after falling into a six-foot space after the steps to her home collapsed Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.