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.
New fallout from the Department of Justice’s decision to close its investigation into Freddie Gray’s death without filing charges against any officers.
The Department of Justice will not bring charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case.
The family of missing pregnant Howard County teacher Laura Wallen is now offering a reward after sending out an emotional plea for her safe return.
The search for a missing pregnant Howard County teacher who vanished days ago continues.
Montgomery County police in Maryland continue to look for a pregnant teacher who didn’t show up for the first day of class.
A former federal officer convicted in a two-day shooting rampage in Maryland has been sentenced to two life terms.
The eighth Baltimore police officer indicted in connection with a corruption scandal involving an elite gun task force pleaded not guilty Thursday.
Gov. Larry Hogan is pushing for what he calls “Truth in Sentencing,” an attempt to make sure repeat, violent offenders actually serve most of their sentences behind bars.
Another Baltimore Police Department officer has been arrested after authorities say he stole more than $90,000 in a racketeering conspiracy.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Baltimore City leaders and others in what is billed as a frank discussion to reduce violence in Baltimore.
A man from Baltimore is now in custody, accused of firing a gun into a crowd of people during heated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
With murders in Baltimore surging, city judges say they want to stay out of politics and will not attend the closed-door gathering with the governor and other key players in the crime fight.