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.

Several Baltimore Schools Still Closed Due To Heating Problems

Despite teams working around the clock to fix heating problems, eight Baltimore City public schools were either closed or opened late Monday because of burst pipes and broken heating systems.


Ice Blankets Neighborhoods After Water Main Breaks Caused By Intense Cold

Bone-chilling temperatures are causing water main breaks across the region.


Edgewood Workplace Shooting Suspect Indicted On Murder Charges

The man accused of shooting several co-workers at an Edgewood granite company, killing three, has been indicted on murder charges.


Ceremony Held For Record-Setting Rate Of Homicide Victims In Baltimore

Less than 18 hours into the new year, Baltimore recorded its first two murders.


Md. Elected Officials ‘Disappointed’ In FBI’s Refusal To Take Over Suiter Investigation

Maryland elected officials are disappointed in the FBI’s refusal to take over the investigation into the murder of Detective Sean Suiter.


Overturned Oil Tanker Shuts Down I-83, Spills Oil Into Jones Falls

A truck carrying 3,000 gallons of heating oil overturned on I-83 spilled almost all of that into the Jones Falls.


Friends, Family Mourn Baltimore Couple Killed In Small Plane Crash

Friends and family are remembering a Baltimore teacher and her husband who were killed instantly when her father’s plane plummeted to the ground in Florida on Christmas Eve.


Police: Murdered Morgan State Student Walked In On Robbery

Morgan State confirms that the 19-year-old who was shot and killed this week on Pelham Avenue was a student at the school.


Shooting Spree Suspect’s Brother: ‘He 100 Percent Was Not In His Right Mind’

In his first television interview about his brother, Earl Carter, Jr. told WJZ that MauSean Carter was 100 percent “not in his right mind” when he led police on a chase and allegedly went on a shooting spree through West Baltimore Friday.


Suspect In Police Chase To Remain Behind Bars

The man who led police on a chase through west Baltimore last week will remain behind bars, after another appearance before a judge Tuesday.


Police On Girlfriend’s Intervention In Chase: ‘Maybe She De-Escalated This’

The man accused of leading Baltimore Police on a wild, dangerous chase Friday appeared before a judge Monday.


Youth Anti-Violence Program Coming To Baltimore

A new youth violence prevention program could be a game changer in Baltimore City. 




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