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.

Some Believe Return Of Surveillance Plane Will Deter Crime, Police Corruption In Baltimore

The controversial private plane that once flew over Baltimore, taking pictures of the entire city, could be making a comeback.


How And When Will The Cycle Of Violence & Corruption In Baltimore End?

Stopping violence in Baltimore has been a persistent challenge for years.


Judge Denies Bond For Md. Student Accused Of Bringing Gun To School

On Tuesday, a judge denied bond for a Maryland student who is charged with bringing a loaded gun to his high school.


Darryl De Sousa Officially Confirmed As Baltimore Police Commissioner

The Baltimore City Council confirmed Darryl De Sousa as police commissioner with a 14-1 vote Monday night.


Mother Of Md. Teacher Killed While Pregnant Outraged After Murder Trial Pushed Back

The murder trial of Tyler Tessier has been moved to September.


Mayor, Police Commissioner Respond To Baltimore Being Named Nation’s Most Dangerous City

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Police Commissioner Designate Darryl De Sousa spoke about violence reduction.


Passenger: Police Fired ‘Fatal Shots’ At Car That Caused Security Scare At NSA

A passenger in a vehicle that slammed into a barricade at the National Security Agency last week says the driver was his unlicensed 17-year-old friend who floored the gas when police approached him after he mistakenly took a restricted exit.


Should Md. Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns On Campus?

Five Maryland campuses have been on lockdown at various points this week, including an elementary school in Northwest Baltimore.


3 Injured, 3 In Custody After SUV Rams Security Gate At NSA

Police responded to a shooting Wednesday outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade.


Notes From Jurors In Baltimore Police Corruption Trial Released

More than 20 notes from jurors in a landmark police corruption trial reveal new insight into the jury’s decisions. It ended with guilty verdicts against two Baltimore police detectives.


Baltimore Metro Subway System Shuts Down For Weekend

Late Thursday night the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) shut down the entire metro subway system.


Closing Arguments Set In Baltimore Police Corruption Trial

Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments in the trial of two Baltimore detectives fighting racketeering and robbery charges.




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