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.

Attorneys For Freddie Gray’s Family Allege Police Sabotaged Gray’s Death Investigation

New fallout from the Department of Justice’s decision to close its investigation into Freddie Gray’s death without filing charges against any officers.


DOJ Won’t Bring Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray Case

The Department of Justice will not bring charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case.


Family Offers $25K Reward For Information On Missing Pregnant Teacher

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.


Car Of Missing Pregnant Teacher Found, She Remains Missing

The search for a missing pregnant Howard County teacher who vanished days ago continues.


Police Continue Search For Missing Pregnant Teacher

Montgomery County police in Maryland continue to look for a pregnant teacher who didn’t show up for the first day of class.


Shooter In 2016 Maryland Rampage Gets 2 More Life Sentences

A former federal officer convicted in a two-day shooting rampage in Maryland has been sentenced to two life terms.


Baltimore Police Sergeant Accused Of Stealing From Victims Pleads Not Guilty

The eighth Baltimore police officer indicted in connection with a corruption scandal involving an elite gun task force pleaded not guilty Thursday.


Gov. Hogan Proposes ‘Truth In Sentencing;’ Calls For Repeat Offenders To Serve Majority Of Sentence

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 Officer Accused Of Stealing From Victims

Another Baltimore Police Department officer has been arrested after authorities say he stole more than $90,000 in a racketeering conspiracy.


Governor Has Closed-Door Meeting With Baltimore Leaders On City’s Crime

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Baltimore City leaders and others in what is billed as a frank discussion to reduce violence in Baltimore.


Baltimore Man Arrested For Firing Gun During Charlottesville Rally

A man from Baltimore is now in custody, accused of firing a gun into a crowd of people during heated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.


City Judges Say They Won’t Attend Governor’s Meeting On Crime Fight

 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.




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