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.

Body Cam Footage Shows Baltimore Officer Running Toward Gunfire

Police have released body-camera footage that shows a Baltimore PD officer arrest a shooting suspect after rushing toward the sound of gunfire.


More Members Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced

A judge sentenced two more former Baltimore City Police detectives to seven years in prison each for robbing citizens and stealing overtime as part of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.


Leader Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced To 25 Years Behind Bars

A federal judge handed down lengthy prison sentences Thursday to two former Baltimore City Police officers who were part of the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force.


Many Across Maryland Trying To Recover Following Weeks Of Rain

Parts of Maryland are still recovering from weeks of relentless rainfall. The flooding left behind a mess destroying roads and homes.


Engineers: Multi-Million Dollar Projects Can’t Guarantee Ellicott City Won’t Flood Again

It has been five days since floodwaters ravaged Ellicott City and as the clean-up continues, many wonder what can be done to prevent another catastrophic slide.


‘I Feel Lucky To Be Alive’: SW Baltimore Residents Fed Up With Sporadic Flooding

Frederick Avenue in Baltimore City remains closed and clean up is under way after flood waters ripped up the street Sunday afternoon.


Who’s To Blame For An ‘Alleged Cop Killer’ Being Back On The Streets?

Questions of accountability persist as to why Dawnta Harris was allowed to come back to West Baltimore to live with his mom even though she felt he was a risk and needed secure detention.


Flooding Continues To Wreak Havoc In Frederick County

Rain fell in waterlogged Frederick County for another day as the area remains under a State of Emergency following extreme flooding that began Tuesday night.


Lawsuit Filed Against Md. High School, Teacher Accused Of Sex Abuse

A class action lawsuit has been filed against a Maryland private high school and a former teacher after the teacher was arrested on charges related to an inappropriate relationship with a student.


Md. Gubernatorial Candidate, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Dies At 60

Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz died of cardiac arrest early Thursday morning.


Murder Of 16-Year-Old Marks Baltimore’s 100th Homicide This Year

Two teens have been shot in less than a week in Baltimore, which just recorded its 100th murder of 2018.


3 Victims Of Shooting At Maryland Home Identified

Police identified the three victims who were fatally shot in a sprawling Brookeville home Monday as they investigated the man who opened fire on them.