Reg Chapman joined WCCO-TV in May of 2009. He came to WCCO from WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered an array of stories for the station including the Coney Island plane crash, the crane collapse on the city’s east side, 50 shots fired at motorist Sean Bell by New York Police, and a lacrosse team assault at Fairfield High School in Connecticut.
Prior to that, Reg was a crime-beat reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Reg also reported at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered major news stories such as the crash of Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 and the rescue of the miners at Que Creek Mine in Somerset County, Pa.
Before that, Reg was a reporter/anchor for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, WOWT-TV in Omaha, Neb. and KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.
Reg has been recognized for his work throughout his career, including an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been nominated for several regional Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy for investigative reporting.
A believer in volunteerism, Reg donates his time to the Urban League, NAACP and the YMCA, which has honored him as a Black Achiever. He was also selected as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest for his work in the community. Reg is a member of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
A Gulf War veteran and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Reg graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism.
Another Minnesota-based company is hiking its own minimum wage. Mahtomedi-based Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet is giving its employees a starting wage of $10.10 an hour. Company founder Chuck Anderson says he didn’t want to wait for mandates from the government to do what he calls “the right thing.”
Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.
A 30-year-old New York man was killed late Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 394 hit a pothole and threw him from the vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A good Samaritan who kicked a robber in the face says he couldn’t stand by and watch his neighborhood store getting robbed.
Police in Minneapolis are looking for the public’s help in solving a 20-month-old homicide.
Minneapolis Police are investigating the alleged sexual assaults of two 10-year-old girls, which took place Wednesday morning on the playground at Anderson Elementary School. Joleana Williams, a parent of one of the alleged victims, says the assaults started as a game of chase between two 10-year-girls and three of their male classmates. “It turned into the boys aggressively chasing them. My daughter fell and one of the boys got on top of her,” Williams said.
A court ruled that a man who snapped secret pictures up a woman’s skirt on a Boston subway train did not violate the state’s Peeping Tom law. The practice known as “upskirting” has exposed loopholes in current laws. Minnesota statutes that tackle the issue were written years ago. But that was before everyone had cell phones.
There is still plenty of snow and ice to go around but this little warm up we’re experiencing has everyone hoping for spring. It’s been a cold and miserable winter. The snow and ice came early and it’s still here.
Carleton College is mourning the deaths of three students killed in a crash on icy roads. The fatal crash happened Friday while the young men were riding in an SUV just north of campus on Highway 3. The State Patrol says their vehicle spun out of control and right into the path of an oncoming semi.
The folks at Lyft are throwing a party and readying to add the cars with the pink mustaches to the streets of Minneapolis. Lyft revolves around a smartphone app that links passengers and drivers for what they call a peer-to-peer experience.
The father who lost five of his seven children to a house fire on Valentine’s Day is speaking out. For 12 days, Troy Lewis has been at the side of his two surviving children. Lewis was able to grab 9-year-old Shaca and 5-year-old Electra from the duplex on Colfax Avenue North when it went up in flames.
Huge snow drifts and blowing snow greeted many as they woke Friday, the day after a blizzard invaded southern Minnesota.
North High School’s basketball team has gone from worst to first — winning the City Conference Championship Tuesday night. The win is just one of the school’s latest successes. Enrollment and parental involvement has North High rising from the ashes.
Many homeowners were happy to see warmer weather Tuesday, but they weren’t so happy to see what comes with it – ice dams.
The father of seven who lost five of his children in a house fire on Valentine’s Day is now surrounded by family. Troy Lewis’ brother Roy and others made it to his bedside late Sunday night. They are now planning funerals for those who died.