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.
olice say an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers helped them put a serial robber behind bars. Investigators say someone recognized Lamonte Lee Douglas Gross in surveillance video. Police say Gross had a history of armed robbery. He was released from prison, and weeks later they say he went back to his old tricks.
Police in St. Cloud say they have found the body of a 6-year-old boy who went missing Thursday night.
The 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is being celebrated across the country, and right here in Minnesota. President George Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.
New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden “granny cams” to record physical abuse.
When a truck slammed into a sporting goods store over the weekend, it narrowly missed a mom and her young children.
The first public, natural swimming pool in North America is just two weeks away from opening. It’s been a 10 year process to turn Webber pool in north Minneapolis into a natural filtration pool.
The Minneapolis Police Department is looking to partner with business owners in the fight against crime. Its new program will give officers an immediate connection to cameras already in place at local businesses. And as police say, it’s a force multiplier.
A 12-year-old boy wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in Omaha has been arrested in Minneapolis. According to a statement Tuesday from Omaha police, the 12-year-old was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and was to be booked ahead of court proceedings to return him to Nebraska.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help to locate additional victims of a convicted online child predator who may have Lucas Chansler, 31, formerly of St. Johns, Florida, was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty last August to nine counts of producing child pornography.
Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.
Minneapolis police are investigating a possible stabbing in a parking ramp near Target Center Thursday morning. The stabbing occurred inside the A-Ramp at 101 N 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis near Target Center.
Minneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.
A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.
inneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.
June 20 is known as “Juneteenth,” the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United Sates. People celebrated in Minneapolis Saturday at the North Mississippi Regional Park.
Pastor David Keaton says the massacre in South Carolina has been at the forefront of conversations inside Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He says some members are using social media to vent and pray.
The Minneapolis music community is planning a fundraiser for a saxophone player who was severely injured in an accident. Pat Mackin was driving home from a gig at the Minnesota Music Café on Dec. 3, 2014, when he was broadsided by another car.
Investigators say cloning credit cards is one of the most lucrative crimes in America right now. And on Wednesday two people connected to an elaborate cloning operation in Minnesota are behind bars.
The victim of a hit-and-run accident was laid to rest Tuesday. Now his family and Minneapolis police hope help from the public will lead to the person responsible. Louis Charging Bear, 56, was hit by a motorcycle as he crossed Cedar Avenue at 27th Street in Minneapolis on the night of June 5. Investigators released video Tuesday of the man riding that motorcycle 11 days ago.
A newlywed couple hopes to one day live in a home, surrounded by family. That dream got a little closer on Friday, when they finally tied the knot.
A police pursuit ended in a crash which closed a stretch of road in Wayzata Thursday morning. The chase ended at Gleason Lake Road just north of Highway 12 with one officer suffering minor injuries. But how the chase began is a scary story in itself.
With another summery day in store, how about taking in a free baseball game? The St. Paul Saints are inviting people to come out today and check out CHS Field during their lunch hour.
Minnesota’s 75 state parks are all offering free admission this coming Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. All of the state’s parks have special activities planned.
A third of all police calls in downtown Minneapolis originate from a block where the city’s largest homeless shelter sits.