Reg Chapman

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.
web reg chapman Reg Chapman facebook icon Reg Chapman email icon Reg Chapman

VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2009
Hometown: Danville, Illinois
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska at Omaha

FAVORITES
Music: Gospel
Movie: Harlem Nights
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Book: Nathan McCall, Makes Me Wanna Holla
Food: Southern cuisine
Local Restaurant: Lotus
Hidden MN Gem: Breaking Bread Café
Sport/Exercise: Basketball
Historical Figure: Jesus
Famous Minnesotan: Hubert Humphrey
Quote: “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” — Bob Marley
Word: Peace
Vacation Spot: Virgin Islands
Holiday: Christmas
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

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.

email icon Reg Chapman Request Reg To Speak At An Event

most recent stories2 Reg Chapman

(credit: CBS)

Many Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Serving Others

Many people across the Twin Cities used their day off today to truly honor Dr. King by serving others.

5 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Judge Yet To Name Inheritors Of Prince’s Estate

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate holds a hearing Thursday on whether to declare his siblings as his heirs, and who should manage the rock superstar’s estate going forward.

01/12/2017

(credit: State Patrol)

Messy Commutes Mean Steady Business For Body Shops

Between all the fender benders, spin-outs and head on-collisions, this week’s slick and snowy roads have been causing headaches for Twin Cities drivers.

01/11/2017

(credit: CBS)

Klobuchar Calls Shuttering Of Backpage.com’s Adult Section ‘Long Overdue’

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it’s “long overdue” that Backpage.com, an advertising website frequently linked to cases of sex trafficking, shut down its adult section in the U.S.

01/10/2017

(credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Gopher Fans Split On Fleck, But Pledge Support To ‘U’

Forty-eight hours after firing their head football coach, the University of Minnesota has named a new team leader. But not all fans are welcoming coach P.J. Fleck with open arms.

01/06/2017

Asma Jama (credit: CBS)

After Hate Attack, Asma Jama Talks Forgiveness & The Road Ahead

A woman attacked for not speaking English in a Minnesota restaurant is talking about how she found the capacity to forgive.

01/05/2017

(credit: CBS)

A Look At How Minnesotans Embrace (And Avoid) Frigid Weather

When the temperatures drop, Minnesotans respond with big coats, hats, gloves and all things that can keep you warm.

01/04/2017

(credit: CBS)

U.S. Bank Stadium Protesters Hold Press Conference

Two protesters who took their fight against U.S. Bank to the rafters of the Vikings stadium are speaking out.

01/03/2017

(credit: CBS)

Higher Ground St. Paul Providing New Shelter For Homeless

Homeless advocates hope the new legislative session brings about new funding to complete the second phase of St. Paul’s new Dorothy Day Place.

01/02/2017

(credit: Hennepin County)

Charges: Man Seeking Heroin Steals Idling Car Full Of Children

A man searching for drugs wound up stealing a car that happened to have 3 children inside. It happened Christmas Eve night in the Loring Park neighborhood.

12/30/2016

(credit: CBS)

Metro Transit Offering Free Rides For New Year’s Eve

Free rides on buses and trains could keep drunk drivers off the road this holiday weekend.

12/29/2016

Asma Jama (credit: CBS)

Victim Forgives Woman Who Smashed Beer Mug In Her Face

A Ramsey County woman will serve six months behind bars for attacking a woman at a Coon Rapids restaurant last fall.

12/20/2016

(credit: CBS)

Officers Research Mpls. Police History Ahead Of 150th Celebration

A look inside file cabinets left untouched for years uncovers history of the Minneapolis Police Department not known until now.

12/19/2016

(credit: Gophers)

Attorney For Suspended Gopher Players Says Decision Is ‘Unjust & Premature’

WCCO Radio’s Eric Nelson interviewed Lee Hutton, the former Gopher player who’s the attorney for the ten suspended players, on Thursday. Hutton said players are mainly taking issue with the lack of respect to due process in Coyle and Kaler’s decision and the lack of support from the university.

12/16/2016

(credit: CBS)

Frigid, Snowy Weather May Put A Damper On Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

The winter storm comes at a bad time for those who still have Christmas shopping to do.

12/15/2016

(credit: CBS)

As Bitter Cold Arrives, Minnesotans Hunker Down

The cold weather is forcing people to make sure they are prepared for the even colder weather to come.

12/07/2016

(credit: CBS)

Mother Sues Allina Health After Newborn Mix-Up

An Apple Valley woman is suing Allina Health after her newborn baby was mistakenly given to another mother at a hospital and breast fed.

12/06/2016

(credit: CBS)

Eagan Police: Security Guard Shoots & Kills Suspected Robber

Police in Eagan believe a security officer who shot and killed a man overnight did so in self-defense.

12/05/2016

Bridget Giere and Stephanie Carlson - Mounds View students killed in crash

As Mounds View Mourns Students Killed In Crash, Friends, Strangers Offer Support

Juniors Bridget Giere and Stephanie Carlson were killed when the vehicle they were in was t-boned by another near County Road 96 and Old Highway 10 in Arden Hills. A third student, Samantha Redden, was injured in that accident.

12/02/2016

(credit: CBS)

Black Santa Coming To Mall Of America For The 1st Time

The Santa Experience inside the Mall of America is bringing a unique experience to Twin Cities families this year.

11/30/2016

(credit: CBS)

Victim In Daycare Owner Hit-And-Run Incident Speaks Out

He was dragged for more than eight blocks by a woman on the run after an incident in her Uptown daycare center.

11/29/2016

(credit: CBS)

Warning To Cyber Monday Shoppers: Watch Out For ‘Porch Pirates’

Cyber Monday is in full swing and police have a warning for people expecting packages to be delivered to their homes: Watch out for “porch pirates.”

11/28/2016

Sophia Wilansky (credit: CBS)

Woman Severely Injured In DAPL Protest Brought To HCMC

A woman from New York is in a Minneapolis hospital Tuesday. She is going through surgeries after claims of being hit with a grenade at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

11/22/2016

(credit: CBS)

Day Care Provider Hangs Child, Injuries 2 While Fleeing

Crime scene tape and flashing lights invaded a Minneapolis neighborhood after police were called to a day care Friday morning.

11/18/2016

MnDOT's snow plow fleet (credit: CBS)

Minnesotans Prep For First Blast Of Snow

With snow advisories blanketing the state, people are out buying what they need to handle whatever Mother Nature deals out.

11/17/2016

next

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Best Of Minnesota
Good Question
Ski Report

Listen Live