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.
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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.

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As Unemployment Drops In Minnesota, Communities Of Color Not Seeing The Gains

The latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it’s 14-percent — that’s compared to 8.8 percent nationally.

02/05/2016

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St. Cloud Makes History With First Black Female Police Officer

The demographics of the city of St. Cloud are changing and so is the face of its police department. For the first time in the city’s history an African-American female is a part of the police force.

02/04/2016

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Outdoor Enthusiasts, Winter Businesses Love Latest Storm

For many, the snow means good times on a sled or cross country skiing. For others it means big bucks. Lots of outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting for this day for quite some time as several inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities metro and southern Minnesota.

02/02/2016

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Police, Residents On High Alert After Another Robbery Near U Of M

Another robbery at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota has police and neighbors on alert. A person says he was robbed early Sunday morning as he walked near 8th Street Southeast and 12th Avenue.

02/01/2016

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Minneapolis Police Already Training For Super Bowl 2018

With the Super Bowl just over a week away, security efforts are being ramped up across the Bay Area, but Minneapolis police are already training for the 2018 Super Bowl in the Twin Cities.

01/29/2016

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St. Paul School Mulls Dropping Holiday Celebrations

Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul serves more children of color than white students. That is why Principal Scott Masini wants to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of the student population.

01/28/2016

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Beyond Conversation: Equity Forum Calls For Change

One of the state’s biggest community outreach organizations is spearheading a conversation on race and equity.

01/27/2016

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Mpls. Board Of Education Meets To Discuss Superintendent Search

The Minneapolis Board of Education will meet Tuesday night with plans to discuss the search for a new superintendent. In the past week, Interim Superintendent Michael Goar requested to have his name be withdrawn from consideration for the job.

01/26/2016

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Minneapolis Officer Who Allegedly Threatened To Break Teen’s Leg Fired

WCCO has learned that an officer on leave for allegedly threatening to break a teenager’s leg has been fired. The incident was caught on camera last March by 17-year-old Faysal Mohamed.

01/25/2016

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Road Rage Investigation Underway After Image Of Racist Sign Goes Viral

Police in Minneapolis are looking into at least two incidents where a driver is accused of trying to run people off the road.

01/25/2016

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Toddler Making Remarkable Recovery After Severe Beating

A Minneapolis toddler is making a remarkable recovery in the hospital. Rae’Ana Hall, who is just 22 months old, suffered broken bones and severe damage to the right side of her brain in early January. Investigators believe her father beat her.

01/22/2016

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Allegations Of Nepotism Embroil Chisago County Sheriff’s Department

The former second-in-command of a Minnesota sheriff’s department says he was forced to resign for questioning his boss. He says he had concerns when Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan hired his son as a deputy.

01/20/2016

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Bike Lobby Seeks 25 MPH Speed Limit For MN City Streets

Minnesota’s bike lobby is hoping to get state legislators to lower speed limits on city streets around the state, arguing it would make cyclists and pedestrians safer. The state’s bike lobby would like to see a speed limit of 25 mph.

01/19/2016

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MLK Day Food Giveaway Highlights Importance Of Social Responsibility

Many parts of north Minneapolis sit in a food desert. For some, they have to walk or bus miles in order to find fresh fruits and veggies.

01/18/2016

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Minnesotans Prep For Bitterly Cold Weekend

State park employees say they are prepared to show people a good time in the extreme cold, and offered a few tips on how to stay warm while doing it.

01/15/2016

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Mpls. Councilmembers Want Decreased Consequences For Minor Pot Possession

A push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.

01/14/2016

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Minneapolis Bar Patrons Robbed At Gunpoint; Suspects Arrested

The gun-toting criminal was looking for the safety deposit box. When he didn’t find it, he robbed the bar’s patrons.

01/13/2016

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Salvation Army Opens Doors To Homeless During Winter’s Bitter Cold

When the temperature drops below 10 degrees, the Salvation Army opens up warming centers as a refuge from the cold. It’s what’s being done to protect the most vulnerable from the cold.

01/11/2016

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Dad Charged In Severe Beating Of 20-Month-Old Daughter

A Minneapolis father has been charged in the severe beating of his 20-month-old daughter, which left her with brain injuries. Ticortier Collins is charged with first-degree assault. Investigators say he beat his daughter so badly that she also has a lacerated spleen, rib and pelvic fractures.

01/08/2016

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Retired Minnesota Officer With PTSD Reaches Out For Help

Help is needed for a retired Golden Valley police officer who has fallen on hard times. Leland Wanglie was shot in the line of duty back in 1972. The incident caused him to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, years before it was recognized as an illness.

01/07/2016

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Toddler In Critical Condition After Severe Beating

A 21-month-old girl is clinging to life after suffering injuries police say appear to be intentional. Rae’Ana Hall was left with her father while her mother went to work. Hours later, her mother says she got a call from the hospital saying her child was in critical condition.

01/06/2016

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Police: 1 Arrested In Connection With Maplewood Home Invasion

Tips from the public helped Maplewood police catch one of three people wanted in connection with a home invasion. The crime took place Saturday afternoon at Carefree Cottages in Maplewood.

01/05/2016

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Tips Lead To Arrest In Minneapolis Fatal Hit-And-Run

Tips from the public helped lead to an arrest following a hit-and-run that killed a north Minneapolis woman. Aisha Freels, 37, was killed as she attempted to cross Lyndale Avenue to get into a cab on New Year’s Eve.

01/04/2016

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Mother Of Woman Killed In NYE Hit & Run: ‘Everybody Loved Her’

Minneapolis police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a mother of four Thursday night. Aisha Freels, 37, was struck after leaving her home and crossing the street to get in a cab on New Year’s Eve. Police say the driver of the car sped off.

01/01/2016

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Mpls. Police Union Head: Proactive Policing Down Due To Scrutiny

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