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

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

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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Gov. Dayton: Video Of Jamar Clark Shooting Is Inconclusive

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s seen video recorded on the night a black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer, but that the footage is inconclusive.


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BCA Still Looking Over Details Of Deadly Minneapolis Officer-Involved Shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed Tuesday that 24- year-old Jamar Clark is dead. He was shot by Minneapolis police officers during a struggle while they were responding to a call of a woman being assaulted.


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Metro Mobility Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Passenger

A 44-year-old Minneapolis man is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a vulnerable female adult while working as a metro mobility driver, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.


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Hundreds Of Vets Gather At Minnesota Veterans Day Program

After its reveal at the Xcel Energy Center during the Minnesota Wild game Tuesday night, the More Than Names flag was on display during the official state of Minnesota Veterans Day program. Community members celebrated and honored Veterans who have served our country.


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Report Blasts Monitoring Of Patient Who Killed Deputy At St. Cloud Hospital

A review of policy and procedures at St. Cloud Hospital says the suspect who shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy last month was not properly monitored. The Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the report after finding St Cloud Hospital out of compliance.


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Clean-Up Follows After Train Derailment In Alma, Wis.

Railway crews spent Sunday taking ethanol from derailed train cars after more than 20,000 gallons leaked into the Mississippi River. The derailment happened Saturday, two miles north of the town of Alma, Wis. Some of the 25 derailed cars were carrying ethanol.


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Minn. Hunters Gearing Up For Firearm Deer Season

It is “Orange Friday.” That means in just a few hours, more than half a million Minnesotans will head to the outdoors for the opening of deer hunting season. It is a long-standing Minnesota tradition. The Department of Natural Resources says it expects this year’s deer harvest to be relatively low, between 140,000 and 155,000 deer.


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North High Attributes Resurgence To Academics, Athletics

Four years ago, there were 67 students enrolled at Minneapolis North High School, and the school was in danger of closing. Now, there are more than 300 students and 90 percent of the senior class is expected to graduate on time.


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Fight At Minneapolis McDonald’s Drive-Thru Caught On Video

A fight between a customer and overnight manager at McDonalds is caught on camera. The beat down happened early Tuesday morning in the drive thru at the restaurant on Stinson Boulevard in Minneapolis.


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Craft Brew, Schools & City Ordinance: A Problem For Blaine

One of the fastest growing areas of the Twin Cities is experiencing growing pains. A school district and a brew pub both hope to expand on the same block in Blaine


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String Of Heroin Overdoses Prompts Nonprofit’s Emergency Training Sessions

Five people in Hennepin County overdosed on heroin Thursday, according to a group battling overdoses and addictions. That prompted the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation to host emergency training Saturday.


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Youth Homelessness Highlighted In Twin Cities Film Fest

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Talks Affordable Housing In Minneapolis

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was in town today to talk about the future of affordable housing in Minneapolis.


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Charges: Driver Drunk In Inver Grove Heights Fatal Crash

A 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a woman last Saturday, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Nicholas Anthony Indehar was charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the incident.


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Hundreds Attend Visitation Of Slain Aitkin Deputy

Hundreds of people are paid their respects Thursday in Aitkin for a sheriff’s investigator killed in the line of duty. Aitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Sandberg, 60, was guarding patient Danny Hammond at St. Cloud Hospital Sunday when the man grabbed his service pistol and fatally shot him.


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Student Airlifted To Hospital After Collapsing In Gym Class

Officials in Chisago County say a 14-year-old Rush City High School student was airlifted to a hospital on Tuesday after collapsing outside while in gym class.


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A Look At Gun Violence In Mpls. & The Community’s Response

Gun violence in Minneapolis has many who live in the line of fire speaking out. Residents say it’s time to take back the streets, and some say it begins at home.


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Teen In Waseca Bomb Plot Gets 10 Years Of Probation

The Waseca teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and blow up his school was sentenced Monday to a 10-year stayed prison sentence and 10 years of intense supervised probation.


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Minnesota Lynx Celebrate A 3rd WNBA Title, Aiming For More

It was a celebration fit for champions. The Minnesota Lynx held their victory parade Friday after winning the WNBA title Wednesday night for the first time on their home court. Lynx fans lined Hennepin Avenue for a chance to celebrate with the champs.


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Red Wing Reconsiders Police Hate Crime Resolution

The Red Wing City Council is reconsidering a resolution that would make attacks on police officers a hate crime. After an outcry on social media, city leaders are promising to take another look, this time with public input.


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Lynx Fans Celebrate Championship Win

For Lynx fans, this Is the moment they’ve been waiting for — a chance to capture a WNBA championship at home.


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Investigators: Mother Of 3 Wasn’t In Home When Fatal Fire Started

Fire investigators said Monday they believe the mother of three children killed in a north Minneapolis fire was not home when it started. The fire that claimed the lives of 6-year-old Latorious, 5-year-old Latoria and 23-month-old Latorianna has been ruled accidental.


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University Of Minnesota Approves $166M ‘Athletes Village’

The University of Minnesota approved a $166-million sports facility for its athletics department and 725 athletes Friday morning.


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Stillwater Girl Became Man’s Online Sex Slave, Charges Say

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Charges: Man, 43, Solicited Prostitution From Minor; Tarp Found Lining Trunk

A Maple Grove man is facing charges for engaging in prostitution with a minor, according to Washington County officials.



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