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.
Police were called to a home on the 5400 block of Byscane Way at about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of an explosion. When they arrived, they found the homeowner shot. His 15-year-old son was taken into custody.
Persephonee Norma Banks died from bacterial strep on Thursday. Friends of the family held a huge party to remember this bright little girl who enjoyed spreading love wherever she went.
When Viking International Cruise Line makes its debut in the U.S., the port authority of Red Wing already had plans in place to spruce up its riverfront.
A U.S. District Court judge has overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the NFL and has ordered him to be reinstated. According to court documents, Judge David Doty made the decision Thursday morning to vacate the suspension.
The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.
As rent prices spike across the country, apartments in the Twin Cities could be bucking the trend.
Hundreds were expected to pack the hearing room at the State Capitol in St. Paul Thursday as the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee discussed whether convicted felons should have their voting rights restored.
An article in the Atlantic Magazine praising Minneapolis for its high employment, prosperity and affordable housing is under attack. The Washington Post responded with an article asking the question, “If Minneapolis is so great, why is it so bad for African Americans?”
A 52-year-old man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography died late last month, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department said the man, identified as Jeffrey Todd Miller, was a teacher and coach in the Wayzata School District.
State lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.
More than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That’s causing climatologists to keep a close watch.
A suspected drunken driver is accused of killing a teenager who had a bright and promising future. Police say a truck driven by 34-year-old Charles Hendricks crashed into a car Monday night in rural Sandstone. Hendricks is in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital.
A Minnesota restaurant thinks it has the solution to waiting in line for a table.
Next week, Travail in Robbinsdale will become the first restaurant in the state to sell tickets.
New Hope city council members returned to city hall Monday night for the first time since a gunman opened fire during a meeting. Two police officers were shot as they left the council meeting in the incident two weeks ago.
A Minnesota man says his family is lucky to be okay after a dangerous prank sent armed police to his house. It’s called swatting. Callers fake an emergency to get police to respond to an innocent person’s home.
A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.
A group of thieves are targeting purses across the metro. They find victims in crowded restaurants and grocery stores looking for credit cards. The pickpockets have hit Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove.
Two words we learned last year that we hope we don’t hear again anytime soon: Polar Vortex. Last winter set new records for Minnesota cold, and now we’ve learned it also set a new record for how much money was spent on snow and ice removal.
Nathan Kmetz says his father, Raymond, had nothing to live for. His father lost his house, his business and his family and felt his life was over. That’s why Kmetz believes his father walked into the Crystal city hall armed with a weapon, hoping to die.
Two police officers are recovering Monday night after being shot at New Hope City Hall, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
A Vietnam veteran is relieved after his fish house that was stolen earlier this week was found.
Authorities are now saying a 29-year-old Apple Valley man killed his wife and their 5-year-old daughter, shooting them in the head before taking his own life.
Last week, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced it was filing for bankruptcy amid lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. Tuesday, they were in court to hash out some of the details.
While many attended events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, others decided giving back was another way to honor his legacy.
Police found the bodies of three people in an Apple Valley home Saturday. Neighbors called Apple Valley police Saturday afternoon after seeing bodies in a home on Ramsdell Drive at about 1 p.m. Police say they do not know how long the bodies have been there.