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.
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.
A Minneapolis private school is losing more students after reports of a field trip to a sex shop.
A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week.
A St. Paul Apartment complex has started to fill in an unused pool where two young boys nearly drowned. The city of St. Paul ordered the owner of the complex to have the issue fixed by June 3. The order comes after two boys were found in the bottom of the pool on Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.
Six people are now facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after police say they attacked a pedal pub with water balloons and squirt guns. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. The aftermath of the attack was captured on cell phone video.
A Minneapolis police officer facing very serious allegations — including beating up several men – has pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
A small victory today for workers and supporters of a $15 per hour minimum wage at the airport. After much discussion, the Metropolitan Airports Commission decided to wait 30 days before voting on any kind of increase.
More detours are in store for people traveling between Minneapolis and St. Paul. I-94 just shut down in both directions for the weekend.
The Minneapolis Police Department is in the final stages of its body camera test program. Thirty-six officers from three different precincts volunteered to test and evaluate the cameras.
An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.
There are no new cases of bird flu to report in Minnesota for a second day this week — but that’s likely little comfort to poultry producers. The virus spread to 82 farms across more than 20 counties in just two months.
The Minneapolis Police Department has pulled all of its transport vans out of service. The department wants to make sure the vehicles are safe for officers, and those in custody, to ride in.
Since firefighters in St. Paul began answering calls in 1856, 62 have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Minnesota State Patrol recognized an Air National Guardsman for risking his life to save another. Robert Renning was awarded the Meritorious Citizenship Award for bending back the door frame of a burning SUV and pulling the driver, Michael Johannes, to safety.
A movement is underway in north Minneapolis to make a change in the streets — it’s called “Push for Peace.” The goal is to take the community back from violence, focusing on making a difference in the lives of kids.
A grieving mother shared her gratitude with Minnesota Thursday for caring so much about her son. Strangers spent weeks searching for any sign of Barway Collins, the 10-year-old Crystal boy who vanished one day after school last month.
A new cafe in north Minneapolis promises to do much more than offer residents fresh and healthy comfort foods. Breaking Bread Cafe will offer employment to at-risk youth in the community.
A wrestling legend who never forgot his Minnesota roots is dead at 89. Verne Gagne spent some of his wrestling days taking it to Jesse Ventura. Gagne was from Corcoran. His wresting career spanned from 1949 to 1985.
Minnesota Wild fans are waiting to hear when the playoff push will continue. The announcement could come Monday night. For area businesses, home games mean large crowds and even larger profits. Reg Chapman explored more on how a packed Xcel Center means big dollars for businesses.
Wildfires normally aren’t good news, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set fire to a Twin Cities wildlife refuge on purpose on Thursday. About 95 acres of prairie grass burned near Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie Thursday morning to make wildlife areas and forests better homes for animals and birds
A ban on Styrofoam containers in Minneapolis restaurants went into effect on Earth Day, Wednesday.
The ordinance requires all food and drinks prepared for dine-in or take-out to be placed in packaging that can re-used, recycled, or composted.
The mother of an 18-month-old girl that died of homicidal violence earlier this year now faces child endangerment charges for letting the girl stay with her boyfriend, whose sons reportedly told her their father was hitting the child.
The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.