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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Vadnais Heights GOP Caucus Site Allegedly Turned Away Voters

Minnesota Republicans turned out in record numbers to caucus Tuesday night. More than 111,000 people voted in the Republican caucus. That is nearly double the number of voters that cast a ballot in the previous caucus in 2008.

03/02/2016

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Groundwater Contamination Concerns Growing In Central Minnesota

Groundwater contamination is a rapidly growing concern among Minnesota scientists. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said up to 60 percent of groundwater monitoring wells sampled in central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrate.

02/25/2016

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Minnesota United Unveil Design For Midway Stadium

We’re getting the first look at Minnesota United’s new stadium in St. Paul. The team, designers and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman released the designs for the Midway/Snelling facility Wednesday afternoon.

02/24/2016

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Minneapolis Police Investigating Serial Bank Robber

Minneapolis police are investigating after three banks in south Minneapolis were robbed in just six days. Police believe it was one man who pulled off all three crimes.

02/19/2016

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Non-Union Janitors Strike In Mpls., Block Traffic Coming Into Downtown

Hundreds of non-union workers took to Minneapolis streets Thursday morning to protest for fair wages. They were joined by supporters from the community, asking corporations to do their part in ending the racial and economic disparities in Minnesota.

02/18/2016

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St. Paul Teachers Stage Walk-In Amid Contract Negotiations

St. Paul teachers, parents and community allies staged a walk-in Wednesday morning in support of public education.

02/17/2016

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U.S. Bank Stadium Reaches 90 Percent Completion Mark

With more than 3.2 million worker hours logged at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium is 90 percent complete. The Vikings organization and Mortenson Construction gave a tour of the stadium Tuesday, which they hope will be the talk of the National Football League.

02/16/2016

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Woman, 27, Killed In Head-On Crash On Highway 12

There was a crash Monday morning on Highway 12 in Maple Plain, a dispatcher with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

02/15/2016

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Gas Prices So Low You Have To Crouch At The Pump

It’s becoming a joy for motorists to pull up to the pump as gas prices continue to drop toward levels not seen in years, if not decades. Friday’s national average is $1.69, but prices are even better in the Twin Cities.

02/12/2016

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BCA Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Roseville

Two officers with the Roseville Police Department have been identified in an incident that left a 52-year-old man dead and a police canine stabbed in the head.

02/11/2016

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Critics, Supporters Fill Reappointment Hearing For Mpls. Police Chief Harteau

Minneapolis residents packed city council chambers Wednesday to speak out about the reappointment of Police Chief Janeé Harteau. Statements from people were mixed at the public hearing that was a continuation from last week.

02/10/2016

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2 Students, Teacher’s Aide Hurt In St. Paul School Bus Crash

Two students and a teacher’s aide are recovering Monday night after a school bus crash. The accident happened near the intersection of Birmingham and Minnehaha in St. Paul.

02/08/2016

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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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