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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The woman critically injured in a police chase-turned-crash in Minnetonka last week also lost her family’s dog in the collision.


Girl Beaten By Father, Once On Life Support, Celebrates 4th Birthday

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Minneapolis Man Shot Dead Steps Outside Mother’s Front Door

Minneapolis police are hunting for a killer who gunned down a community activist just outside his mother’s front door.


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Pictures stolen from the social media pages of Minnesota service members are being used to scam money out of unsuspecting people looking for love.


How Minnesotans Are Helping Children With Autism

You might have noticed people wearing blue Monday in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. It’s meant to promote greater understanding and acceptance of the developmental disorder.


School Board To Replace Rocori Superintendent After Exposure Incidents

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Mounds View ‘Flushable’ Wipe Sewer Clog A Costly Fix

Mounds View City Administrator Nyle Zikmund says earlier this week, crews got an alert about a clog of flushable wipes stuck in the system.


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State Patrol Seeking Candidates Without Law Enforcement Background

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Man Found Guilty Of Crashing, Leaving Girlfriend To Die

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Video Of Elderly Woman’s Assault Leads Police To Suspects

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Supporters Stand With Woman Back On Trial For Self-Defense Stabbing

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Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Fatal Stabbing In Mpls. Parking Ramp

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Patrick Henry Students, Staff Seek To ‘Change The Name’

The faces behind the movement say when they tell others that Patrick Henry was a slave owner, it helps them understand why they want a name change.


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Market BBQ is leaving its downtown location along Nicollet Mall. But, you’ll still be able to get their smoked meats and sandwiches.


Police Seize Arsenal From Home Of Student After Reported Threat

Federal agents are seizing dozens of guns and bombs from the home of a student who threatened another student, police say.


Students, Alumni Hope To #ChangeTheName Of Patrick Henry H.S.

Students say the famous Virginian’s past as a slave owner was enough to make them want a change.


St. Paul Institution O’Gara’s Ready For Rebuild

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‘We Did Make It’: 200 Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens In St. Paul

More than 200 immigrants living in Minnesota became the newest citizens of the United States on Wednesday.
For many, it was the end of a long journey.


U Of M Exhibit Sheds Light On ‘Hidden’ African-American History

An exhibit at a University of Minnesota library is celebrating African-American history.


Snowy Roads Keep State Patrol, MnDOT Busy

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Mpls. Singer Jovonta Patton Is Back Atop The Gospel Charts

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