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.
One of the most powerful storms ever ravaged several of the Philippine islands, and the death toll is rapidly growing. As of Saturday night, as many as 10,000 are feared dead. The storm had winds of 190 miles per hour – making it the strongest tropical typhoon on record to make landfall. The wind snapped trees and pushed waves up to four-stories high. Cleanup and rescue operations are extremely difficult since there is no power and no phones in most places.
One of Minnesota’s three sterling five-star recruits is leaving his home state to play college basketball at Stanford. DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis’ top two finalists were the Gophers and the Cardinal and he decided at Friday’s press conference at his high school to head west.
For the first time, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s lab matched unidentified remains to reopen a cold case. And the family of Pearline Walton finally has some answers to the questions they’ve been asking since she went missing from Minneapolis 20 years ago.
A local pastor who worked as a bus driver said he was fired because he prayed with students on his bus. George Nathaniel III said children aboard his bus had a choice to engage in prayer or not. However, after a warning from the company that hired him, he was terminated last week.
A yard display meant to capture the spirit of Halloween ended up offending many in a St. Paul neighborhood. The display featured two mannequins hanging from nooses. The full-sized mannequins had black bags over their heads.
Brains before beauty, so the saying goes. Or, at least, that’s what many on the University of Minnesota campus must be thinking today. According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, the Twin Cities campus of the ‘U’ is among the ugliest college campuses in the country.
The family of Mandy Matula is spending Monday balancing a sense of closure with unspeakable grief. After months of wondering what happened to her, they’re spending the day visiting the site where her body was found.
Authorities said a man was taken to a hospital after being shot by police in Hutchinson Friday morning. Police responded to a report of a suspicious man sleeping in the entryway of the Fairlane Apartments on the 400 block of High Street NE at about 8:10 a.m.
For more than a year, Keith Barnes has undergone physical therapy to get back to what he loves to do — cut hair. Barnes stopped at an accident scene in December of 2011 to help a woman who was involved in a rollover accident. He was carrying the woman to safety when a drunk driver hit them. He suffered seriously injuries and his left leg was amputated below the knee.
If you play golf, you know it can be expensive. Even St. Paul is worried about its cost and is considering using private vendors to run two of its four golf courses because they’re losing too much money.
With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.
A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy and other services, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and it is proving deadly. Although black women are diagnosed less frequently than white women, black women have a higher death rate.
Los Lynx are now calling themselves “Dos Lynx.” The Minnesota Lynx celebrated its second WNBA Championship in three years on Monday.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bill Riegert is on a mission to let men know they’re not immune to it. “It wasn’t really a lump — it was more like a pimple,” he said.