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.
Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday morning in the trial of Jeffery Trevino. The St. Paul man is accused of killing his wife Kira Steger in their home last February then hiding her body in a river.
You won’t find them holding signs at busy intersections. Nor will they sit on Nicollet Mall begging for money. Instead they move stealth-like, hiding behind corners, ducking into city parks, trying not to be seen. They’re homeless and they just happen to be teenagers.
Family members and volunteers are searching again in the southern Twin Cities suburbs for a University of Minnesota student who’s been missing since the night her ex-boyfriend killed another man outside a Burnsville bar. Anna Rae Schunk reconnected with Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 31, in hopes of recovering a $5,000 loan he never repaid, but it may have been a fatal mistake for the 20-year-old. Schunk’s brother says police told their family they found his sister’s white jacket with a U of M logo, covered with blood and 18 to 20 holes that may indicate she was stabbed.
Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.
The attorney for the family of Terrance Franklin, who was shot and killed by police in Uptown, says the case is not over, despite a grand jury decision.
A 61-year-old man is counting his blessings, happy to be alive after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Gary Veenhuis fell into Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours. Then a stranger came along.
Three families are left reeling after a crash in New Brighton last week. On Sept. 10, a truck driving three times the speed limit blew through a stop sign and went through three yards, destroying everything in its path.
Kira Steger’s family filled the courtroom Thursday to hear the case prosecutors have set against her husband, Jeffery Trevino. He is accused of killing Steger in February and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.
Happy National Cheeseburger Day! What is two-and-a-half pounds, with eight strips of bacon, eight slices of cheese and 20 pickles? It’s the Beast Burger and you can only get one at Joe Senser’s.
Ramsey County prosecutors will consider charges against a man accused of striking two U.S. Army recruiters and dragging one of them under his SUV. Police say the two uniformed recruiters were struck Tuesday afternoon as they walked near the Crossroads shopping center in Roseville.
Violence erupted in downtown Minneapolis early Monday morning, sending four people to area hospitals. Two people were shot, and two others were stabbed in incidents that do not appear to be related. According to police, the overnight violence came right after bar closing, when more than a thousand young people were in the street after an 18-and-up event let out.
MNsure is under fire, again. This time it’s because of an employee accidentally sent out an email containing the personal information of thousands of Minnesotans.
In what is being compared to New York City’s Grand Central Station, Minneapolis is getting its very own transit center. The Target Field Transit Center will be an entertainment and sports hub where all things RAIL will connect.
The events of Sept.11 inspired many Americans to serve their country by joining the armed forces. On Wednesday night, Minnesota veterans were recognized at the 25th Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony. WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman, a Gulf War vet, was the emcee at the event.
A Minnesota business that’s brought Christmas cheer to families for years is in jeopardy. Bob Kendall’s five-year-old reindeer bull, Claus, was shot and killed two weeks ago. Claus was the head of Kendall’s reindeer clan, and would spend the holiday season in huge outdoor Christmas displays alongside the family’s other animals. “Claus was…very sincere, and he’s very loving and he always will come up to you because he always wants his apple,” Kendall said. He recalls the fateful day he found Claus.