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.
A Twin Cities man is accused of helping plot the attempted overthrow of an African country’s government. Papa Faal of Brooklyn Center is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The 46-year-old is accused of secretly shipping guns from Minnesota to his native country of The Gambia in West Africa.
The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital has come up with a prototype of a standing wheelchair. They hope it will help paralyzed veterans live more productive lives. It’s not the first standing wheelchair, but this one has significant advances over previous designs.
St. Paul Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting Wednesday that took the life of 24-year old Marcus Golden. Police were responding to a woman’s complaint about getting death threats in text messages from Marcus when they say he drove at them. Marcus was shot and killed.
Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2018, and the NCAA Final Four the following year. Now, the state is looking for another big sports event. Monday night, officials were in Dallas, Texas, checking out the first College Football Playoff National Championship.
A Wisconsin couple is facing almost 60 felony counts between the two of them.
Fans and friends of J.P. Parise are mourning the loss of a hockey legend. Gregg Pendy, a fan, said Thursday that he knew the best place to honor Parise, who died at his home Wednesday night. The place was Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub in St. Paul.
Jury selection begins Wednesday in a lawsuit against Toyota on behalf of victims of a St. Paul crash that killed three people, injured others and sent one man to prison. Koua Fong Lee’s Camry rear-ended another family’s Oldsmobile at high speed in 2006.
Police officers from the Twin Cities traveled halfway across the country to honor a fallen New York City officer. Officer Rafael Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were gunned down while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.
While we welcomed the New Year, a Minneapolis woman was delivering her first child. Little Kaleah Williams was born at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Her mom, Kathryn, went into labor around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.
Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.
Volunteers in northeast Minneapolis are taking time out of their holiday festivities to say “thank you” to first responders.
Sometimes a service member’s experience during deployment pales compared with what they go through when they return home.
During this Christmas season many military families are preparing for the holiday without their loved ones at home.
Who would damage a Christian monument and steal crosses meant for veterans’ graves? That’s what investigators in Big Lake want to know after a group of vandals desecrated “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake, Minnesota.
Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.
inneapolis Police officers found an entertaining way to address a serious problem. The department made a video meant to warn people of the dangers of not securing valuables when shopping and parking downtown. “With it being Christmas, I mean they’re always expecting more gifts, more items to be in the car, so they’re out searching more,” said Officer Chad Nelson.
City police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.
The sheriff’s departments from four counties put out thin ice warnings after several close calls on the water this weekend.
A Minneapolis man is fighting to get his job back Wednesday. Kip Hedges says Delta fired him for trying to unionize airline employees. Hedges says his comments about the need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the right to unionize, cost him his job of 26 years.
Minneapolis Police have new information Tuesday about a man who lured a 7 year-old girl away from her North Minneapolis home.
Protesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.
Minnesota’s music community is holding a vigil, hoping one of their own survives a serious accident. Pat Mackin, 61, was driving westbound on St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul early Tuesday morning when he was broadsided by a Jeep traveling southbound on Snelling Avenue. After Mackin’s vehicle was hit, it went flying into a concrete barrier. He has undergone two surgeries so far.
A gun found during a routine traffic stop in north Minneapolis lead to charges in an unsolved northeast Minneapolis murder. Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 36, had just gotten off a city bus near 22nd Avenue Northeast and 7th Street Northeast back in September. It was early on a Sunday morning when he was shot and killed. Investigators believe it was a robbery gone bad.
Nye’s Polonaise Room is closing its doors after 65 years.
North Minneapolis is home to a group of young people making incredible strides as a musical group.