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.
The father of Barway Collins, a missing 10-year-old boy, said Tuesday night that he had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance.
Crystal police say the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway CollinsCrystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance.
Crystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway Collins, failed a lie detector test, and has not been honest with police during their investigation. Hennepin County investigators spend an hour interviewing Pierre earlier Tuesday at his apartment.
Police in Crystal now say they’re investigating several possible scenarios in the disappearance of 10-year-old Barway Collins. He’s a fourth grader who was last seen walking away from the parking lot of his apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. Now police want the public’s help in identifying two people.
Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for the University of Minnesota to suspend all new psychiatric drug trials. The recommendation comes after the 2004 suicide of 26-year-old Dan Markingson.
St. Paul Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left one dead Monday afternoon. According to police, authorities received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday about a man who was outside a home at 411 White Bear Avenue with a rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest.
A Twin Cities outlet mall is facing a growing number of accusations of racial profiling.
St. Olaf College in Northfield is celebrating the life and death of one of its most famous alums. Reverend James Reeb was a member of the class of 1950 and one of several icons of the civil rights movement. Reeb answered the call for clergy to join civil rights marchers in Selma in March of 1965.
Minneapolis has been selected as one of six cities to host a pilot initiative designed to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.
African Americans are not experiencing the same economic recovery compared to others in the country, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy. Some organizations say Minnesota is experiencing a crisis level of inequality with wages and jobs.
A Twin Cities motorists suffered minor injuries but had quite the scare after chunks of ice came crashing through his windshield Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Police were called to a home on the 5400 block of Byscane Way at about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of an explosion. When they arrived, they found the homeowner shot. His 15-year-old son was taken into custody.
Persephonee Norma Banks died from bacterial strep on Thursday. Friends of the family held a huge party to remember this bright little girl who enjoyed spreading love wherever she went.
When Viking International Cruise Line makes its debut in the U.S., the port authority of Red Wing already had plans in place to spruce up its riverfront.
A U.S. District Court judge has overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the NFL and has ordered him to be reinstated. According to court documents, Judge David Doty made the decision Thursday morning to vacate the suspension.
The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.
As rent prices spike across the country, apartments in the Twin Cities could be bucking the trend.
Hundreds were expected to pack the hearing room at the State Capitol in St. Paul Thursday as the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee discussed whether convicted felons should have their voting rights restored.
An article in the Atlantic Magazine praising Minneapolis for its high employment, prosperity and affordable housing is under attack. The Washington Post responded with an article asking the question, “If Minneapolis is so great, why is it so bad for African Americans?”
A 52-year-old man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography died late last month, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department said the man, identified as Jeffrey Todd Miller, was a teacher and coach in the Wayzata School District.
State lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.
More than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That’s causing climatologists to keep a close watch.
A suspected drunken driver is accused of killing a teenager who had a bright and promising future. Police say a truck driven by 34-year-old Charles Hendricks crashed into a car Monday night in rural Sandstone. Hendricks is in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital.
A Minnesota restaurant thinks it has the solution to waiting in line for a table.
Next week, Travail in Robbinsdale will become the first restaurant in the state to sell tickets.
New Hope city council members returned to city hall Monday night for the first time since a gunman opened fire during a meeting. Two police officers were shot as they left the council meeting in the incident two weeks ago.
A Minnesota man says his family is lucky to be okay after a dangerous prank sent armed police to his house. It’s called swatting. Callers fake an emergency to get police to respond to an innocent person’s home.