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.
inneapolis Police have recovered two stolen vehicles used in a crime spree across the Twin Cities. Now they’re looking for those who are responsible. The van and car were stolen from the Summit Neighborhood in St. Paul sometime late Friday night. The thieves used the vehicles to store other stuff they had taken.
It has been more than five years since work began to open the Minnesota African American Museum. First, there were issues with finances. Now, problems with the restoration of the building are delaying the project again. The museum was undergoing renovation when the construction company hired to do the work walked off the job.
Monday night, street teams with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach are out in full force searching for people who are homeless. They want to offer them a warm place to sleep.
Former Minnesota Timberwolves all-star Kevin Garnett is telling the world that when he retires from the game he wants to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ‘Big Ticket’ told reporters he wants to put together a group and someday buy the team.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
When living at home becomes too difficult for veterans, many end up getting the care they need in nursing homes and other institutions.
Minneapolis Public Schools say they’re seeing progress with new school discipline standards. This fall, Superintendent Bernadia Johnson put an end to non-violent suspensions of students in Pre-Kindergarten through first grade.
Starting Friday, several Minneapolis police officers will start wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.
A Minneapolis father is calling for change after his daughter was attacked while waiting for a Metro Transit bus. T.J. Richardson says his 14-year-old daughter had just left an after-school activity and was on the bus stop near 43rd Avenue and Penn Avenue when she was attacked.
More than 20,000 fans all taping to help promote recovery for the 1.3 million Americans living with a spinal cord injury.
Many who have studied American Indian culture say the term “redskin” is not only racist, but it is specifically tied to eliminating Indians from the land and exterminating them like animals.
A steady flow of people filed into Hennepin County’s election office Wednesday and waited their turn to cast their ballot in the 2014 November general election. Deputy Secretary of State Beth Frazier says the use of absentee ballots is up 65 percent this year compared to the 2010 election. “The pace is higher, is faster than it was in 2010,” Frazier said. “More people are voting absentee than they did in the last non-presidential election.”
The logo and mascot for Washington’s NFL team has been at the center of protests in the past. David Glass of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media is one of the offended sees the name “Redskins” as discriminatory and harmful. “We’re not mascots and its time for the ‘R’ word to go,” Glass said.
The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.
North Minneapolis will soon be home to a new kind of pool. It’s one of the first public, natural filtration swimming ponds in North America. At Webber Park, they’ll use plant and natural microbes to clarify and purify the water, instead of chemicals for sterilization and disinfection.