Reg Chapman

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.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2009
Hometown: Danville, Illinois
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska at Omaha

FAVORITES
Music: Gospel
Movie: Harlem Nights
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Book: Nathan McCall, Makes Me Wanna Holla
Food: Southern cuisine
Local Restaurant: Lotus
Hidden MN Gem: Breaking Bread Café
Sport/Exercise: Basketball
Historical Figure: Jesus
Famous Minnesotan: Hubert Humphrey
Quote: “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” — Bob Marley
Word: Peace
Vacation Spot: Virgin Islands
Holiday: Christmas
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

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.

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An 18-year-old from north Minneapolis today signed a letter of intent to play at an Ivy League school.

02/01/2017

2 Charged In Death Of 79-Year-Old St. Paul Woman

Two men are facing murder charges in the death of a 79-year-old St. Paul woman earlier this month. Myong Gossel, 79, was found dead in her east side home on the 2300 block of Nokomis Avenue on Jan. 4. She died of blunt force trauma.

01/31/2017

U.S. Pond Hockey Championship Underway At Lake Nokomis

Hockey teams from around the country took the ice early Friday morning as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

01/27/2017

Prince’s Siblings Claim Tribute Concert Promoters Pocketed Millions

Two of Prince’s siblings have filed documents in Carver County District Court, claiming mismanagement of money from the Prince Tribute concert.

01/26/2017

Man Arrested For Killing Pregnant Eagan Woman

One man is in custody following the death of an Eagan woman and her unborn child Tuesday evening.

01/25/2017

Police Seek Suspects In 6 Twin Cities Coffee Shop Robberies

Police hope the public can help them identify the persons responsible for robbing six coffee shops in the past two months.

01/24/2017

Police Make Arrest In Death Of North Minneapolis Grandmother

Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a grandmother in north Minneapolis last year.

01/23/2017

Driver In Crash That Injured 3 Rogers H.S. Students Charged

A Lexington man has been charged in connection with a crash that left three Rogers High School students critically injured.

01/20/2017

Police Searching For AR-15 Stolen From Sheriff Deputy’s Patrol Car

Police are looking for the person who took a loaded rifle from inside a Ramsey County Sheriff deputy’s vehicle.

01/18/2017

With Wild On Hot Streak, St. Paul Packed With Fans

Minnesota Wild fans are in hockey heaven as the team looks to build on its momentum during this second half of the season.

01/17/2017

Many Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Serving Others

Many people across the Twin Cities used their day off today to truly honor Dr. King by serving others.

01/16/2017

Judge Yet To Name Inheritors Of Prince’s Estate

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate holds a hearing Thursday on whether to declare his siblings as his heirs, and who should manage the rock superstar’s estate going forward.

01/12/2017

Messy Commutes Mean Steady Business For Body Shops

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01/11/2017

Klobuchar Calls Shuttering Of Backpage.com’s Adult Section ‘Long Overdue’

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it’s “long overdue” that Backpage.com, an advertising website frequently linked to cases of sex trafficking, shut down its adult section in the U.S.

01/10/2017

Gopher Fans Split On Fleck, But Pledge Support To ‘U’

Forty-eight hours after firing their head football coach, the University of Minnesota has named a new team leader. But not all fans are welcoming coach P.J. Fleck with open arms.

01/06/2017

After Hate Attack, Asma Jama Talks Forgiveness & The Road Ahead

A woman attacked for not speaking English in a Minnesota restaurant is talking about how she found the capacity to forgive.

01/05/2017

A Look At How Minnesotans Embrace (And Avoid) Frigid Weather

When the temperatures drop, Minnesotans respond with big coats, hats, gloves and all things that can keep you warm.

01/04/2017

U.S. Bank Stadium Protesters Hold Press Conference

Two protesters who took their fight against U.S. Bank to the rafters of the Vikings stadium are speaking out.

01/03/2017

Higher Ground St. Paul Providing New Shelter For Homeless

Homeless advocates hope the new legislative session brings about new funding to complete the second phase of St. Paul’s new Dorothy Day Place.

01/02/2017

Charges: Man Seeking Heroin Steals Idling Car Full Of Children

A man searching for drugs wound up stealing a car that happened to have 3 children inside. It happened Christmas Eve night in the Loring Park neighborhood.

12/30/2016

Metro Transit Offering Free Rides For New Year’s Eve

Free rides on buses and trains could keep drunk drivers off the road this holiday weekend.

12/29/2016

Victim Forgives Woman Who Smashed Beer Mug In Her Face

A Ramsey County woman will serve six months behind bars for attacking a woman at a Coon Rapids restaurant last fall.

12/20/2016

Officers Research Mpls. Police History Ahead Of 150th Celebration

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12/19/2016

Attorney For Suspended Gopher Players Says Decision Is ‘Unjust & Premature’

WCCO Radio’s Eric Nelson interviewed Lee Hutton, the former Gopher player who’s the attorney for the ten suspended players, on Thursday. Hutton said players are mainly taking issue with the lack of respect to due process in Coyle and Kaler’s decision and the lack of support from the university.

12/16/2016

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