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

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

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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Attorneys Say Yanez Saw Gun In Philando Castile Shooting

Attorneys for the St. Anthony police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile say that, contrary to the state’s case, their client saw a gun the day of the shooting and was later able to describe its look, color and caliber.


How To Take A Fall Without Serious Injury

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Mpls. Group Repurposes Guns As Art To Combat Violence

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Twin Cities Faith Leaders React To Trump Comments At Prayer Breakfast

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DeLaSalle Student From Northside Earns Cornell Scholarship

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Messy Commutes Mean Steady Business For Body Shops

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Klobuchar Calls Shuttering Of’s Adult Section ‘Long Overdue’

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


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.


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.


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

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U.S. Bank Stadium Protesters Hold Press Conference

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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.




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