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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Ramsey County Police Pursuit Ends In Crash

A Ramsey County police chase ended with a crash in Vadnais Heights around noon Monday.

09/21/2015

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Mary Jo Copeland Knows What She’ll Tell The Pope

For more than 30 years, Mary Jo Copeland has dedicated her life to helping the poor and needy in the Twin Cities. Now she will meet Pope Francis when he comes to the United States.

09/18/2015

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Former NBA Star Giving Back With N. Minneapolis Housing Project

A former NBA star has returned to his roots in North Minneapolis to make a difference.

09/18/2015

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Clark Looks To Bring More Officers, New Concept Of Safety To The U

The University of Minnesota has a new top cop who is already making changes he hopes will improve safety on and around campus.

09/16/2015

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Flying High With Minnesota’s 934th Airlift Wing

Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve Unit is showing off its capabilities of being combat ready at a moment’s notice. The 934th Airlift Wing has flown missions in support of troops since 1963, and their skills are used more than ever today.

09/15/2015

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After Major Shooting Incident Downtown, Mpls. Officials Push For Change

City officials are searching for ways to stop the violence after six people were shot in downtown Minneapolis. The shooting happened during bar closing time early Saturday morning. Despite a heavy police presence, at least two gunman opened fire on 5th Street between First and Hennepin Avenues.

09/14/2015

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Mother Of 2 Displaced By Duplex Fire: ‘I Feel So Lost’

Investigators continue to search for the cause of a fire that left three families without a place to call home.

09/10/2015

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Former City Councilwoman Hit By School Bus

A former Minneapolis City Councilwoman is in critical condition after she was hit by a school bus while crossing a busy intersection.

09/09/2015

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Police Seeking $15,000 Tabernacle Stolen From St. Paul Church

Investigators are trying to find a solid bronze tabernacle worth $15,000 that was stolen from a St. Paul church early Friday morning.

09/07/2015

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Taxi Driver Shot In Road Rage Incident On Hennepin Ave. Bridge

Police were called to an act of road rage early Friday morning in downtown Minneapolis. Police say someone in one vehicle shot at a taxi cab on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, going into Northeast, at around 2:50 a.m.

09/04/2015

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Mom, 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead In Fire; Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Authorities say two people were found dead after a house fire in the western Wisconsin community of New Richmond. Police say fire crews were called to the home around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

09/03/2015

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Boys And Girls Club Officials Warn Of Solicitor Scam

Fake solicitors have been using the name of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities to get donations.

09/02/2015

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Rochester Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting At Mobile Home Park

A 19-year-old Rochester man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home park that killed one man and injured two others. The man was arrested Tuesday morning after several hours of a standoff that ended only after officers fired a chemical irritant into a home.

09/01/2015

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More Motorcyclists Died In Minnesota This Year Than In All Of 2014

It’s been a deadly year for motorcyclists on Minnesota roads. Motorcycle deaths are up nearly 50-percent from this time last year.

08/31/2015

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Teen Dies After Fall From Minneapolis Fire Escape

Family and friends are mourning the death of a 16-year-old boy who fell from a fire escape in south Minneapolis Thursday. Blake Fannin died from injuries after falling four stories. He had been climbing with a friend at a building in Uptown.

08/27/2015

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Police Seek 4 Suspects In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

The Brooklyn Center Police Department is on the lookout for four men responsible for a home invasion. A home in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue was the target. Police say the men entered the home, made demands and then shot four people inside.

08/26/2015

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Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12

In the past six days, three people have lost their lives in crashes on Highway 12. The stretch of highway has been a concern since it opened back in 2008. The number of fatalities forced officials to make changes they hoped would cut down on the number of accidents where vehicles were crossing the center median.

08/24/2015

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Town of Brewster Shaken By Woman’s Murder

In a town of 473 people, no one is a stranger in Brewster. That is why so many are taking the shooting death of 40-year-old Jan Kruse personally. “The other night when this happened it really scared the heck out of me,” resident Charles Marquardt said.

08/20/2015

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Paramedics Under Investigation After Not Resuscitating 71-Year-Old Woman

Six members of the Maplewood Fire Department are on paid administrative leave while the city investigates their decision to stop resuscitating a dying woman.

08/19/2015

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Minnesota Town Learns About New Neighbor Released From Sex Offender Program

Neighbors in a small Minnesota town learned more Tuesday night about a convicted sex offender who will soon live there.

08/18/2015

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Police: Future Site Of Community Mural In Shakopee Vandalized

Police in Shakopee are searching for the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the site of a future community mural.

08/17/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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2 Women Harassed By Teague Come Forward

The University Of Minnesota has released the statement of Ann Aronson and Erin Dady, the two women who filed the initial complaints of sexual harassment and assault by former athletic director Norwoood Teague.

08/13/2015

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Animal Welfare Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

An animal welfare group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.

08/11/2015

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Attorney: New Brighton Shooting Trial Will Hinge On Self Defense Claim

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a New Brighton man charged with killing his neighbor. A feud between Neal Zumberge and his neighbor Todd Stevens turned violent when Zumberge shot Stevens dead in his front yard in May of 2014.

08/10/2015

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