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 man who shot a motorcyclist after a road rage incident was sentenced Wednesday. But the victim’s family thinks the punishment should be more severe. A jury found 73-year-old Joseph Kadlec guilty of assault and reckless use of a firearm after shooting 31-year-old Kyle Ronning in the face during a road rage incident two years ago.
The city of Owatonna declared a state of emergency Tuesday night due to heavy rains, which have caused the Straight River to spill its banks. The rushing water barely slides under the footbridge that overlooks the river in Morehouse Park.
In Iraq, Sunni militants continue pushing towards Baghdad. The militants have released video reportedly showing the moments before fighters executed Shiites serving in the Iraqi Army. President Obama is sending 275 troops to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and the American Embassy, but some lawmakers want the president to quickly provide a plan to address the threat.
All charges have been dismissed for a 61-year-old former lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire earlier this year.
What began as an event to honor the National Guard’s Red Bulls has evolved into a celebration honoring all branches of the Armed Forces. On Sunday, North Branch was the site of Military Appreciation Day. Young and old turned out to help raise money to support the men and women in uniform, serving across the globe.
A group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.
For some business owners along University Avenue, the opening of the METRO Green Line this weekend brings a sigh of relief. While some celebrate, however, others are packing up.
Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.
The Green Line will open in just four days and metro transit officers are talking safety. So far, there have been four accidents during test runs on the light rail line that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Former President Bill Clinton was in town Monday to accept the Dean’s Award for Public Leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Two people are recovering and a third is dead after a car and two motorcycles collided in north Minneapolis. Investigators are still working on the details surrounding this accident, but what they do know is that speed and alcohol were not involved in this crash.
A Minneapolis community came out to pay respect Wednesday to a 17-year-old boy who lost his life to gun violence. Nehemiah Steverson was found dead near the intersection of 16th and Newton Avenue North early Sunday morning. He had been shot in his stomach.
The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for returning military veterans to fill the gaps in its ranks. The department took a big hit after changes in the state’s pension plan. It saw many MPD officers take early retirement.
We’re seeing the effects of all that rainfall in several spots around the metro. Strong winds and soggy ground were too much for the trees at a mobile home park in Princeton. More than a dozen huge trees fell, damaging homes and cars.
Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to some affordable housing at Fort Snelling. A new development project, which started Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony, will turn five historic buildings into apartments on the Fort Snelling upper post.