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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most recent stories2 Reg Chapman

Sheriff’s Deputy Tabbed Hero After Rescuing Family From Cambridge Swamp

An Isanti County Sheriff Deputy is being called a hero for helping a family escape from their vehicle after it rolled into a swamp.

12/06/2017

‘I Have My Hero Back’: A Homeless Veteran’s Long Journey Home

“When I walk by a homeless person I see them,” Colonel Kevin Olson said. “For me, it’s a very personal issue.”

12/05/2017

Proposed Crime Lab Management Changes Causing A Stir In Hennepin County

A battle is brewing over a proposed amendment that could change the way crime labs operate in Hennepin County.

12/05/2017

‘StandDowns’ Help Connect Veterans To Help, Other Veterans

StandDowns offer veterans access to services and resources to get them back on track.

12/05/2017

MAC-V Helps Veteran, Father Of 6 Find Housing After Losing Chef’s Job

Richard Benjamin is a veteran who found himself looking for a house for his wife and their six children.

12/05/2017

Santa Larry Is Back At Mall Of America

A very special Santa Claus has once again landed in the Twin Cities.

11/29/2017

‘StandDowns’ Helping Connect Veterans To Resources

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans has been dedicated to helping vets find housing since 1990.

11/28/2017

8 Rescued After Entering St. Paul Cave System

A group of teenagers and two adults are in big trouble after they were found trespassing inside a cave in St. Paul.

11/28/2017

MACV Group Strives To Find Housing For Veterans

MACV helped Steve Dumdie with his earned veterans benefits. Ten years ago, he landed at the Paul and Dorothy Radichel Veteran Townhomes.

11/28/2017

St. Paul Police Rescue Man Who Fell From Parking Ramp

A Twin Cities man is lucky to be alive after falling 30 feet from the third floor of a parking ramp.

11/17/2017

Fmr. Shakopee Superintendent Accused Of Swindle Makes 1st Court Appearance

Shakopee’s former superintendent appeared in court in connection with charges of alleged personal use of a district credit card.

11/15/2017

Third Suspect Arrested, Charges Filed In Andover Murder

Monday morning, investigators tracked down Loren Gafner, the alleged driver of the car that ran down 17-year-old Tristan Robinson.

11/13/2017

Owners Of Missing Chaska Emu Desperate For Pet’s Return

Wendy Peiffer says she now knows where her missing Emu has been hanging out.

11/08/2017

Burnsville Police Search For Shoplifters In Viral Video

Police need your help to find two women caught on camera shoplifting at Burnsville Center.

11/07/2017

Glenwood Avenue Residents Upset Over New Bike Lanes

The county put the lanes in along Glenwood Avenue from Interstate 94 all the way to Theodore Wirth Park.

11/06/2017

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Plymouth Teen Faces 13 Charges Of Child Porn

An 18-year-old Plymouth man faces multiple charges for allegedly sharing and possessing child pornography that features victims as young as 6 years old.

11/02/2017

Seniors, With No Place To Gather, Stage Halloween Protest At IDS

The senior center had a $185,000 budget. Center sponsors were unable to continue support, so it closed, shutting out seniors from the only place they had to go.

10/31/2017

Seniors Hoping To Scare Up Support For Place To Gather In Minneapolis

A group of seniors who lost their place to gather are using Halloween to draw attention to their plight.

10/31/2017

Does October Snow Bode Well For Winter Lovers?

Snow in October has winter lovers wanting more and others wondering if this means we’re in for a tough winter.

10/30/2017

Weekend Incidents Put Spotlight On Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Experts say now is the time for neighbors, friends and co-workers to make sure they know how to help someone get out of an unhealthy situation.

10/29/2017

Sheriff: 3 Found Shot To Death In Chetek Home

Deputies made a grisly discovery Friday night in western Wisconsin.

10/28/2017

Search For Missing Emu Named ‘Dork’ Is Rallying Point For Minn. Community

According to avian experts, emus can sprint at speeds topping 30 miles per hour, which helps explain why Dork has been so elusive.

10/26/2017

Hundreds Protest Conservative YouTube Personality’s Speech On ‘U’ Campus

A controversial internet personality’s visit to the University of Minnesota has some ready to protest.

10/25/2017

Pipe-Bomb Found Near Ramsey Fire Station; 2 Arrested

Ramsey Police Chief Jeff Katers says a 911 caller witnessed a man placing something suspicious in the woods, between the fire station and the power substation.

10/24/2017

Metro Transit: Argument Led To Shooting On Minneapolis Bus

Transit Police are looking for the man who shot a teenager on a Metro Transit bus.

10/19/2017

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