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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Tips Lead To Arrest In Minneapolis Fatal Hit-And-Run

Tips from the public helped lead to an arrest following a hit-and-run that killed a north Minneapolis woman. Aisha Freels, 37, was killed as she attempted to cross Lyndale Avenue to get into a cab on New Year’s Eve.


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Mother Of Woman Killed In NYE Hit & Run: ‘Everybody Loved Her’

Minneapolis police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a mother of four Thursday night. Aisha Freels, 37, was struck after leaving her home and crossing the street to get in a cab on New Year’s Eve. Police say the driver of the car sped off.


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Mpls. Police Union Head: Proactive Policing Down Due To Scrutiny

Violent crime has increased in the city of Minneapolis. Homicide and aggravated assault all saw double-digit increases in 2015. But the number of people arrested for those crimes has recently decreased.


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Nearly $4,000 Of Supplies Stolen From Homelessness Nonprofit On Christmas

Someone broke in through a window of Small Sums — a St. Paul nonprofit — and took the resources they provide to the homeless.


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Mpls. Tobacco Shops Bracing For Incoming Price Hike On Smokes

Minneapolis residents who use tobacco will have to pay more to light up come New Year’s Day. The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase the price of flavored tobacco and cigars come Jan. 1.


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Police: Post-Christmas Thieves Target Homes With Electronics Boxes In Trash

St. Paul Police has a new program that aims to ensure homeowners — not burglars — are the only ones who will enjoy those new Christmas gifts.


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Mom Urges Community To Step Up In Search For Terrell Mayes’ Killer

It’s been almost four years since 3-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr. was shot will running for cover from gunfire outside his north Minneapolis home.


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Siblings Get Big Surprise At High School Holiday Assembly

A brother and sister, both students at a Richfield high school, got a special surprise just in time for the holidays. The freshman and sophomore were convinced they would not be spending Christmas with their older sister, who is in the U.S Navy.


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Report Shows Racial Disparities In Metro Transit Arrests For Fare Evaders

A new report released Thursday shows disparities in arrests on metro transit between people of color and whites. The report shows that when police encounter people who are found to be first-time fare evaders, black adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited rather than warned when compared with white adults.


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Man Charged With Social Media Threats Makes Court Appearance

A Minneapolis man was in court Wednesday to face charges of threatening FBI agents and a federal judge on social media. The FBI says 19-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir made threats against federal law enforcement officials after the arrest of another man accused of conspiring to help ISIS.


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St. Paul Officer Dubbed ‘Autism Cop’

A St. Paul Police officer is using his personal experience to take community policing to a new level. Rob Zink, who has two sons with autism, is taking what he has learned from being a dad to the streets her serves.


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Heart Transplant Survivor Works To Warm The Homeless

Elizabeth Sammons was born with a heart defect. In June at the age of 31 she had a heart transplant. Now, she spends her time helping the homeless by crocheting scarves to help them stay warm. Elizabeth Sammons has spent countless hours crocheting scarves for the homeless.


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St. Paul Teachers Discuss Strike Amid Rising School Violence

Teachers are fighting back after a violent start to the school year in St. Paul. Police say a 16-year-old boy attacked a teacher at St. Paul Central High School last week, putting him in the hospital with a brain injury.


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As 4th Precinct Protest Continues, Police Report Slower Emergency Response Times

Police response time data just released has some concerned the 4th Precinct protest is becoming a safety issue. Members of Black Lives Matter have occupied the space outside the north Minneapolis Police building for 18 days now.


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Lawsuits Accuse Former Children’s Theatre Actor, Teacher Of Sexual Assault

Two former student actors at the Children’s Theatre Company have filed suit against the theatre, co-founder John Clark Donahue and Minneapolis businessman Jason McLean. The lawsuit alleges McLean sexually assaulted a female student in 1983, when she was 15 years old.


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4th Precinct Protesters Not Budging Despite Requests From City Leaders

City leaders say it’s time to end the protest at the 4th Precinct. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges joined Congressman Keith Ellison and other community leaders on Monday to call for an end to the protest. Protesters say they’re not going anywhere.


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Gov. Dayton: Video Of Jamar Clark Shooting Is Inconclusive

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s seen video recorded on the night a black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer, but that the footage is inconclusive.


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BCA Still Looking Over Details Of Deadly Minneapolis Officer-Involved Shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed Tuesday that 24- year-old Jamar Clark is dead. He was shot by Minneapolis police officers during a struggle while they were responding to a call of a woman being assaulted.


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Metro Mobility Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Passenger

A 44-year-old Minneapolis man is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a vulnerable female adult while working as a metro mobility driver, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.


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Hundreds Of Vets Gather At Minnesota Veterans Day Program

After its reveal at the Xcel Energy Center during the Minnesota Wild game Tuesday night, the More Than Names flag was on display during the official state of Minnesota Veterans Day program. Community members celebrated and honored Veterans who have served our country.


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Report Blasts Monitoring Of Patient Who Killed Deputy At St. Cloud Hospital

A review of policy and procedures at St. Cloud Hospital says the suspect who shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy last month was not properly monitored. The Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the report after finding St Cloud Hospital out of compliance.


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Clean-Up Follows After Train Derailment In Alma, Wis.

Railway crews spent Sunday taking ethanol from derailed train cars after more than 20,000 gallons leaked into the Mississippi River. The derailment happened Saturday, two miles north of the town of Alma, Wis. Some of the 25 derailed cars were carrying ethanol.


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Minn. Hunters Gearing Up For Firearm Deer Season

It is “Orange Friday.” That means in just a few hours, more than half a million Minnesotans will head to the outdoors for the opening of deer hunting season. It is a long-standing Minnesota tradition. The Department of Natural Resources says it expects this year’s deer harvest to be relatively low, between 140,000 and 155,000 deer.


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North High Attributes Resurgence To Academics, Athletics

Four years ago, there were 67 students enrolled at Minneapolis North High School, and the school was in danger of closing. Now, there are more than 300 students and 90 percent of the senior class is expected to graduate on time.


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Fight At Minneapolis McDonald’s Drive-Thru Caught On Video

A fight between a customer and overnight manager at McDonalds is caught on camera. The beat down happened early Tuesday morning in the drive thru at the restaurant on Stinson Boulevard in Minneapolis.




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