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.
In what is being compared to New York City’s Grand Central Station, Minneapolis is getting its very own transit center. The Target Field Transit Center will be an entertainment and sports hub where all things RAIL will connect.
The events of Sept.11 inspired many Americans to serve their country by joining the armed forces. On Wednesday night, Minnesota veterans were recognized at the 25th Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony. WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman, a Gulf War vet, was the emcee at the event.
A Minnesota business that’s brought Christmas cheer to families for years is in jeopardy. Bob Kendall’s five-year-old reindeer bull, Claus, was shot and killed two weeks ago. Claus was the head of Kendall’s reindeer clan, and would spend the holiday season in huge outdoor Christmas displays alongside the family’s other animals. “Claus was…very sincere, and he’s very loving and he always will come up to you because he always wants his apple,” Kendall said. He recalls the fateful day he found Claus.
Minneapolis police say a 2-month-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a stray bullet. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on the 2400 block of Emerson Avenue North.
Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.
A St. Paul man is accused of killing another man who had confronted him about his reckless driving, authorities said Tuesday. Aloeng Kelly Vang, 19, was charged Tuesday with second-degree intentional murder in the shooting death of 50-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Elling.
And with the arrival of cooler temperatures, the big crowds have been making a late appearance. Sunday’s official attendance was 236,197. That set the record for the largest single-day attendance in the State Fair’s history.
President Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that’s being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, “What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now.”
The Twins played at noon Thursday at Target Field, but the big traffic jam was because the Gophers played that evening at TCF Bank Stadium and The Vikings were also set to kick-off at the Metrodome.
On this day in 1963, King called for racial and economic justice on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On Wednesday, President Obama, along with former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, stood in the same spot.
The family of a man killed by police claim that he was handcuffed and Tasered before being shot. Brooklyn Center police won’t comment on that accusation, but said the shooting was the result of a traffic stop on Shingle Creek Blvd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
Almost 50 years ago, hundreds of thousands gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was a march to fight for jobs and equal opportunities, featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who gave his groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech.
A toddler, a teenage boy and a young woman are all recovering after being shot last night in north Minneapolis. As police search for the gunman, the community held a prayer vigil early Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the shooting, located 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue North.
In just two days, the Minnesota State Fair gates open to the public. But new security measures are already in place for a lot of the vendors who have been setting up this week. Vendors and the people who work for them have already gone through security sweeps Tuesday night, and will be subject to security sweeps throughout the course of the fair.
The Minnesota State Fair is now just two days away, and there are new rules for people who like to light up on the fairgrounds.