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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Adding Officers To Patrol North Side Reducing Gun Violence

An increase in the number of police officers who patrol north Minneapolis has led to a decrease in gun violence.


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Chanhassen, Mpls. Plan Permanent Prince Memorials

As people around the world celebrate music icon Prince, his neighbors are figuring out how to honor him at home. The fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen has become a temporary memorial for the legendary Minnesotan.


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South Mpls. Business Pays Tribute To Prince

Across the street from where Prince went to high school in south Minneapolis sits a custom T-shirt shop that is busy honoring the man and his music.


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Prince’s 16 Minnesota Properties Valued At More Than $32M

His Paisley Park complex alone is worth about $7 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday.


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Prince’s Countless Charitable Activities Come To Light After His Death

Recipients say when Prince gave he had only one request — don’t say anything about it.


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To Stem Gun Violence, Harteau Puts More Officers In North Mpls.

Gun violence is a big problem on the streets of Minneapolis, and Police Chief Janee Harteau says she’s placing particular focus on city’s north side.


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St. Paul City Leaders, Victim’s Families Speak Out Against Gun Violence

St. Paul continues to look at ways to stop gun violence in the city. Eighteen-year-old Rayvion Brooks became the third man charged in connection with the deadly shooting at Indian Mounds Regional Park this weekend. Prince Williams and Rashawn Porter also face charges.


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Roseville Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Overwhelmed With Injured Animals

It’s during these first weeks of Spring staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville gets a rush of patients.


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4th Precinct Reoccupation, MinnRoast March Planned For Jamar Clark

The shooting death of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police has sparked a movement of change.


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MnDOT: Fewer Construction Projects In Store For 2016

It is time for Minnesotans to head back into the cone zone. Road construction season is here, and MnDOT has lots of projects it hopes to start or complete in 2016.


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With 65 Shooting Victims This Year, Mpls. Sees Spike In Gun Violence

Incidents involving guns are increasing across Minneapolis. Since the beginning of the year more than 65 people have been shot, that’s a more than 90 percent increase over this time last year.


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Black Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Light Rail Ahead Of Twins Opener

A group of mostly white supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement protested outside the Twins Home Opener today.


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FDA Approves Smallest Pacemaker, Developed By Medtronic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s smallest pacemaker, which is manufactured by Medtronic.


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U.S. Bank Stadium Hosting Job Fair Ahead Of June Opening

U.S. Bank Stadium is looking to fill 3,000 jobs before the doors open in June. The organization is looking to fill those positions by seeking out communities of color, the homeless and highly-mobile people.


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Groups Call For Jamar Clark Case To Be Reopened

Black Lives Matter and the Minneapolis NAACP demand a reopening of the Jamar Clark Case and the appointment of a special prosecutor.


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Jamar Clark’s Alleged Victim Under Scrutiny

RayAnn Hayes insists Jamar Clark did not beat her the night of Nov. 15, 2015. “First they’re saying that I said he didn’t do it, then it says on page 12 it she did do it. What do you mean?” Hayes said.


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Exclusive: Alleged Jamar Clark Victim Speaks Out

The woman with Jamar Clark the night police shot and killed him is telling her story in a WCCO exclusive.


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Witness: Jamar Clark Was ‘Absolutely Not Resisting’

Teto Wilson, a witness to the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, says he never saw the 24-year-old in the sort of struggle with police that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman described Wednesday as he outlined why charges wouldn’t be brought against the two Minneapolis officers involved in the shooting.


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NAACP, Black Lives Matter Respond To MPD Chief’s Warning

Outrage is the word used by members of the Minneapolis NAACP over comments made by Harteau.


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Cyclist In Critical Condition After Hit & Run In Dakota County

Investigators hope the public can help them find the driver of a pickup truck who hit an Eagan cyclist and drove off. Bryan Joas, 45, is in critical condition after he was struck on a rural Dakota County.


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Police Arrest Suspect In Connection To 4 Bank Robberies In South Minneapolis

Police arrested 38-year-old Aaron Yashinsky following the robbery of the U.S. Bank on East Lake Street Friday afternoon. Investigators say they used video to follow him across the street to an apartment.


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1 Killed After Car Crashes Into 2 Trees, House In Richfield

One man is dead after a car crashed into two trees and a house in Richfield Sunday morning. According to the Richfield Police Department, just before 3 a.m. a Richfield police officer noticed a Dodge Caravan mini-van crash into a stop sign at 62nd Street and Bloomington Avenue.


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Family Of Col. Hts. Man Killed By Police Call For Justice

The family of a Columbia Heights man killed by police renewed their call for charges against the officer involved on Saturday.


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Minneapolis Police Department Looks Back At Roots Of Diversity

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking back at the pioneers who helped diversify their department.


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Teen Stabbed At East Ridge H.S. In Critical Condition

Authorities said a teenage boy was stabbed and two teenagers were taken into custody after a fight broke out in front of a Twin Cities-area high school following a basketball game.




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