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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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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Flu ‘Widespread’ In Minnesota, Health Dept. Says

The Minnesota health department reports that the flu is now widespread in the state. Ninety-four people were hospitalized two weeks ago, and another 74 were admitted this past week.


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Vadnais Heights GOP Caucus Site Allegedly Turned Away Voters

Minnesota Republicans turned out in record numbers to caucus Tuesday night. More than 111,000 people voted in the Republican caucus. That is nearly double the number of voters that cast a ballot in the previous caucus in 2008.


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Groundwater Contamination Concerns Growing In Central Minnesota

Groundwater contamination is a rapidly growing concern among Minnesota scientists. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said up to 60 percent of groundwater monitoring wells sampled in central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrate.


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Minnesota United Unveil Design For Midway Stadium

We’re getting the first look at Minnesota United’s new stadium in St. Paul. The team, designers and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman released the designs for the Midway/Snelling facility Wednesday afternoon.


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Minneapolis Police Investigating Serial Bank Robber

Minneapolis police are investigating after three banks in south Minneapolis were robbed in just six days. Police believe it was one man who pulled off all three crimes.


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Non-Union Janitors Strike In Mpls., Block Traffic Coming Into Downtown

Hundreds of non-union workers took to Minneapolis streets Thursday morning to protest for fair wages. They were joined by supporters from the community, asking corporations to do their part in ending the racial and economic disparities in Minnesota.


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St. Paul Teachers Stage Walk-In Amid Contract Negotiations

St. Paul teachers, parents and community allies staged a walk-in Wednesday morning in support of public education.


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U.S. Bank Stadium Reaches 90 Percent Completion Mark

With more than 3.2 million worker hours logged at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium is 90 percent complete. The Vikings organization and Mortenson Construction gave a tour of the stadium Tuesday, which they hope will be the talk of the National Football League.


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Woman, 27, Killed In Head-On Crash On Highway 12

There was a crash Monday morning on Highway 12 in Maple Plain, a dispatcher with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.


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Gas Prices So Low You Have To Crouch At The Pump

It’s becoming a joy for motorists to pull up to the pump as gas prices continue to drop toward levels not seen in years, if not decades. Friday’s national average is $1.69, but prices are even better in the Twin Cities.


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BCA Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Roseville

Two officers with the Roseville Police Department have been identified in an incident that left a 52-year-old man dead and a police canine stabbed in the head.


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Critics, Supporters Fill Reappointment Hearing For Mpls. Police Chief Harteau

Minneapolis residents packed city council chambers Wednesday to speak out about the reappointment of Police Chief Janeé Harteau. Statements from people were mixed at the public hearing that was a continuation from last week.


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2 Students, Teacher’s Aide Hurt In St. Paul School Bus Crash

Two students and a teacher’s aide are recovering Monday night after a school bus crash. The accident happened near the intersection of Birmingham and Minnehaha in St. Paul.


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As Unemployment Drops In Minnesota, Communities Of Color Not Seeing The Gains

The latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it’s 14-percent — that’s compared to 8.8 percent nationally.


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St. Cloud Makes History With First Black Female Police Officer

The demographics of the city of St. Cloud are changing and so is the face of its police department. For the first time in the city’s history an African-American female is a part of the police force.


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Outdoor Enthusiasts, Winter Businesses Love Latest Storm

For many, the snow means good times on a sled or cross country skiing. For others it means big bucks. Lots of outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting for this day for quite some time as several inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities metro and southern Minnesota.


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Police, Residents On High Alert After Another Robbery Near U Of M

Another robbery at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota has police and neighbors on alert. A person says he was robbed early Sunday morning as he walked near 8th Street Southeast and 12th Avenue.




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