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CHIP YOST
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Chip Yost is a KTLA reporter and Orange County Bureau Chief.

He joined KTLA in February of 2007 and though he reports on just about everything, his passion and background are in investigative reporting.

He won the 2013 Orange County Press Club award for “best investigative story” in the broadcast/online video category for his coverage of an upholstery business allegedly not fulfilling customers’ orders.

Chip won an Emmy for a story that had him tracking down fugitives who had escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections. He won a duPont Silver Baton (broadcast journalism’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) for another story where he exposed how a police car could turn into a fiery death trap for officers. Chip was also awarded a Golden Mike for his KTLA report about squatters taking over homes in an upscale Riverside neighborhood.

Before joining KTLA, Chip worked as an investigative and general assignment reporter at television stations in Denver (KUSA-TV), Tucson (KOLD-TV), Yuma (KYMA-TV) and San Diego (KGTV-TV).

Chip grew up in Ohio and earned his bachelor’s degree for business administration at the University of Cincinnati. After a stint as an outside sales representative for AirTouch Communications in Los Angeles, Chip went back to school to get his master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. If you don’t believe him, just ask to see his most recent student loan statement. He’s still paying it off.


Recent Articles
  • Demonstrators set fire to an American flag at a protest outside the GOP convention on July 20, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    18 Arrested After Flag-Burning Demonstration Outside Republican National Convention

    Cleveland police on Wednesday made 18 arrests and reported that two officers had been assaulted after a protester attempted to light an American flag on fire outside the security barrier surrounding the Republican National Convention, authorities said. Upward of 200 law enforcement officers from dozens of departments, joined by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, converged on the scene, confronting a small group of demonstrators in what quickly escalated into the most heated clash in a mostly subdued week of protests. […]

  • Security personnel on horseback ride through downtown Cleveland on July 16, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Security Ramped Up in Cleveland as Republican National Convention Begins and Protesters Arrive

    Protesters are flooding into Cleveland alongside Republicans in town for the Republican National Convention, prompting an increase in policing. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 5 on July 18, 2016.

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    Victims of Cal State Fullerton Massacre Remembered on 40th Anniversary of Killings

    On July, 12, 1976, Janitor Edward Charles Allaway, 36, killed seven people and wounded two others during a rampage inside the library at Cal State Fullerton. He was arrested and later found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a state mental hospital. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

  • Fermin Vincent Valenzuela II is seen in a photo released at a news conference on July 11, 2016, one day after his death. His family's attorney says officers beat him and shocked him with a Taser.

    Man in Coma After Confrontation With Anaheim Police Has Died, Family’s Lawyer Says

    An Anaheim man who had been in a coma since a confrontation with police officers a week ago died Sunday, his family’s lawyer said. Fermin Vincent Valenzuela II died at West Anaheim Medical Center, said the attorney, Garo Mardirossian. A cause of death was not immediately available. In an incident now under investigation by prosecutors, Anaheim police officers stopped Valenzuela on July 2 after receiving a call about a suspicious man following a woman to her home in the 2600 block of […]

  • People write condolence notes and lay flowers at a growing memorial in front of the Dallas Police Headquarters near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Dallas Gunman Was ‘Lone Shooter,’ Had Manifestos, Bomb-Making Materials at Home

    The ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed. Investigators identified the dead attacker as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, a military veteran who’d served in Afghanistan. Police said they searched his home Friday afternoon and found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics. Investigators are analyzing information in the […]

  • The gunman in the Dallas ambush that left five officers dead has been identified as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. He is shown in a photo posted to Facebook and distributed by the CNN Wire.

    Dallas Sniper ID’d as Army Reservist Who Served in Afghanistan, Was Infuriated by Deaths of Black Men

    Micah Xavier Johnson was infuriated, he told police negotiators, by the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Authorities believe that rage led the reclusive former Army reservist to kill five Dallas police officers and wound seven others, as well as two civilians, and plunge a country reeling from this week’s police shootings of two black men deeper into shock and grief. Johnson, who was killed by a bomb-carrying police robot after failed negotiations, allegedly fired the shots […]

  • Huntington Beach police released this surveillance photo on July 7, 2016, of a man suspected of stealing bikes from a condo complex parking structure.

    Huntington Beach Police Ask For Help IDing Man Caught Stealing Bikes From Parking Structure

    Huntington Beach police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was caught on camera stealing bicycles from a condominium complex parking structure. The incident occurred between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on June 29 when the man entered an underground parking structure of the Pier Colony Condominiums at 200 Pacific Coast Highway, officials said. He was able to get through an access gate by reaching through the bars and opening the door from inside. The man was […]

  • The Orange County District Attorney's Office released this photo of Edmundo Nevares on July 7, 2016.

    Former Church Director Charged With Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Girl in Buena Park: O.C. DA’s Office

    A 44-year-old former youth church director has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Buena Park, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Edmundo Nevarez, who was the director of youth at the Good Shepherd Family Bible Church in Whittier, faces two felony counts of lewd acts on a child, one misdemeanor count of child annoyance and a special enhancement of substantial sexual conduct with a child, the DA’s office said in a news release. He is set […]

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    Traffic Ticket Controversy Erupts in Los Alamitos After Report of Faulty Red Light Camera

    Residents in Los Alamitos who received traffic tickets based on red light cameras could have their citations tossed out. Chip Yost reports from Los Alamitos for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.