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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
  • Amid SoCal Heat Wave, Temperatures Expected to Reach 120 Degrees in Palm Springs

    As extreme heat hit Southern California, forecasters on Wednesday said they expected temperatures to climb to 120 degrees in the Palm Springs area. Chip Yost reports from Palm Springs for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 21, 2017.

  • Heat Wave Prompts First Statewide Flex Alert of the Year

    An ongoing heat wave heading into summer has prompted the first statewide Flex Alert of the year, officials said Tuesday. The California Independent System Operator urges residents to conserve electricity from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, when temperatures in the valleys of Los Angeles County are expected to soar into the 90s to low 100s.  Far interior areas like the Antelope Valley might reach 110, according to the National Weather Service. Demand on the power grid can […]

  • Irvine Police Release Video of Man Attempting to Kidnap Baby Store Employee; 1 Arrested

    Several hours after police released surveillance video showing an attempted kidnapping at an Irvine store, a suspect has been arrested Monday. The incident occurred shortly before 7:20 p.m. Saturday at the Mon Beau Bebe store, a maternity and baby boutique located at 6226 Irvine Blvd., in Woodbury Town Center. A female employee was working alone when the man entered the store, according to an Irvine Police Department news release. The two appeared to be conversing, when the woman began walking […]

  • Video Shows Democratic Official Confronting Recall Signature Gatherers: O.C. GOP

    The Orange County GOP released video it said shows an official from the county Democratic Party harassing signature gatherers who are seeking to get Democrat state Sen. Josh Newman recalled. In the video, the Democratic official asks which signature gatherer is gay, saying the man belongs “to a party that writes our destruction into its platform.” Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 16, 2017.

  • Thousands of Bees Invade Huntington Beach Home in ‘Surreal’ Experience for Residents

    Thousands of bees have invaded a Huntington Beach home, and the residents on Thursday was calling the experience “surreal.” Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on June 15, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HBcommunityforum/permalink/1932318733648303/    

  • First Heat Wave of Season Hits SoCal

    The first heat wave of the season is hitting Southern California Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures jumped up Tuesday, and further warming is expected this week. The maximum temperatures will rise every day, especially in areas away from the coast, the weather service reported. Conditions will remain relatively normal at local beaches. Heat advisories may need to be activated on Friday, as temperatures continue to soar, possibly into the triple digits in some areas. The heat wave […]

  • Man’s Body Found in MacArthur Park Lake: LAPD

    A man’s body was found floating in MacArthur Park Lake Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the lake, located at 653 S. Alvarado St., around 10 a.m. and found a man floating face down in the water, the Los Angeles Police Department told KTLA. Officers tried to give the man CPR, and paramedics also tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man appeared to be in his 50s, police said. Witnesses said the man was […]

  • Infant Hurt, Grandmother Killed When Woman Loses Control Backing Out of Anaheim Driveway

    A grandmother was killed, and her infant grandchild was hurt, when a female driver lost control of her car while backing out of a driveway in Anaheim and hit them, police said. The crash happened on Nutwood Avenue about 2 p.m. when the woman hit Norma Revolorio, 44, who was walking on the sidewalk with her two grandchildren, one who was an infant in a stroller, the Anaheim Police Department told KTLA. The female driver crashed through a gate, Anaheim […]

  • Firefighters Control 5-Alarm Fire at Chemical Company in Anaheim; 2 Firefighters, 1 Other Person Injured

    A five-alarm fire left two firefighters and another person injured and sent smoke towering over an industrial area of Anaheim on Friday afternoon. The blaze was reported about 3:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of Miraloma Avenue. Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Orange County Fire Authority and several nearby city fire departments were responding, according to the Anaheim Police Department. An ambulance could be seen arriving in the area just before 4:30 p.m., and it appeared two firefighters were being treated. One […]