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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
  • Authorities Investigate Series of Robberies in Huntington Beach

    Authorities in Huntington Beach are investigating two sets of burglaries and armed robberies in the city, officials said Thursday. Two local businesses were burglarized Wednesday and officials believe the two incidents are connected. In one of the incidents, three people apparently smashed through the glass door to get into a liquor store and took money from the cash register as well as lottery tickets. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Later, police believe the same people, two men and a […]

  • Adoptions Held for Sick Puppies Rescued by Irvine Police

    Nine of the sick puppies rescued by Irvine police from a woman who had allegedly been trying to sell them online to unsuspecting new owners went up for adoption Wednesday. After being rescued in January by the Irvine Police Department’s Animal Services Unit, the 19 puppies have been getting nursed back to health by the Irvine Animal Care Center. Nine of the dogs were healthy enough to go up for adoption, and 20 people entered into a lottery for a chance to […]

  • O.C. Woman Charged in Sale of Sick Puppies by Fake Dog Rescue; Dogs Now Healthy, Available for Adoption

    More than two months after Irvine police arrested a woman who allegedly sold sick young dogs to unsuspecting new pet owners, she has been charged — and nine of the puppies officers rescued from her are up for adoption. The dogs were recovered when Megan Ann Hoechstetter, 42, of Cypress was arrested in January on suspicion of selling a sick puppy to an Irvine family, police said. That pup died of parvovirus a week after being sold to the family on Jan. […]

  • The Flower Fields in Carlsbad Open Ahead of Spring

    With spring just days away, Southern California residents and tourists alike have started flocking to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, an immensely popular springtime attraction. Chip Yost reports from Carlsbad for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 16, 2017.

  • Teachers Receive Layoff Notices at 2 O.C. School Districts

    Teachers in Santa Ana and Anaheim are receiving layoff notices Wednesday. Lynette Romero and Chip Yost report for the KTLA 5 News on March 15, 2017.

  • Parts of Southern California Experiencing Wildflower ‘Super Bloom’

    Thanks in part to a rainy winter, parts of Southern California are experiencing a “super bloom” of wildflowers just ahead of spring. Chip Yost reports from Anaheim Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 14, 2017.

  • O.C. Restaurant Manager Beaten Unconscious After He Refused to Give 2 Men Free Pizza, Friend Says

    A Huntington Beach restaurant manager was brutally beaten by two men after he refused to give them free slices of pizza, the victim’s friend said Monday. The Huntington Beach Police Department confirmed two men were booked into jail in connection with the assault, which left the man unconscious and with a serious head injury. Officers located the victim in the 300 block of Pacific Coast Highway just before 1 a.m. Sunday after being contacted about a fight in the area, according […]

  • Man Fatally Shot by Police After Chasing People at Huntington Beach Sports Complex ID’d

    A man shot and killed by police after allegedly threatening and chasing people at a sports complex in Huntington Beach was identified by officials Friday, and court documents showed his mother had in past asked for a restraining order against him. Steven Schiltz, 29, was identified by Orange County coroner’s officials as the man fatally shot at Huntington Beach Sports Complex located in the 18100 block of Goldenwest Street about 7:28 p.m. Police responded to the location after receiving several […]

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    Time to Spring Forward as Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

    It’s once again time to turn those clocks ahead one hour in the U.S. as daylight saving time starts this weekend. The time change goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, at which point clocks spring forward 60 minutes. Nearly all of the U.S. observes daylight saving, except for Hawaii and most of Arizona. The U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not take part in the biannual time change. The Los Angeles County […]