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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
  • A speaker delivered remarks on the final day of the California Republican convention in Burlingame on May 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    As California GOP Convention Concludes, Republicans Look Ahead to State Primary and National Convention

    Two members of the California delegation to the Republican National Convention offered their thoughts on the nominating process. Chip Yost reports from Burlingame for the KTLA 5 News at 9 p.m. on May 1, 2016. Californians can expect more visits to the state by the Republican presidential candidates in the weeks leading up to the June 7 primary, GOP officials said. Chip Yost reports from Burlingame for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on May 1, 2016.

  • Republican Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to guests at a town hall event called "Women for Cruz" Coalition Rollout with wife Heidi, mother Eleanor Cruz, and former Republican candidate Carly Fiorina March 30, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. (Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

    Ted Cruz: California Will Decide the Republican Nominee for President

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told California Republicans Saturday that the state was at a crossroads where it would decide the party’s nominee for president on June 7. Candidates usually treat California as an ATM for campaign money, the GOP presidential candidate told hundreds of Republicans at the state party convention in Burlingame. “We’re going to spend more in California than we’re going to raise in California,” said Cruz, who plans to fundraise at the Montecito home of CKE Restaurants chief […]

  • Anti-Trump protesters clash with police outside the California Republican Convention in Burlingame, California (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Donald Trump Met by Protesters at California GOP Convention in Bay Area; 5 Arrested

    Donald Trump spoke at the California Republican convection on Friday afternoon after hundreds of protesters tried to thwart him from entering the hotel where the event was being held. Trump delivered the address at the convention’s kickoff lunch. The sold-out convention, which runs through Sunday morning, is being held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. Dozens of protesters had already assembled outside the hotel by 9:30 a.m., video from the scene showed. A large police presence was […]

  • Surveillance video shows a person wanted in connection with a series of 7-Eleven robberies, Santa Ana police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Ask for Help In ID’ing Suspected Robbers in Series of 7-Eleven Heists

    Police on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in identifying two suspected robbers in a series of crimes at 7-Eleven stores in the Santa Ana area. Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on April 27, 2016.

  • An ambulance overturned after a collision involving a conversion van in Fountain Valley on April 22, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    7 Injured When Ambulance and Van Collide at Intersection in Fountain Valley

    Six people were transported to hospitals and another suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when an ambulance and a conversion van collided at an intersection in Fountain Valley, officials said. The crash happened about 1:40 p.m. at Euclid Street and Warner Avenue, according to a spokesperson for the Orange County Fire Authority. The van was traveling westbound on Warner, while the ambulance was headed southbound on Euclid with its lights and sirens on, the Fountain Valley Police Department said in a news release. […]

  • A photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department shows a woman sought in a hit-and-run crash on April 21, 2016.

    Woman Sought in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run That Left Music Instructor Critically Injured

    Police were searching Thursday for a woman involved in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana that left a young man hospitalized with devastating injuries. Chris Chavez was crossing Bristol Street near Central Avenue early Wednesday morning when he was struck by a black, four-door BMW that ran a red light, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. A witness took a picture of the driver when she got out of her car after the crash, police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. […]

  • A surfer captured video of what appears to be a shark leaping into the air near Sunset Beach in Orange County. (Credit: Drew Palumbo/YouTube)

    Video Appears to Show Shark Leaping Out of Water Near Huntington Beach

    A surfer captured video of what appears to be a shark leaping into the air near Sunset Beach in Orange County. Chip Yost reports from Huntington Beach on April 20, 2016.  

  • Richard Melbye, left, and Steven Koressel are shown in booking photos released by Orange police April 19, 2016.

    2 Chapman University Students Arrested After Turkey Abducted From Farm at Orange High

    Two Chapman University lacrosse players have been arrested after the disappearance of a turkey from Orange High School’s agricultural area prompted an animal cruelty investigation, police said Tuesday. The turkey was last seen 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, but when students went to tend to farm animals at the campus at 7 a.m. Sunday, the turkey was missing, according to Orange Police Department press release. Then, about 5 p.m. Sunday, Orange County Animal Care received a report from a resident in […]

  • An ambulance responds to the Anaheim area, where a man who was shot by taggers on April 17, 2016. (Credit: South Counties News)

    Man Shot by Taggers He Found Vandalizing His Anaheim-Area Home

    A man was shot in the leg when he arrived at his home in an unincorporated area near Anaheim and found two taggers vandalizing the property, authorities said Monday. Police responded to a call in the 8000 block of Augusta Drive just after 3 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Dan Dwyer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The victim, described only as a 20-year-old man, was shot in the leg after he came home and saw the men tagging his residence, Dwyer […]