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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
  • San Clemente Beaches Closed After Great White Sharks Spotted Near Pier

    Beaches in San Clemente were closed citywide on Monday after juvenile great white sharks were spotted near the shore. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 22, 2017.

  • O.C. Congressman Denies Receiving Money From Russia Following Released Audio Transcript

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher laughed when a reporter from The Hill newspaper asked Friday whether he is getting paid by Russia. “Am I getting money from Russia? No,” the Huntington Beach Republican said. The question stemmed from a Washington Post story this week that disclosed an audio recording from last year in which House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) said he thought Rohrabacher and then-candidate Donald Trump were being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin. A transcript of the tape notes McCarthy […]

  • Anaheim Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Stabbings of 2 Homeless Men

    An Anaheim man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings of two homeless men, police announced Thursday. Marvin Magallanes, 25, was arrested May 12 after confessing to the death of Sabah Alsaad, 49, who was found stabbed along South Magnolia Avenue on Jan. 25, Anaheim Police said in a news release. Magallanes was also linked to the stabbing death of Onosai Tavita, who was found along South Euclid Street on Oct. 27. Both victims were apparently asleep when […]

  • In Strange Sight, Tiny Clams ‘Absolutely Carpeted’ Stretch of Sand in Newport Beach

    A section of Newport Beach coastline was covered with tiny clams this week, making a strange sight and a bumpy walk for beachgoers. On Wednesday, the area north of Newport Pier was “absolutely carpeted” with a species called bean clams, according to Matthew Bracken, a biology professor at UC Irvine. Such “abundances” occur once or twice per decade, and there are records going back to the 1800s showing the same species making such a spectacular appearance on the sand, said […]

  • OCSD, Fire Authority Battling Over Helicopter Response to Emergencies

    Recordings obtained by a public records request provide a window into an ongoing battled between the Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Authority in Orange County over the response to emergencies by helicopters from both agencies. The conflict was first reported by the Orange County Register. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 17, 2017.

  • In Rare Event, Smelly Corpse Flower Blooms in Fullerton

    In a rare occurrence, a corpse flower — a plant known for its noxious odor — has bloomed in Fullerton, and was attracting plenty of curious visitors on Tuesday. Chip Yost reports from Fullerton for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 16, 2017.

  • Colorado Man Charged in Connection With 1994 Huntington Beach Double Homicide

    A Colorado man has been charged in connection with a 1994 double homicide in Huntington Beach, officials said Monday. Lamberto Ricci Castillo, 64, of Alamosa, Colorado, was expected to be arraigned Monday after being charged on April 27, more than 23 years after the crime. The arraignment was continued and he did not enter a plea. Castillo is suspected of killing Kenny Paul Sommer and Chen “Cosmo” Maui Blanchard, both 23, on March 31, 1994. Castillo and his companion allegedly confronted […]

  • 69-Year-Old Woman Robbed During Staged Car Crash in Seal Beach: Police

    Police in Orange County are looking for two men who allegedly bumped into the back of a woman’s car in a staged crash and then robbed her when she got out to exchange insurance information. The incident began about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, when a 69-year-old woman was driving in the parking lot of the Imperial Spa in Garden Grove. A gray Jaguar bumped her car from behind. After the crash, two men got out of the car and approached the woman, […]

  • Fans Celebrate as Anaheim Ducks Break Game 7 Curse, Head to Conference Finals

    The Anaheim Ducks shattered the supposed curse preventing them from winning a game seven in a playoff series and will now play Nashville in the NHL Western Conference finals. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 10, 2017. Correction: A previous version of this story said the finals would be taking place in Nashville.