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
  • Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges has been in serious financial distress since the U.S. Department of Education temporarily suspended its access to federal student aid in June 2014. (Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times)

    Corinthian Colleges to Shutter More Than 24 Remaining Schools

    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Orange County for-profit college operator, announced Sunday that it will end operations and close its remaining schools, affecting more than 16,000 students in California and other states. In the wake of state and federal investigations into its job-placement practices, Corinthian had already sold the majority of its schools to a nonprofit student loan servicer last fall. But the company had still been seeking a buyer for more than two dozen campuses in California and other western states. […]

  • Michael Buelna was responding to stabbing call in 1989 when he inadvertently found a newborn baby that had been abandoned behind a dumpster in an alley near the crime scene.

    Santa Ana Officer Reunited With Child He Found Abandoned Behind Dumpster 25 Years Ago

    A retired Santa Ana police officer was reunited this week with a now-grown man that he rescued as an infant from an alley 25 years ago. Michael Buelna was responding to stabbing call in 1989 when he inadvertently found a newborn baby that had been abandoned behind a dumpster in an alley near the crime scene. The officer picked up the barely-breathing baby and rushed him to a nearby paramedic for help. The abandoned boy, dubbed “Baby Adam” is now […]

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    Police Pursuit Ends in Violent Multi-Car Pile-Up on Anaheim Street

    A man in a Chevy van led police on a chase down the 5 Freeway and onto the streets of Anaheim on Thursday where the pursuit ended in a violent multi-car crash. Rick Chambers reports from Anaheim for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, April 23, 2015. More video:

  • An image grab taken from a video produced by Al-Qaeda's media wing As-Sahab and posted on the Internet 05 August 2007 shows Adam Gadahn. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    Adam Gadahn, American Mouthpiece for al Qaeda, Killed in Counterterrorism Operation

    He was known as the American mouthpiece of al Qaeda, speaking against his native country on behalf of a terrorist organization that’s devoted blood and resources to attacking it. But not anymore. The White House announced Thursday that Adam Gadahn, 36, was killed in January in a U.S. government counterterrorism operation. Neither he nor Ahmed Farouq — another U.S. citizen and al Qaeda operative who died in what the White House said was “likely a separate” operation — was specifically […]

  • A man moves a shopping cart filled with groceries through a Huntington Beach parking lot on April 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach City Council Moves to Repeal Plastic-Bag Ban

    The Huntington Beach City Council has made an initial move toward repealing its ban on plastic bags. Chip Yost reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on April 21, 2015.

  • A public memorial was held for Rev. Robert Schuller at the former Crystal Cathedral on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Public Memorial for Rev. Robert Schuller Held at Former Crystal Cathedral

    A public memorial was held Monday for Rev. Robert Schuller at the former Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Chip Yost reports from Garden Grove for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 20, 2015.

  • An Egyptian goose was spotted with an arrow through its neck in Anaheim Hills. (Credit: Lauren Bradshaw)

    Goose Spotted With Arrow Through Neck in Anaheim Hills Eludes Capture

    Orange County Animal Care workers were trying to capture a goose Tuesday that was recently seen in Anaheim Hills with an arrow through its neck. The workers were hoping to catch the bird — which was spotted living near the 91 Freeway and Imperial Highway (map) — so it could be taken to a veterinarian who specializes in the care of exotic and wildlife animals, Dr. Jennifer Hawkins of O.C. Animal Care said. “We are very concerned about the goose and want to ensure it receives proper […]

  • Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, is seen in this photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl As She Slept in Her Santa Ana Home Due in Court

    A man accused of entering a Santa Ana home and sexually assaulting a girl as she slept in her bed more than 7 years ago was scheduled to be arraigned Monday. Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested in March after DNA evidence recovered from the scene allegedly linked him to the crime, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release. On Feb. 8, 2008, Morgan allegedly broke into the girl’s home during the early morning hours […]

  • Kevin Rojano-Nieto is seen in a booking photo.

    Judge Facing Recall Over Reduced Sentence for Child Rapist May Have Been Influenced by Victim’s Parents

    While the fallout from the sentencing of Kevin Nieto Rojano continues, court documents reviewed by KTLA provided some insight as to what may have motivated the judge to go so light on the defendant. The records showed the judge may have been influenced by the wishes of the 3-year-old victim’s parents. At his sentencing last Friday, Rojano was facing a mandatory minimum of 25 years to life in prison for sodomizing the 3-year-old girl. But the judge said that sentence […]