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
  • David Arzate Cabrera appears in court on Aug. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect in Deadly 91 Freeway Shooting May Have Mexican Drug Cartel Ties: Court Document

    The suspect in a drive-by shooting in Anaheim that left a father of four dead may have Mexican drug cartel ties, a court document released on Wednesday showed. The document came to light the same day that David Arzate Cabrera pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges related to the July 14 shooting on the 91 Freeway. “Cabrera is a Mexican national citizen. He is a stated hi-level drug dealer. A known cartel related lawyer called a sheriff’s narcotics investigator […]

  • Jonathan Phan, 29, was arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Santa Ana, police said. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Alleged Intruder Arrested in Santa Ana After Stripping, Leaving ID at Victim’s Home

    A 29-year-old man who allegedly broke into a woman’s Santa Ana home, took off his clothes and climbed into bed with the sleeping victim was arrested after he left behind his driver’s license, police said Monday. Jonathan Phan was accused of breaking into the victim’s home in the 2100 block of West Civic Center (map) last month, a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department stated. During the alleged break in, Phan removed his clothes, got into the victim’s […]

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    Controversy Over OC Grand Park May Head to Court

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    Amusement Park Worker Convicted of Sexually Assaulting 4 Girls to Be Sentenced

    A former amusement park worker convicted of sexually assaulting four young girls was expected to be sentenced in Orange County superior court on Friday. Bryan William Anast, 46, of Corona, pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple felony charges, including using a minor for sex acts, possession of child pornography and six counts of lewd acts by duress, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced in a news release on Aug. 11. Anast was arrested at Disneyland, where he worked as […]

  • Armed men posing as deliverymen sought in two home invasion robberies. (Credit: Garden Grove Police)

    Men Posing as Deliverymen Sought in Home Invasion Robberies

    Police in Garden Grove were asking for the public’s help in identifying three to four men who posed as deliverymen during two home invasion robberies. The first incident was reported on Monday around 3:45 p.m. at a home in the 13500 block of Merello Street. Three teenagers were home when they heard a knock at the front door, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. When they looked outside, the children saw two men at the […]

  • Aaron Chavez is seen in a Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Santa Ana Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critical; Gunman at Large

    A gunman was at large Wednesday after a shooting Tuesday night in Santa Ana that left one man dead and two women critically injured, police said. The incident occurred about 11:27 p.m. near the intersection of North Main and East 12th streets (map), where the victims were shot while they were inside a car, the Santa Ana Police Department said. A caller reported that seven to 10 shots were fired, according to Anthony Bertagna, spokesman for the department. Officers and […]

  • President Nixon's farewell on Aug. 9, 1974, as he boards a helicopter at the White House. (Credit: Associated Press via LA Times)

    Nixon’s Watergate Resignation Live-Tweeted, With Its Own Hashtag

    Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office 40 years ago today — an event being marked on social media by his presidential library in Yorba Linda. The library today has been live-tweeting Nixon’s final hours in office. The tweets are linked to a portion of an interview Nixon did with a former aide in 1983 that, among other things, looks back on the historic day. The museum has also created a hashtag #APresidentResigns for people to share […]

  • File photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    New West Nile Virus Warning Issued for OC Residents

    Orange County residents were warned on Thursday about some alarming numbers regarding West Nile virus in the area. Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 7, 2014. 

  • A message to raise awareness about human trafficking is seen on an Orange County Transportation Authority bus. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Trafficking Cases on the Rise in Orange County: Report

    A new report showed the number of human trafficking perpetrators in Orange County has doubled between 2011 and 2013. Chip Yost reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.