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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 fundraiser to benefit the Patriotic Dog Foundation will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 in Yorba Linda. (Credit:KTLA)

    Fundraiser to Benefit Patriotic Service Dog Foundation

    A fundraiser is being held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Yorba Linda Country Club to benefit the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, an organization that trains service dogs to provide support to veterans. Chip Yost reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Oct. 21, 2016.

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    Fundraiser Benefiting Veterans With PTSD to Be Held in Orange County on Saturday

    A major fundraiser will take place Saturday in Orange County to benefit veterans with disabilities and those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Chip Yost reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 21, 2016. Click here for more information. 

  • OCSD released this image Oct. 20, 2016, saying it showed Stephen Ponte Garcia on a bus.

    High-Risk Sex Offender Arrested in Repeated Indecent Exposure Incidents on Buses: OCSD

    A 37-year-old high-risk sex offender was arrested this week on suspicion of committing multiple indecent exposure incidents on Orange County buses, authorities announced Thursday. Stephen Ponte Garcia was arrested Tuesday on a warrant obtained after a three-week investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. An anonymous tip about a man exposing himself on a bus came in to the Orange County Transportation Authority last month, prompting the investigation. With the help of bus surveillance video, Garcia was identified by investigators as […]

  • Muhanad Elfatih M.A. Badawi appears in federal court in Santa Ana for his sentencing on Oct. 19, 2016. (Credit: Mona S. Edwards)

    Anaheim Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Plan to Join ISIS With Friend

    The judge was not sure whether Muhanad Badawi had been actively recruiting for Islamic State. The 24-year-old Anaheim man had already been convicted by a federal jury in June of conspiring to help the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Badawi had used his debit card to purchase a one-way ticket so that a friend, Nader Elhuzayel, could board a plane to the Middle East to join Islamic State. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter asked to listen […]

  • Police investigate a stabbing in Costa Mesa on Oct. 18, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Mother, 2 Sons in Stable Condition Following Costa Mesa Triple Stabbing

    Three family members who were stabbed Tuesday night at an apartment complex in Costa Mesa were in stable condition Wednesday, police said. Authorities were called to the 1900 block of Wallace Avenue after someone reported a stabbing there at about 7:30 p.m., said Lt. Greg Scott with the Costa Mesa Police Department. Officers found three victims, including an 11-year-old boy who had been “stabbed several times in the chest,” Scott said. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital and […]

  • Police investigate a stabbing in Costa Mesa on Oct. 18, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Mother and Two Sons Wounded in Costa Mesa Stabbing; 11-Year-Old Rushed to Surgery

    A mother and her two young sons were stabbed Tuesday night on Wallace Avenue near 19th Street in Costa Mesa, authorities said. Fire and police personnel responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. and found the three with stab wounds; the youngest, an 11-year-old boy, was stabbed in the chest several times, according to Lt. Greg Scott with the Costa Mesa Police Department. All three victims were transported to nearby hospitals, and the 11-year-old had to go into surgery, officials said. Bella Rosette, […]

  • A mockup for a proposed new outdoor concert venue in Irvine. (FivePoint / Live Nation)

    Developer Plans New Outdoor Concert Venue Ahead of Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Closure

    The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre may soon be heading to the great venue graveyard, but a new outdoor concert complex could rise nearby. Live Nation and developer FivePoint have announced that they are seeking permits to build a 12,000-seat venue adjacent to Orange County’s Great Park. The firms plan on a summer 2017 opening date. “Orange County has become a major concert stop for touring musical acts and Live Nation is committed to keeping the long tradition of live summer concerts […]

  • A greyhound rescued by Hemopet is seen in this image. (Credit: KTLA)

    O.C. Dog Rescue Group Faces Financial Troubles After Being Hit With $82,000 Tax Bill

    A Garden Grove greyhound rescue group called Hemopet is facing financial troubles after a startling $82,000 tax ball. It all stems from a bill that was recently vetoed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Chip Yost reports from Garden Grove for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Oct. 17, 2016.

  • Surveillance video released by the owner of the Flame Broiler in Fullerton shows a safe being stolen from the restaurant on Oct. 14, 20106.

    Surveillance Video Captures Safe Being Stolen During Smash and Grab Burglary at Fullerton Flame Broiler

    A safe was stolen from a Flame Broiler in Fullerton after two suspects used a rock to break the glass of the doors to get inside, and it was captured on surveillance video. The smash and grab burglary happened about 1:50 a.m. Friday at the Flame Broiler located at Chapman and Raymond Avenues, the Fullerton Police Department reported. Two suspects used a rock to break the glass on the doors, and once inside they made their way to a back […]