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
  • A WestJet plane was quarantined at John Wayne Airport on Oct. 24, 2014, after a toddler with meningitis was reported on board. (Credit: KTLA)

    Meningitis Scare Prompts Temporary Containment of Plane at OC Airport

    A WestJet plane arriving from Canada was temporarily contained on the tarmac of John Wayne Airport after a 2-year-old with meningitis was reported on board Friday afternoon, authorities said. The child was hospitalized but was quickly released after she was determined not to have meningitis, a hospital spokeswoman said. The WestJet plane was stopped at Gate 2 of the Santa Ana airport, Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Larry Kurtz said. The fire department was called to the airport at 2:30 p.m. with […]

  • A GoFundMe page was established for Ximena Meza, who was shot and killed Oct. 22, 2014.

    Car Wash Held to Raise Funds for Family of 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Anaheim

    A car wash was held Friday to raise funds for the family of 9-year-old Ximena Meza, who was shot and killed while playing in front of her apartment in Anaheim on Wednesday. Police believe Meza was the unintended victim of a gang shooting in the 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue (map) when a man emerged from a car and fired a gun towards some other men, but fatally struck Meza instead. Meza’s parents went to the car wash on […]

  • A family friend provided this photo of Ximena Meza, 9, who was shot and killed while playing in her Anaheim home's front yard on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Anaheim Police Offer Reward in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Girl

    The Anaheim Police Department offered a $50,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl the previous day. The Anaheim Police Association also offered an additional $5,000 reward. The coroner’s office identified Ximena Meza as the young girl who was struck by gunfire while playing in a home’s front yard in 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue (map). The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lt. Bob Dunn […]

  • Henry Kissinger speaks at the Nixon Presidential Library on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Henry Kissinger Speaks at Nixon Presidential Library

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on Wednesday. Chip Yost reports from Yorba Linda for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 22, 2014.

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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Arrives Back in U.S.

    Dario Guerrero took his 41-year-old mother to Mexico seeking alternative care in her battle with terminal cancer. After her death, Guerrero found himself stranded in Mexico in violation of immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Mexican-born Harvard University student arrived back on U.S. soil in San Diego. He was expected to be back at his childhood home in Long Beach later Tuesday night. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

  • A woman is treated by medical personnel following a shooting in Signal Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Credit: Mecca Ibe)

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot by Police in Long Beach

    A woman was hospitalized after being shot by police in Long Beach on Tuesday. The incident took place in the 1800 block of Cherry Avenue (map) just after 8:15 a.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman was allegedly acting strange and talking to herself while walking through the Liberty Hotel complex with a small gun prior to the shooting, a witness said. The witness, who did not want to be identified, said […]

  • Murrieta Mayor Alan William Long is shown in a booking photo released by Murrieta  PD on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash Leaves 4 Cheerleaders Injured

    The 44-year-old mayor of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after he allegedly crashed into a car filled with four teen cheerleaders, who were hospitalized with injuries, authorities said Friday. Mayor Alan William Long was taken into custody after field sobriety tests convinced officers he was under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release from the Murrieta Police Department. Officers were called to the scene of the collision about 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson and Lily […]

  • A suspected burglar is seen in a surveillance video released by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Suspected Burglar Who Targeted Open Houses in West L.A. May Have Struck in O.C.

    Authorities believe the same suspected burglar who has been targeting open houses in West Los Angeles may have committed more crimes in Orange County. Mary Beth McDade reports from Mission Viejo for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 16, 2014. More video:

  • Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is seen in this file photo (Credit: KTLA)

    Mission Hospital Closes 14 Surgery Rooms Amid Reports of Patient Infections

    Mission Hospital has closed 14 surgery rooms following a number of reported incidents involving patients who became infected at the hospital. Chip Yost reports from Mission Viejo for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Oct. 15, 2014. More Video: