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
  • Daniel Wozniak sits in court in Santa Ana on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Convicted Murderer Daniel Wozniak Sentenced to Death in Slaying of Neighbor, Neighbor’s Friend

    Convicted double-murderer Daniel Wozniak looked toward the front of the Santa Ana courtroom, his expression void of emotion as an Orange County Superior Court judge on Friday affirmed his death sentence. The courtroom fell silent. The victims’ family and friends wiped away tears as Judge John Conley sentenced the former Costa Mesa community actor, 32, to death for killing Irvine resident Juri “Julie” Kibuishi, 23, and her Army veteran friend Samuel Herr, 26. A jury had recommended in January that […]

  • A shipping container that is being converted to housing for homeless people is lifted off a truck Wednesday in Orange County's Midway City. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    OC Nonprofit Turns Shipping Containers Into Apartment Units for Homeless Veterans

    The shipping container made one trip from Asia loaded with dry goods. From the harbor it was trucked to a small factory beside the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley. There it made a 400-foot journey along an assembly line where more than 40 workers cut, welded, wrenched and nailed until it emerged eight days later with wallboard, windows, electrical and plumbing. On Wednesday, encased in shrink wrap, the container was unloaded from a truck onto a vacant lot in […]

  • People gather around a bench where a homeless woman who was stabbed Sept. 22, 2016, in Corona regularly sat. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Sweet’ Homeless Woman Fatally Stabbed Outside 99-Cent Store in Corona; 1 in Custody

    A 60-year-old homeless woman was fatally stabbed outside a 99 Cents Only store in Corona Thursday and a man was taken into custody, witnesses and police said. Police were called the store — in a strip mall at Sixth and Main streets — about 11 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. Officers found a woman who had been stabbed and appeared to have been beaten. The victim was taken to Corona Regional Hospital, where she later died, according to a Corona Police Department news […]

  • A shipping container that is being converted to housing for homeless people is lifted off a truck Wednesday in Orange County's Midway City. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Orange County Nonprofit Hopes to Convert Used Shipping Containers Into Apartments for Homeless Veterans

    The shipping container made one trip from Asia loaded with dry goods. From the harbor it was trucked to a small factory beside the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley. There it made a 400-foot journey along an assembly line where more than 40 workers cut, welded, wrenched and nailed until it emerged eight days later with wallboard, windows, electrical and plumbing. On Wednesday, encased in shrink wrap, the container was unloaded from a truck onto a vacant lot in […]

  • Police responded to Rancho Cucamonga High School on Sept. 21, 2016, after a stabbing. (Credit: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

    Student Recovering After Stabbing at Rancho Cucamonga High School, 2 Boys Detained for Questioning

    A 17-year-old student was hospitalized Wednesday after being stabbed at Rancho Cucamonga High School – apparently because of a conversation he had with a girl – and two boys were detained in connection with the attack. Officers were called to the school at 1:20 p.m. for a report of a stabbing, Deputy Jacob Bailey said. They found the 11th grader, whose name is Mylon,  on scene suffering from a stab wound. The teen was taken to a hospital where he was recovering […]

  • An In-N-Out burger is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Tommaso Boddi/ Getty Images for John Varvatos)

    Thousands Sign Petition Calling for In-N-Out to Introduce a Veggie Burger

    An online petition calling for Southern California-based In-N-Out to put a veggie burger on its menu has received thousands of signatures since being launched a week ago. The change.org petition, started by the Good Food Institute, asks In-N-Out CEO Lynsi Snyder to put a meatless option on the immensely popular fast-food restaurant’s menu. Currently, fans of the franchise looking for a vegetarian option can order a “grilled cheese,” essentially a cheeseburger without the hamburger patty. The petition seeks to add a meat alternative to […]

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    High School Student Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Anaheim

    Police are searching for suspects after a gray Dodge Caravan struck a Savanna High School student in Anaheim, they said. Chip Yost reports from Anaheim for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 19, 2016.

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    Police Search for Driver in Fullerton Hit-and-Run That Injured Father, Daughters

    Police were searching for a suspect Monday for a hit-and-run driver who struck a father walking with his 3- and 6-year-old daughters Sunday night. Chip Yost reports from Fullerton for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Sept. 19, 2016.

  • Two people were stabbed near a Holiday Inn in Anaheim on Sept. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed Near Disneyland

    Two people were stabbed just minutes apart in Anaheim Thursday night, police said. Officers responded to a 32-year-old man who had been stabbed in the 1100 block of West Ball Road just outside of Disneyland at 7:59 p.m. Two minutes later, 911 dispatchers received a second call regarding a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed in 1200 Block of Walnut Street in front of a Holiday Inn, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Both were transported to a local hospital and […]