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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 car erupts in flames after the driver lost control in the Cajon Pass on Aug. 26, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Pursuit Driver Dies in Fiery Crash After Huntington Beach Officer Shot, Saved by Badge

    A man suspected of shooting at an officer in Huntington Beach before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit was killed in a fiery crash in the Cajon Pass early Friday morning. The incident began when officers responded to a domestic violence call in the area of Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street in Huntington Beach at about 12:15 a.m., said Huntington Beach Police Department Officer Jennifer Marlatt. Officers attempted to contact a man involved in the incident when he got into […]

  • An investigation was underway into the fatal shooting of a woman in Garden Grove on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Fatally Shot in Front of Garden Grove Home Following Apparent Altercation

    A 31-year-old woman who died in front of a Garden Grove home Wednesday night had apparently been in an altercation with another woman before a man came up and shot her, police said. Police were sent to the home in the 13000 block of Purdy Street on a shooting call at about 11 p.m., said Lt. Robert Fowler with the Garden Grove Police Department. A woman at the home had been in a fight with another woman when a man […]

  • The Bolsa Chica wetlands are seen on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid 10th Anniversary Celebration at Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Funding Is in Question

    Ten years after the Bolsa Chica wetlands in north Orange County were opened to ocean water — revitalizing and restoring the ecosystem — funding for the nature reserve’s maintenance is in question. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Aug. 24, 2016.

  • Hillary Clinton is shown in an image from Justin Timberlake's Instagram at a fundraiser in Los Angles on Aug. 23, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton Attends Campaign Fundraisers in Southern California

    Hillary Clinton was in Southern California for her second consecutive day Tuesday as she was scheduled to make stops at the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in the Hollywood Hills, and later in Laguna Beach for a fundraiser. Mary Beth McDade reports from Laguna Beach for KTLA News at 10 on Aug. 23, 2016.  

  • An image from surveillance video shows the stabbing of two Cal State Fullerton students on Aug. 21, 2016.

    Cal State Fullerton Officials Issue Statement on Stabbing of 2 Students Near Fraternity Row; Surveillance Footage Released

    California State University, Fullerton officials issued a statement on Monday after surveillance footage of the stabbing of two students near the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity house was released. The university’s primary concern at this time is with the continued recovery of our students and with supporting law enforcement in their investigation,” said Paula Selleck, Associate Director of News Media Services, in an e-mail. Two male students were stabbed on Sunday during an altercation with two possible attackers in an alley near 2117 […]

  • An East Porterville woman fills up a pitcher with water from her kitchen faucet on Aug. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    East Porterville Residents to Receive Clean Water Amid Historic Drought

    Residents in East Porterville are looking forward to having fresh water from a municipal supply for the first time in months. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 19, 2016.

  • From left: Jeffrey Tuli, Dejon Vincent Griffin and Aaron Vermont Jackson are pictured in booking photos released by Buena Park police.

    3 Arrested in Close-Range Fatal Shooting of 24-Year-Old Man at Buena Park Gas Station: Police

    Three men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man at a gas station in Buena Park last month, police announced Thursday. After an extensive investigation that included the release of surveillance footage and photos, authorities identified the suspects as 33-year-old Jeffrey Tuli, 35-year-old Aaron Vermont Jackson and 32-year-old Dejon Vincent Griffin, according to a Buena Park Police Department news release. Tuli is suspected of shooting 24-year-old Maher Yousef in the head as he sat […]

  • A man with a red Mohawk was being sought in the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl as she was riding her scooter in a Placentia neighborhood on Aug. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Continue Search for Man in Attempted Abduction of 7-Year-Old Placentia Girl

    The babysitter of a 7-year-old Placentia girl who was almost abducted by a man with a red mohawk said authorities returned to the scene Tuesday and are continuing to investigate the incident. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Aug. 16, 2016.

  • Authorities respond to a barricaded man at the Hyland Motel in Brea on Aug. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Arrested After Shots Fired at Brea Officers Responding to Report of Suicidal Person at Motel

    A person was arrested after shots were fired at officers through the door at a motel in Brea where a suicidal individual was barricaded Monday, police said. Officers responded to the Hyland Motel in 700 block of South Brea Boulevard, the Brea Police Department stated on Twitter shortly before 4 p.m. They were called there for a report of a “suicidal suspect.” After officers arrived, the individual fired shots through the door at them, a Police Department tweet stated. One officer […]