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.


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    Neighbors Complain About Fountain Valley Rental Home

    A neighborhood became ground zero for a short term rental war after residents claimed a home became a hotel full of parties, noise and trash. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2015.

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    NFL Fans Rally Behind Proposal to Build Football Stadium in Carson

    Chip Yost reports from Carson for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

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    Police Helicopter Helps Santa Ana Officers on the Ground Take Down Burglary Suspect

    Police in Santa Ana released video Tuesday showing officers on the ground taking down a burglary suspect with help from above. Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

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    Car Slams Into Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Ana

    A car slammed into a Wells Fargo bank in Santa Ana on Tuesday. Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2015.

  • Charles Garcia is seen in an image provided by the Bell Police Department during a news conference on Aug. 31, 2015.

    Person of Interest Identified in Bell Hit-and-Run That Killed Skateboarding Teen

    Officials identified a person of interest Monday in their investigation into a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. Joshua Maldonado was riding on his skateboard near the intersection of Bear and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. on Saturday when he was fatally struck, according to authorities. The driver fled the scene after the collision. Officials identified Charles Garcia as a person of interest in the investigation during a news conference Monday. Garcia was described as a Hispanic […]

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    Tustin Neighborhood Experiencing Higher Than Normal West Nile Virus Activity

    Tustin residents were being warned Tuesday after officials discovered a higher than normal rate of West Nile virus activity in the area. Chip Yost reports from Tustin for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

  • Police stand in front a residence where a home invasion was reported on Aug. 25, 2015, in Huntington Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Armed Men Barge Into Huntington Beach Home, Demand Cash, Flee: Police

    Two men armed with handguns barged into a Huntington Beach home and demanded money, but got away with nothing on Tuesday morning, police said. The home invasion was reported at 9:15 a.m. in the 19000 block of Coralwood Lane, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. A “female, dark-skinned” knocked on the door of the home, and a woman inside the home opened the door, Marlatt said. Then two black men armed with handguns entered […]

  • A parrot apparently owned by a stabbing victim is taken into custody near Disneyland on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    ‘Birdman’ Stabbed Multiple Times After Fight Near Disneyland: Witnesses

    One person was arrested after a homeless man, described as local fixture “the Birdman” by witnesses, was stabbed multiple times across the street from Disneyland late Sunday, according to the Anaheim Police Department. The stabbing occurred at a bus stop in the 1500 block of Harbor Boulevard — which borders the popular theme park — around 10 p.m., Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said. Officers initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of two transients fighting, according to […]

  • Newport and Huntington Beach Reopen One Day After Shark Sighting

    Swimmers were back in the water on Friday, one day after a shark sighting shut down Newport and Huntington beaches. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.