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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
  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    Aliso Viejo Man Accused of Fatally Shooting 2, Injuring 2 Others Charged With Murder

    A man who allegedly fatally shot his father and his father’s girlfriend and injuring two other people has been charged with murder, officials announced Tuesday. Luke William Ferguson, 26, was also charged with two counts of attempted murder, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. In addition, Ferguson faces special enhancements of multiple murders, personal use of a firearm causing death and bodily injury and having a previous conviction of stalking. About 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 12, Ferguson allegedly […]

  • Armando Castillo is shown in a photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Oct. 16, 2017.

    Inmate Walks Away From Post While Assigned to Canyon Fire 2 in Orange

    An inmate who was assigned to work on the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County walked away from his post Sunday, corrections department officials said. Armando Castillo, 31, was working near Peters Canyon Regional Park in Orange when he was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Officials did a routine count of the inmates and realized Castillo was not accounted for, CDCR spokesman Bill Sessa told KTLA. The fire, which started Oct. 9, was contained at 65 percent contained at 9,217 […]

  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    Aliso Viejo Double Homicide Suspect Taken Into Custody in Inglewood: OCSD

    A man suspected of killing two people and injuring two others in Aliso Viejo has been taken into custody in Inglewood, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday afternoon, after a false sighting in Ventura prompted a massive police response. Sheriff’s officials announced shortly before 4 p.m. that 26-year-old Luke William Ferguson had been apprehended by the Inglewood Police Department. Investigators had sought Ferguson in connection with a double homicide that occurred in a residential neighborhood in Aliso Viejo on Thursday. He […]

  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    2 Dead, 2 Critically Injured After Shooting in Aliso Viejo Neighborhood; Shooter Remains at Large

    Two people died and two were injured after a shooting in Aliso Viejo Thursday afternoon and the gunman is still at large, authorities said. Authorities responded to a report of shots fired at about 2:45 p.m. in Ashbury Court, in the Hamptons neighborhood, Orange County sheriff’s officials said. Responded officers discovered a man and a woman shot dead. Two men in their 50s were also found critically wounded, deputies said. Authorities later identified the suspected gunman as Luke William Ferguson, 26, […]

  • A car crashed into four people in Los Alamitos on the afternoon of Oct. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vehicle Hits and Seriously Injures 4 Pedestrians in Los Alamitos Before Crashing Near Bank

    A vehicle hit and seriously injured four pedestrians in Los Alamitos before crashing near a building Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A call came in at about 2:11 p.m. about the crash near Ball Road and Bloomfield Street, and there was a total of five people injured, Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority said. The driver, a 37-year-old woman, was also injured in the collision, authorities later said. While police are investigating the crash, they said the use […]

  • The Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County is seen burning through the area on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Evacuated, 24 Structures Destroyed in O.C’s Canyon Fire 2; Over 9 Square Miles Burned as Fire Is 5 Percent Contained

    Thousands of Orange County residents have been evacuated from their homes after a wind-whipped brush fire wreaked havoc and destroyed or damaged an unknown number of houses in Anaheim Hills Monday. By 9 p.m.,  the fire had exploded in size to about 6,000 acres, or more than 9 square miles ,and officials said 24 structures were destroyed with at least another 5,000 threatened. Just after 11 p.m., fire officials said the blaze was 5 percent contained and three helicopters would be […]

  • This file photo shows AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle upper receiver parts and kits at the Crossroads of The West Gun Show in Del Mar on Dec. 12, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    California’s Largest Gun Show Scheduled to Go on in Costa Mesa Despite Criticism That It’s Too Soon After Las Vegas Shooting

    A two-day gun and Western Americana show is scheduled for the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa beginning Saturday, despite concern from some people about the event’s timing in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Crossroads of the West Gun Show — billed as the largest gun show in California — has been held annually at the fairgrounds for 35 years. But Bob Templeton, the show’s chief executive, said Thursday that he’s received about […]

  • The FivePoint Amphitheatre is seen Oct. 5, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    In Wake of Vegas Massacre, Outdoor Concert Venue in Irvine Tightens Security for Its Opening Night

    In the wake of the deadly massacre in Las Vegas, the FivePoint Amiphitheatre in Irvine — a venue for outdoor concerts — added police officers and tightened security measures for its opening night on Thursday when Young the Giant played. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on October 5, 2017.

  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with first responders in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, 2017. (Credit: CNN)

    President Trump Meets With Las Vegas Shooting Survivors, First Responders in Aftermath of Tragedy

    President Donald Trump avoided the topic of gun control while visiting Las Vegas Wednesday, just days after the deadliest shooting in modern American history. The visit, which comes hours after Trump visited Puerto Rico to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria, marks the President’s second trip to soothe national concerns in as many days. in Las Vegas, Trump met with local politicians, first responders and survivors of the shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others. Though Washington […]