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
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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Returning to Long Beach

    A Mexican-born Harvard University student was expected to be back in Long Beach Tuesday after being held in Mexico after making the decision to cross the border to seek treatment for his dying mother. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 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:

  • Surveillance video of a woman accused of stealing a kitten from a pet store in Mission Viejo.

    Caught on Tape: Woman Sought for Allegedly Stealing Kitten From Pet Shop

    Police were searching Tuesday for a woman suspected of stealing a kitten from a pet store in Mission Viejo. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • Mugshot of Jason Miller a mixed-martial artist nicknamed “Mayhem” who live-tweeted a standoff with deputies in Mission Viejo. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

    MMA Fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Surrenders After Live-Tweeting Standoff With OCSD

    A mixed-martial artist nicknamed “Mayhem” was arrested at his home  Thursday after apparently live-tweeted an hourslong standoff with the Sheriff’s Department that ended after a SWAT team, a bomb squad and crisis negotiators came to his Mission Viejo home on Thursday. Deputies were serving an arrest warrant for alleged stalking and domestic violence in the 26000 block of Avenida Calidad (map) about 10 a.m. when a man barricaded himself inside the home, Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. Hallock identified […]

  • Hope View Elementary School in Huntington Beach is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Demand Answers After Discovery of Asbestos at Local School

    Several meetings were held Wednesday concerning the fate of 11 schools in Huntington Beach where parents and teachers voiced their concerns over an asbestos abatement program they claimed was putting lives at risk. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Tests for asbestos showed traces of the cancer-causing fiber at Hope View Elementary School. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Huntington Beach Schools Closed, Parents Angry After Cancer-Causing Asbestos Found on Campus

    Three Huntington Beach schools were expected to be closed for the remainder of the week after officials announced late Tuesday that tests revealed an asbestos fiber had been discovered at one of the campuses. Documents showed that damaged fireproofing in ceiling tiles at Hope View Elementary School tested positive for the cancer-causing substance. The district subsequently admitted that the area should have been labeled as “restricted.” In the wake of that revelation, asbestos testing has been stepped up for nights […]