Chris Wolfe
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Chris Wolfe arrived at KTLA in 2006 and continues to report on all shifts, covering news anytime between 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chris started watching newsmagazines such as "60 Minutes" and "20/20" at a very young age, and became hooked on TV news.

Before KTLA, his career path has taken him to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Fort Myers, Fla., and Atlanta. Chris has worked as a travel correspondent, weather anchor, news anchor, news writer and reporter at several stations and TV networks, including The Weather Channel and CNN, where he covered Hurricane Katrina.

Chris, like many Southern Californians, is a transplant. He grew up in the northeastern part of the country, but spent years abroad. His father, a former financial manager for General Electric, took the family to Singapore from 1978 to 1981. Chris attended an American school on the Southeast Asian island and says the experience was one of the most rewarding in his life. The overseas job allowed the Wolfe family to travel around the world every summer during trips back to the U.S. to visit family and friends.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University and then embarked on his career. He loves Southern California and intends to stay here for years to come.


Recent Articles
  • Erin Corwin is seen in a photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

    Former Neighbor Arrested After Body of Marine’s Pregnant Wife Found in Mine Shaft

    A man who was believed to have had an affair with the pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been arrested in Alaska following the discovery of her body in a 140-foot mine shaft some seven weeks after she disappeared, authorities said Monday. Christopher Lee was taken into custody about 10 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of the murder of Erin Corwin, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said at a news conference. Corwin was 19 years old and about three months […]

  • A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy was critically injured during an attack at Lakewood Center Mall on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    ‘Absolutely Violent Attack’ at Lakewood Mall Leaves Deputy With ‘Life-Changing’ Injuries

    A deputy suffered injuries that were described as “life changing” after being violently attacked on Friday night during a domestic disturbance call at the Lakewood Center Mall, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident began when deputies responded to a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend around 8 p.m. at 500 Lakewood Center Mall (map), according to the department. Deputies were able to separate the pair and took them outside the mall. At some point, however, […]

  • A composite image was released of a man suspected of impersonating a police officer and stealing from someone after conducting a traffic stop. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Sketch Released of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Man Suspected of Theft While Impersonating Police Officer

    The public’s help was being sought on Friday in locating a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer, conducted a traffic stop in San Clemente and then stole personal property from the vehicle, authorities said. The 32-year-old victim was driving on the 5 Freeway Thursday night when he saw police lights flashing behind his vehicle. He exited the freeway and stopped at a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot in the 2900 block of South El Camino Real, where he was ordered out […]

  • A person is seen walking in the Skid Row area in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Outreach Program Aims to Help LA’s Homeless, Clean Up Skid Row

    A new outreach program aimed at helping the homeless in Los Angeles and cleaning up skid row was underway on Wednesday. Chris Wolfe reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 13, 2014.  

  • An investigation was underway after a deputy-involved shooting that left an alleged gunman dead and a deputy injured. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Gunman Shot, Killed After Shooting Deputy in Walnut Park: Sheriff’s Dept.

    An alleged gunman was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after he opened fire and injured a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy in Walnut Park Saturday morning, officials at the scene said. The incident began when a Transit Services Bureau deputy made contact with a pedestrian, who then pulled out a gun and shot the official around 4 a.m., according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. The deputy returned fire, but it was not known if he struck the gunman, […]

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    USC Announces New Safety Measures After Fatal Beating of Grad Student

    Two weeks after a Chinese graduate student was beaten to death just blocks from campus, officials at the University of Southern California announced on Friday that they were preparing to implement a number of new security measures to increase safety in the University Park area. Xinran Ji, 24, was killed in the early morning hours of July 24 in a violent attempted robbery, authorities said. He had been walking home to his off-campus apartment when he was attacked near the […]

  • This photo shows a great white shark spotted off Laguna Beach on Aug. 6, 2014, according to sportfishing Capt. Larry Hartmann. (Credit: Larry Hartmann)

    Great White Shark Caught on Video Off Laguna Beach, Sportfishing Captain Says

    A sportfishing boat captain reported spotting what he said was a great white shark off Laguna Beach Wednesday afternoon, and he captured video of the encounter. The 10-to-12-foot creature was seen around 1:30 p.m. aboard the Ocean Explorer, according to Capt. Larry Hartmann. He estimated the animal was 1,500 pounds. Hartmann said he’d never seen anything like it before. “I’ve been on the water since I’ve been 11 years old,” Hartmann said. “I’ve seen great whites, but never one that […]

  • New Internet Challenge Encourages Players to Set Themselves on Fire

    A frightening new challenge being fueled by the internet encourages players to set themselves on fire. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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    California Officials Boost Penalties for Wasting Water During Drought

    New restrictions on water usage would result in increased fines for homeowners. Chris Wolfe reports from La Puente for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, July 14, 2014.