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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
  • LAPD Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Statutory Rape After Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Cadet: Chief Beck

    A 31-year-old Los Angeles police officer who has been with the department for a decade has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet who was herself arrested in connection with the theft of police vehicles, Chief Charlie Beck announced Thursday in the latest installment of a continuing scandal involving the cadet program. Officer Robert Cain was arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, also known as statutory rape. For […]

  • Woman Recovering After Being Attacked by Swarm of Bees in Huntington Beach

    A woman is recovering on Wednesday after being attacked by a swarm of bees at her friend’s home in Huntington Beach. Mary Ann Speicher, of Ontario, was visiting her 93-year-old friend, Esther, in the area of Garfield Avenue and Seapoint Street when a large swarm of bees attacked her and became tangled in her hair Saturday morning. “I felt like I was holding this big, giant buzzing helmet,” said Mary Ann Speicher. “It felt like it came over my head […]

  • 4 More Cadets Arrested in Connection With Stolen LAPD Cruisers; Cadets Made Traffic Stops: Chief Beck

    Four more cadets have been arrested in connection with the thefts of police cruisers from two LAPD stations, and some of those cadets are believed to have made traffic stops on members of the public, Chief Charlie Beck announced Tuesday. The new arrests were announced during a Police Commission meeting Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of cadets arrested to seven. The investigation comes after police learned two patrol vehicles were missing on June 14, and then officers spotted them […]

  • Woman Fatally Shot by Montebello Police; LASD Investigating

    A woman was shot and killed by the police in Montebello Saturday afternoon after allegedly driving her car at an officer, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred around 4 p.m. in the 7700 bock of Telegraph Road in a Quality Inn Suites parking lot. A young couple in their 20s where enjoying the day at the hotel pool when they began arguing, police said. “Right now we’re being told the boyfriend was flirting with another […]

  • Weekend Heat Wave Rolls Into Southern California

    Temperatures were expected to soar across Southern California over Father’s Day weekend with the heat lingering through Tuesday as temperatures in some areas surpass 100 degrees. Simone Boyce reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 17, 2017.

  • ‘Very Unhealthy’ Smog Levels Expected During SoCal Heat Wave

    Air quality officials warned Thursday of “very unhealthy” smog levels in the coming days as a heat wave envelops Southern California and primes the region for a bout of unusually high and widespread pollution. Levels of ozone — the lung-damaging gas in smog — are likely to reach “unhealthy to very unhealthy” levels in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Inland Empire and the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains, according to the South Coast Air Quality […]

  • Longtime Circle K Cashier Fatally Shot at Lake Elsinore Store

    A longtime Circle K cashier was shot and killed early Wednesday in Lake Elsinore, officials said. Officers responded to the Circle K, located in the 16300 block of Lakeshore Drive, about 5:20 a.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and found a male victim, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA. The victim, identified by family members as 49-year-old Eric Whitcomb, was shot in the street near the store, officials said. Sheriff’s officials detained a person […]

  • 84-Year-Old Woman Beaten During ‘Knock-Knock’ Burglary in Studio City; Police Investigating

    Authorities are investigating on Tuesday after an 84-year-old woman was beaten during a “knock-knock” burglary in Studio City. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 13, 2017.

  • Vigil Held in Century City for L.A. Firefighter Killed in Training Accident

    One week after he passed away from injuries suffered in a fall from a ladder during routine training in downtown Los Angeles, the loved ones and community who knew firefighter Kelly Wong held a remembrance ceremony in Century City’s Fire Station 92, where Wong was based. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 12, 2017.