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
  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Family of Ex-LAPD Officer Charged With Murder Helped Him Move From Home to Home While on the Run: FBI

    An ex-LAPD officer now in custody accused of murder in a fatal shooting outside a Pomona nightclub was moved from home to home by his extended family in Mexico while he was on the run, FBI officials said Wednesday. Henry Solis, 27, grew a beard, stayed indoors and avoided using cellphones or social media during the weeks he remained a fugitive, an FBI special agent said at a news conference. “He was lying pretty low,” Special Agent Scott Garriola said. Mexican […]

  • A sea lion with an apparent stab wound is pictured on May 23, 2015. (Credit: Tony Raimondo)

    Searchers Locate, Rescue Sea Lion Apparently Stabbed With ‘Homemade Harpoon’ in Oxnard

    Searchers were finally able to locate and capture an injured sea lion on Tuesday, who was being sought after a photograph surfaced showing the animal had been stabbed with a metal rod in Oxnard. In the image, a sea lion can be seen resting on a dock at Oxnard’s Peninsula Yacht Marina (map) with a large gash spanning much of its body vertically, and a rod appearing to stick out from its gut. “It indicates that somebody must have deliberately […]

  • A man dubbed the "Band Aid Bandit" is seen in a surveillance image released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    $10,000 Reward Offered in Search for L.A. County Serial Robber Dubbed the ‘Band Aid Bandit’

    Authorities announced a $10,000 reward and released surveillance video Thursday as they asked the public for help in their search for a man they believe is responsible for at least eleven armed robberies throughout various cities in Southeast Los Angeles County. The man dubbed the “Band Aid Bandit” has “terrorized the employees of various cell phone stores, banks and jewelry stores in cities such as Norwalk, Paramount, Hawaiian Gardens, Bellflower, Lakewood, Bell Gardens, and Long Beach,” Lt. Martin Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Department’s Major […]

  • Oil darkens the waters off Refugio State Beach after a spill on May 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Up to 105,000-Gallon Crude Oil Spill Prompts State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County

    A cleanup effort was underway Wednesday at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, where an oil spill from a nearby pipeline left the sand polluted and created two separate slicks stretching across 9 miles of the Pacific Ocean and totaling up to a “worst-case scenario” of up to 105,000 gallons. The leak, located along an underground pipe that is part of a larger oil transportation network, was stopped Tuesday afternoon after crude oil poured onto the surrounding ground, down a canyon, […]

  • In a photo he posted to Facebook on March 20, 2015, Dean Potter wrote: "Whisper and I geared up for her very first wingsuit BASE-jump." He died in Yosemite Valley on May 16, 2015.

    Rock Climbing Visionary Dean Potter, Fellow Climber Graham Hunt Killed in Yosemite BASE Jump

    Extreme sports legend Dean Potter is one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite National Park after attempting an aerial descent from Taft Point, authorities said. The two men’s bodies were located during a helicopter search around noon Sunday, said Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the park. Potter, 43, and Graham Hunt, 29, were reported missing late Saturday by friends, Gediman said. The two had jumped from Taft Point, a scenic overhang, into Yosemite Valley, a descent of roughly […]

  • Maria Chavez provided this photo of her macaw and pit bull after the bird was taken from her East L.A. home on May 14, 2015.

    $1,000 Reward Offered for Return of Macaw Stolen From East L.A. Home

    An East Los Angeles woman offered a $1,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her 28-year-old macaw after she says he was taken, possibly by the same thieves accused of snatching five other exotic birds in Long Beach weeks prior. Maria Chavez says her miligold macaw, named “Mickey,” was stolen from her home’s yard – located in the 4600 block of Michigan Avenue (map) – Thursday morning. “They took my baby,” she said, appearing to fight back tears. “People […]

  • USC graduates march amid the rain drops on May 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rain Dampens Graduation Ceremonies Around SoCal

    Rainy weather dampened a few graduation ceremonies scheduled to take place around Southern California Friday. Chris Wolfe reports from Exposition for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 15, 2015.

  • Cecil Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, were last seen leaving the Valley View Casino in Valley Center on Mother's Day. (Credit: DMV)

    OC Couple Vanishes After Leaving Casino on Mother’s Day; Foul Play Feared

    Family members and sheriff’s investigators were searching Monday for a couple who were last seen at the Valley View Casino & Hotel in Valley Center in northern San Diego County on Mother’s Day. Surveillance video showed Cecil “Paul” Knutson, 79, picking up his wife Dianna Bedwell, 68, at the front of the casino around 2 p.m. on Sunday. Knutson and Bedwell were expected at their son’s home, located about two hours away in La Quinta in Riverside County, for Mother’s […]

  • A tornado ripped through Cisco, Texas on May 9, 2015. (Credit:  Brian Khoury via CNN)

    1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Tornadoes Touch Down in Texas

    Tornadoes. Large hail. Violent wind gusts. A large swath of the central United States braced for all three Saturday as meteorologists predicted the type of weather that can wreak havoc or, as was the case in Texas on Saturday, even be deadly. A tornado that struck Eastland County, west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, killed one person and injured another critically, according to Walter Fairbanks, chief of the Cisco Fire Department. That tornado — the first of three confirmed in […]