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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
  • Luis Quintanar, seen in a picture provided by his mother, was shot and killed in a church parking lot in Riverside on Aug. 28, 2016.

    Man Shot, Killed in Parking Lot of Riverside Church Recently Turned 18

    A man who had recently celebrated his 18th birthday was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Riverside church early Sunday, police said. The shooting was reported in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue about 1:15 a.m. A preliminary investigation determined that the victim was walking with two friends in the parking lot Central Community Christian Church when they were confronted by the suspect, Riverside Police Department officials said in a news release. A fight broke out and the shooter pulled out a […]

  • Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    34-Hour ‘Rose Jam’ Closure of Eastbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena Begins Saturday

    A 34-hour closure of the eastbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena is slated to begin Saturday night and continue through the weekend. The closure, dubbed “Rose Jam,” was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and continue until 5 a.m. Monday, according to a Caltrans notice. Construction activity will require the closure of the eastbound lanes from Mountain Street to Lake Avenue. The eastbound 210 connector to the westbound 134 Freeway will also be closed for the weekend, according to the […]

  • A window at a home where a police standoff took place on Aug. 26, 2016, was broken. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Kidnapped From San Bernardino Home, Taken to Bank to Withdraw Money; 3 in Custody: Police

    Three people were taken into custody in San Bernardino Friday after an incident that began when a man was kidnapped and taken to a local bank to withdraw money, police said. The man was abducted from his residence in the 100 block of Giovanola Avenue by two people, according to Officer Eileen Hards of the San Bernardino Police Department. They took him to a local bank to withdraw money, but stayed outside while he went in, Hards said. The victim was able […]

  • A DJ plays music at the Los Angeles Wine and Food Festival in Downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Returns to The City

    The sixth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is set to feature three-nights and four-days of tastings, dinners, seminars, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and special events, showcasing the finest in food and drink culture. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 25, 2016.

  • Community members were angered when "no-trespassing" signs were placed on a section of the oceanfront in Redondo Beach on Aug. 24, 2016.

    Community Outraged as Public Section of Redondo Beach Oceanfront Is Claimed as Private

    Community members voiced concerns and frustrations Wednesday as “no-trespassing” signs were posted at a section of the oceanfront in Redondo Beach near the Crystal Cove on the Beach Apartments. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 from Redondo Beach on Aug. 24, 2016.

  • Rescuers responded to the scene of a violent head-on collision on La Tuna Canyon Road in Shadow Hills on Aug. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead, 4 Critical After Violent Head-on Collision in Shadow Hills

    Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a violent head-on collision Friday afternoon in Shadow Hills, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. in the 9200 block of West La Tuna Canyon Road. Rescuers had to pry away the mangled wreckage of the two vehicles to reach the injured victims, according to LAFD Battalion Chief Jaime Moore. “They had to cut the posts, they had to peel the roofs […]

  • A pickup truck is seen after it struck four men in MacArthur Park Aug. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Men Struck by Pickup Truck Driver Fleeing Parking Officer in MacArthur Park: LAPD

    Four men sitting under a tree were injured when the driver of a pickup truck tried to flee a parking enforcement officer and backed into a grassy area in MacArthur Park Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles authorities said. The crash was reported around 12:40 p.m. at the park, which is located in the 690 block of South Park View Street in the Westlake neighborhood. The four men, between ages 24 and 35, were in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. […]

  • A plane drops fire retardant on the Pilot Fire on Aug. 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pilot Fire Scorches 12 Square Miles; Area Schools Close Amid Air Quality Concerns

    Firefighters continued to battle the Pilot Fire near Silverwood Lake Tuesday as three nearby school districts canceled classes due to air quality concerns. Heavy smoke was being pushed by winds from the fire into Apple Valley and Hesperia, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. The Apple Valley, Hesperia and Silver Valley school district websites announced that all schools were closed Aug. 9 because of the wildfire burning nearby. “Due to the expected poor air quality and smoke caused by the nearby Pilot […]

  • The Pilot Fire had scorched an estimated 6,300 acres by Aug. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pilot Fire Evacuations Affect Some 5,200 Homes in San Bernardino Mountains, Hesperia

    A 6,300-acre wildfire burning east of Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains prompted new evacuations affecting more than 5,000 homes Monday. The Pilot Fire started about 12:10 p.m. Sunday near the Miller Canyon OHV area off Highway 138, in the San Bernardino National Forest, according to the federal InciWeb page for the fire. The location is about 15 miles east of the Cajon Pass. Fueled by dry brush and timber, the fire rapidly spread to 1,000 acres within hours. By Sunday night, […]