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
  • Rain and win hit Los Angeles and Ventura counties on April 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wind, Rain Hit Los Angeles, Ventura Counties

    High winds and rain hit Los Angeles and Ventura counties Saturday afternoon. Chris Wolfe reports from Palmdale for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

  • Protesters clash with police during a march in honor of Freddie Gray on April 25, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side on April 12. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Protests Over Freddie Gray’s Death Nearly Trap Fans in Baltimore Ballpark; 12 Arrested

    Protesters angry over the death of Freddie Gray got into physical altercations with police Saturday night in downtown Baltimore near the city’s famed baseball stadium. Some of the hundreds who confronted lines of police officers got into shoving matches with helmeted cops while other demonstrators threw objects. At least five police cars were damaged by people who smashed windows and jumped on them. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was profoundly disappointed by the violence, adding that 95 percent of the […]

  • Turkish and Armenian demonstrators are seen near the Turkish Consulate in Mid-Wilshire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Turkish Demonstrators Asked to Leave Consulate Amid Armenian Genocide March

    A group of Turkish demonstrators were asked to leave the Turkish Consulate in the Mid-Wilshire area after marchers commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide converged on the building Friday. Video showed demonstrators representing both groups gesturing toward each other from behind barricades that were being guarded by Los Angeles police officers. “They’re throwing eggs and bottles at us,” said Kutsal Kocer, who was standing with the Turkish demonstrators. Kocer told KTLA she and the other Turkish demonstrators were […]

  • A family photo shows Levette and Daniel Crespo, who died Sept. 30, 2014, after she shot him multiple times, according to investigators.

    Lyvette Crespo Indicted on Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Killing of Husband, Bell Gardens Mayor

    The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Lyvette Crespo, 43, entered a not guilty plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom after the indictment was unsealed. Her bail was set at $150,000. She fatally shot her husband at their home on Sept. 30, 2014, amid an argument over his infidelity in which their 19-year-old son tried to […]

  • Michael Hanline speaks to reporters after a murder charge against him was dismissed in Ventura on April 22, 2015. His wife, Sandee Hanline, is at left, and Justin Brooks, director of the California Innocence Project, is at right.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Charges Dismissed Against California’s Longest Serving Wrongfully Accused Inmate

    Michael Ray Hanline, a former inmate who spent 36 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, is now 100% free. A judge on Wednesday dismissed charges against Hanline after the Ventura County district attorney’s office decided to drop murder charges against him, citing a lack of evidence to continue the case. “He is finally free,” said Justin Brooks, Hanline’s attorney and director of the California Innocence Project. Hanline was freed from prison Nov. 24 after a judge overturned […]

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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Released at Anaheim Fan Convention

    Hundreds of Star Wars fans headed to the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday for the start of a three day Star Wars Celebration. Those in attendance were also treated to the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, […]

  • Kevin Rojano-Nieto is seen in a booking photo.

    O.C. District Attorney to Appeal Child Molester’s Reduced Sentence

    The Orange County district attorney plans to appeal the reduced sentence handed down by a superior court judge to a convicted child molester. Chris Wolfe reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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    Residents at Community Meeting Oppose Plan to Bringing Zip Lining to Runyon Canyon

    A proposal to install a nearly 3,000 foot zip line in Runyon Canyon was met with opposition from most residents attending a community meeting Wednesday night. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, April, 15, 2015, More video:

  • A high-speed pursuit ended in a head-on crash in Pasadena on Friday, April 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Speed Pursuit Ends in Violent Head-on Collision on Pasadena Bridge

    A high-speed pursuit in Pasadena ended in a head-on collision on the Colorado Street Bridge on Friday night. The chase began after witnesses began calling 911 around 8 p.m. reporting the driver of a Toyota Corolla swerving wildly in the Pasadena area, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pursuit ended when the driver failed to negotiate a curve leading to the Colorado Street Bridge and slammed head-on into a Nissan Maxima carrying two adults and a little girl, the […]