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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
  • Man Poses as DWP Worker to Allegedly Burglarize Studio City Home

    A man allegedly posed as a DWP worker to burglarize a home in Studio City, surveillance video showed. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 15, 2017.

  • Family Members of Downey Homicide Victim Remain Frustrated 2 Years After Crime

    Family members of a 28-year-old Downey homicide victim remain frustrated that the crime against their loved one remains unsolved two years later. Despite knowing the identify of the man who allegedly killed Andrew Martin Rosales, police have not made an arrest. “Do you know how painful that is? I don’t wish this on nobody,” the victim’s mother, Lisa Rosales, told KTLA on Monday. On the second anniversary of her son’s death, Rosales, of Long Beach, caressed his ashes and explained, […]

  • Documented Gang Member, 2 Others Arrested in Fatal Shooting of 12-Year-Old Girl in Victorville

    An ongoing feud between two families led to the shooting that killed 12-year-old Makiya Walls in Victorville Wednesday night, officials said Friday in announcing the arrest of a documented gang member and two associates. The girl’s mother has also been arrested after allegedly making threats following her daughter’s death, authorities said. Walls was inside her mother’s home in the 17000 block of Monaco Drive when witnesses say a man walked up to the house holding a shotgun and opened fire […]

  • A bomb shelter at Atlas Survival Shelters in Montebello is seen in this image on August 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bomb Shelter Supplier in Montebello Says It Has Seen Sales Spike

    Amid the United States’ rising tensions with North Korea, Atlas Survival Shelters in Montebello says there has been an increase in sales of its bomb shelters, which are equipped with beds, kitchen appliances and other home furnishings. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on August 10, 2017.  

  • Jarrod Samra, 23, is seen in a photo released by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office on August 7, 2017.

    Former Fire Explorer Accused of Arson in 8 San Bernardino County Fires, Including 1 That Seriously Injured Firefighter

    A Yucaipa man was charged with nine felony counts of arson on Monday in connection with at least eight fires spanning over 900 acres — including one that seriously injured a firefighter, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Jarrod Samra, 23, was charged with one count of arson causing great bodily injury and eight counts of arson of a structure of a forest in connection with the fires, the DA’s office said. Samra was formerly a member […]

  • Victims, Possible DUI Driver ID’d in Crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana That Killed 4

    Officials identified the three family members and a good Samaritan who were on the side of the 10 Freeway in Fontana with a broken-down car when they were killed on Friday. Two of the deceased were step-siblings Ailyan Miguel and Isaac Briseño, both 12, according to the California Highway Patrol. Their grandmother, 58-year-old Maria Luisa Rodriguez, was standing outside the family’s overheated Honda with the children at the time of the crash and was also killed. The children’s mother, Maria […]

  • Homicide Suspect Shot by Police in Santa Monica

    Parts of Main Street in Santa Monica were closed Friday evening as officers were investigating a shooting involving police. The man had been involved in a shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of Main Street, causing the street to be shut down from Hollister Avenue — where Urth Caffé sits — to Third Street, two blocks east, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. After numerous witnesses reported to incident to police, officers found a man matching the suspect […]

  • Firefighters battle a blaze in Arcadia on Aug. 3, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Displaced After Fire Tears Through Arcadia Apartment Building

    Dozens of residents were displaced after a fire tore through an apartment complex in Arcadia Thursday morning. The fire was reported about 6:12 a.m. at the apartment building in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue, a spokesman for the Verdugo Fire Communications Center said. Smoke was showing from the structure when Arcadia Fire Department firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire appeared to initially be burning in the attic of the structure, according to the spokesman. The fire spread to […]

  • A Carl's Jr. in Riverside is seen following an armed robbery. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Suspected in Riverside Carl’s Jr. Robbery, Pursuit Possibly Linked to O.C. Fast Food Robberies

    Authorities are trying to determine if a suspected armed robber who led Riverside police on a short pursuit before crashing and sparking a brush fire Thursday evening is also the person responsible for a series of recent fast food robberies in Orange County. Police received a call about 4:30 p.m. reporting an armed robbery at the Carl’s Jr. located at 10010 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside Police Department public information Officer Ryan Railsback said. Officers spotted a car believed to have been […]