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
  • Raven Campbell is shown in a photo displayed at a family vigil on July 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Roommate Arrested 7 Months After Woman’s Body Found Sealed in Lomita-Area Apartment Wall

    The roommate of a woman who went missing in 2009 was arrested this week on suspicion of killing her, about seven months after the victim’s body was found sealed into the wall of a Lomita-area apartment. Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested in the killing of Raven Joy Campbell, who died of blunt-force trauma to the head, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. Steve Jauch said at a Friday afternoon news conference.  Campbell disappeared in 2009, when she was 31. Her body was […]

  • A Marinello Schools of Beauty location is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Marinello Beauty Schools Announce Closure of All 56 U.S. Campuses; 4,300 Students Displaced

    The Marinello Schools of Beauty on Thursday announced the permanent closure of its 56 campuses nationwide, including 18 in Southern California, days after the U.S. Department of Education moved to cut federal funding to almost two dozen of the company’s locations. The for-profit school’s campuses will close Thursday in California, Nevada and Utah, and its sites in Kansas and Nevada will shut down on Friday, the business said in a news release. “Our priority now is to provide the best […]

  • The search is on for the winner of a $63 million SuperLotto Plus drawing. (Credit: KTLA)

    Time Running Out for Chatsworth SuperLotto Plus Winner to Claim $63 Million Prize

    Time was running out for a SuperLotto Plus winner to claim a prize of more than $60 million. Chris Wolfe reports from Chatsworth for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

  • A poster displayed at a Jan. 29, 2016, news conference reflected the search for 2 missing inmates. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Escapee Surrenders, Investigators Think 2 Missing Inmates Could Be in San Jose or Fresno

    One of the three inmates who had escaped from the Orange County Men’s Central Jail was taken into custody after turning himself in on Friday, and the search for the two other missing men turned to Northern and possibly Central California. Bac Duong, 43, was back in custody one week after he and two other inmates, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, broke out of the facility, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna first confirmed to KTLA. Orange County […]

  • The Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles was closed on Jan. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crumbling 6th Street Bridge Closed Ahead of Upcoming Demolition

    The crumbling Sixth Street Viaduct in downtown Los Angeles was closed Wednesday morning as engineers made preparations for the demolition of a portion of the iconic bridge. Major demolition work was set to begin next week, which will also require a 40-hour closure of the 101 Freeway scheduled to being 10 p.m. on Feb. 5, the Los Angeles Times reported. The freeway will be closed from the 10 Freeway near Union Station to the 5 Freeway interchange south of downtown during the demolition, the […]

  • A woman was punched and forced to open a safe during a home invasion robbery in San Marino on Jan. 26, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Punched, Dragged by Her Hair and Forced to Open Safe in San Marino Home Invasion Robbery

    A San Marino woman was punched, dragged by her hair and forced to open a safe during a home invasion robbery in San Marino Tuesday morning, police said. Authorities received a 911 call reporting a robbery in the 1800 block of Sharon Place (map) at about 1:10 a.m., the San Marino Police Department stated in a news release. The victim told police she was sleeping in a spare bedroom when she heard a noise coming from the living room. She walked into the […]

  • A traveller looks at the flight status board for arrivals and departures, at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, DC, on Jan. 22. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blizzard Is Over on East Coast, But Monday Travel Could be Daunting

    Latest developments: Millions were making their way back to work Monday after a weekend snowstorm that socked the Northeast. Here’s what you need to know: • Washington’s mayor tells residents it will be days before snow removal is over. • At least 26 people were reported dead as a result of the storm. • Pooling water from melting snow could refreeze, complicating morning commutes in Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. • All three major New York-area airports were open, but […]

  • A delivery driver apparently pumped the wrong types of fuel into the tanks at the Anthem Oil station in Ontario. (Credit: KTLA)

    Delivery Driver Allegedly Mixed Up Diesel and Unleaded Fuel at Gas Station in Ontario

    A delivery driver apparently pumped the wrong types of fuel into the tanks at the Anthem Oil station in Ontario. The station manager blamed the mix-up on the supplier, Supreme Oil based in San Diego. Anthem Oil believes about 30 customers have been affected. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.  

  • Liam, a Siberian Husky whose ownership was apparently in dispute, is seen at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona on Jan. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ontario Family Claims Ownership of ‘Lost’ Dog From Arkansas Found in Inland Empire

    After an Arkansas man said that a Siberian husky found recently in the Inland Empire belonged to him, an Ontario insisted they had purchased the dog from the man in a Craigslist transaction and had the paperwork to prove it. Chris Wolfe reports from Pomona for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2016.