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.


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    City Leaders, Activists Call for an End to ‘Hate Speech’ at L.A. City Hall

    City leaders and community activists called on the Los Angeles County District Attorney`s Office to take legal action against individuals who use public meeting as a platform to “spew hate against women, against gays and against minorities.” Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, May 23, 2016.

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    Photos Show Misspelling on Ontario High School Diploma Covers

    A school district official said Friday that a “printing error” was to blame for a typo that made its way onto this year’s Ontario High School diploma covers. “The misspelling was a printing error made by the grad products company,” Chaffey Joint Union High School District Superintendent Mathew Holton wrote in an emailed statement to KTLA. The district’s response came after social media users posted photos showing the typo — school was spelled “shcool” — on the diploma covers. Ontario […]

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    Motorcyclist Shot, Killed in Wilmington; Gunman Sought

    Police asked the public for help Monday in their search for a gunman who fatally shot a motorcyclist in Wilmington the night before. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of West D Street and Gulf Avenue, said Sgt. Pinel with the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding officers found the motorcyclist, later identified by the Police Department as 34-year-old Julio Cesar Pena, down in the street with multiple gunshot wounds, Pinel said. Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced Pena dead at […]

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    Voter Registration Deadline for California Primary Nears

    California voters have until Monday, May 23 to register for the upcoming June primary. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 18, 2016. Click here for more registration information. 

  • Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a press conference on Feb. 4, 2016. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Police Union Sues LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Over Alleged ‘Corrupting Influence’ in Discipline Process

    The Los Angeles Police Protective League has filed a federal lawsuit against Police Chief Charlie Beck, who they allege has manipulated LAPD’s officer-discipline process. The police union asserts that Beck has “exerted improper influence” on police members of the department’s Board of Rights, a three-person panel that decides disciplinary cases for officers, who usually face termination or lengthy suspensions. Two command staff members and an independent civilian member are on the board, which the union says should be performing “its […]

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    LAUSD Reaches $88 Million Settlement in Sex Misconduct Cases at 2 Campuses

    The Los Angeles school district will pay $88 million to settle sexual abuse cases at two elementary schools where complaints about the teachers behavior had surfaced long before their arrest, officials confirmed Monday. The settlement with 30 children and their families, finalized over the weekend, is the second largest in district history, and brings a dark chapter to an apparent close. The cases at De La Torre Elementary in Wilmington and Telfair Avenue Elementary in Pacoima, emerged in the aftermath […]

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    Four SoCal Police Officers Receive Medal of Valor at White House Ceremony

    Four Los Angeles-area police officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Barack Obama at a ceremony Monday morning in Washington, the White House announced. The four officers honored are: Officers Jason Salas and Robert Sparks, of the Santa Monica Police Department; Captain Raymond Bottenfield of the Santa Monica College Police Department; and Officer Donald Thompson of the Los Angeles Police Department. Salas, Sparks and Bottenfield received the medal for their actions in the 2013 deadly shooting rampage that ended on […]

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    Sinead O’Connor Found Safe, Taken to Chicago Area Hospital: Sources

    Singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor was found safe after being reported missing in Chicago’s northern suburbs earlier Monday. Sources tell KTLA sister station WGN in Chicago that she was located at a nearby hotel, and has been taken to a local hospital. O’Connor, who is most popular for the 1990 release, “Nothing Compares 2 U” that was written by Prince, went out on a bicycle ride at about 6 a.m. in Wilmette  Sunday and had not been seen since. What she was doing in Wilmette is still […]

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    Passengers Face Long Wait, ‘Insane’ TSA Airport Security Lines

    Get to the airport early and prepare to wait. Facing hours-long Transportation Security Administration checkpoint lines at U.S. airports this week, travelers are snapping pictures and uploading videos to document the mess. “Never seen a security line this long at LaGuardia – what’s going on @united and @NY_NJairports ?? #hatethewait,” tweeted @LisaAkey on Friday morning. Kym Jones waited in line for two hours Friday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. “This line starts at the sliding departure doors by check in, […]