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
  • Four children were critically injured when a fire broke out in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles on Jan. 16, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    4 Children Critical After Being Rescued From House Fire in South L.A.

    Four children were hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday morning after being rescued from a burning home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Firefighters found the front of the home in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue heavily involved with flames when they arrived about 10:51 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Officials said the fire ripped through the 400 square-foot bungalow at a rapid pace. Bystanders told firefighters people were trapped inside the […]

  • Congressman John Lewis chats with the audience attending Nashville Public Library Award to Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis - Literary Award on Nov. 19, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

    Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Boycott Trump’s Inauguration Friday

    More than 50 years after he was nearly beaten to death marching for civil rights in Alabama, Rep. John Lewis is again at the front lines of a pitched battle over America’s future. The congressman from Georgia is making headlines and stirring up what he likes to call “good trouble” for his vocal opposition to President-elect Donald Trump. Lewis will boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday and told NBC News last week, “I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate president.” […]

  • Folesha Parker-Iverson is shown in a photo provided to KTLA by her family's attorney.

    Uber Driver Killed, Passenger Critically Injured in 2-Car Hit-And-Run-Crash in South Los Angeles; Driver Identified

    A female Uber driver was killed in a two-car hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles that left her passenger critically injured early Saturday. Family and friends identified Folesha Parker-Iverson, 52, as the driver of a black Honda Accord involved in the crash. The fatal crash happened about 3:40 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The driver of a second vehicle — a silver Infiniti — fled the scene on […]

  • The full moon is shown on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Friday the 13th and Full Moon Fall on Same Night This Month, Raising Superstitions

    Friday, Jan. 13, is not only Friday the 13th but also a full moon — an event known as a “wolf moon” — which has put those with superstitions on high alert. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 13, 2017.

  • The headquarters of the San Diego Chargers was egged following reports that the team would move to Los Angeles. (Credit: KSWB)

    San Diego Chargers Headquarters Egged After Reports of Team Move to Los Angeles

    After ESPN reported that the San Diego Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles, a few fans gathered at Chargers Park in Murphy Canyon, where one person threw eggs at the front doors of the team headquarters on Wednesday night. The person left before police arrived on the scene and a police report was filed. Security ordered people to leave the premises. Police officers told KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego that […]

  • Dean Spanos, owner of the Chargers, looks on from the sidelines against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    Chargers Owner Dean Spanos Confirms Move to Los Angeles in Letter

    It’s official, the San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles. Team owner and Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos announced the decision in a letter that was posted to the teams Twitter account Thursday morning. “After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles,” the letter read. News of the move was first leaked Wednesday when a person with person said to have direct knowledge of the situation informed media outlets that Spanos had […]

  • Firefighters were responding to a home in Laurel Canyon for debris flow on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Part of Foundation Slides Down Hill, Home in Danger of Falling Onto Laurel Canyon Boulevard: LAFD

    After days of intermittent rain, a concrete balcony and foundation has fallen from a hillside home in the Hollywood Hills Wednesday, and a related road closure has prompted major traffic backups. Just before noon, the Los Angeles Fire Department was investigating the situation at 8189 Gould Ave., a home hanging over Laurel Canyon Boulevard, which was in turn shut down. A 9-yard-square concrete slab that formed part of the home’s foundation and its balcony slid down the hillside, and now there’s […]

  • Renderings provided by Lucas Museum of Narrative Art show the proposed museum.

    Over San Francisco, Los Angeles’ Expo Park Chosen as Home of George Lucas’ $1 Billion Museum

    The suspense has been as epic as “Star Wars,” but after months of intense speculation, George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art on Tuesday chose Los Angeles as its home over San Francisco. The filmmaker’s personal collection of fine and popular art, including ephemera related to his “Star Wars” franchise, will fill a futuristic new museum in L.A.’s Exposition Park, which beat out a competing plan on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. The rivalry had pitted two cities in the […]

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    Mother, Daughter Escape After Son Allegedly Sets Hyde Park Apartment on Fire

    A woman and her daughter escaped a house fire on Sunday morning after her son allegedly set blaze to their Hyde Park bungalow apartment, according to officials. Los Angeles firefighters and police responded to a fire in the 6100 block of 11th Avenue around 12:40 a.m. There, they found a row of bungalow style apartments on fire with one unit fully involved. Daisy Santos, a resident in the apartment, told KTLA her brother broke into the home with a gallon […]