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
  • Writer-director-producer-actress Angelina Jolie Pitt and actor-producer Brad Pitt arrive for the opening night gala premiere of Universal Pictures' "By the Sea" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 5, 2015. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

    One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, two years and one month after they married in August 2014. Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children and asking the court to grant Pitt visitation. She is also asking to keep “miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects” as well as any earnings from after the […]

  • A hit-and-run driver fatally struck a person in a wheelchair in Pomona on Sept. 18, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man in Wheelchair Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Pomona

    An Ontario man was arrested late Monday afternoon in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in a wheelchair in Pomona late Sunday night, police said. Officers responded to the 900 block of West Holt Avenue following a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in a wheelchair at about 11:12 p.m., according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department. The victim, 49-year-old Charles Atterberry, was pronounced dead at the scene, the police department sated. Although authorities had […]

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    Friends, Prison Workers, Ex-Inmates Detail What O.J. Simpson’s Life is Like Behind Bars

    Prisoner 1027820 is treated in many ways like any other inmate at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada: He gets the same standard issue blue uniform. He shares a bunk, toilet and sink with a cellmate. He rises around 6:30 a.m., eats an early breakfast — he likes cold cereal, with a muffin and fruit — then heads to his work shift. He toils in the prison gym, cleaning equipment and mopping floors, four days a week. Like many older […]

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    Advocates Meet on Old Pasadena Bridge to Speak About Veterans’ High Suicide Rate

    Military veterans and their supporters kicked off a campaign Wednesday to spark discourse about suicide among service-members, something they consider an epidemic across the country. They stood along and camped out on the Old Pasadena Bridge, around the clock, for three straight days. The bridge, colloquially known as “suicide bridge,” has become a frequent location where people, including veterans, choose to end their lives. According to military statistics, 22 veterans commit suicide every day across the United States. Service members who spoke with KTLA said the transition from the […]

  • LAPD investigators were at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in South Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Female Pedestrian Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought: Police

    A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a South Los Angeles street Wednesday morning, police said. The fatal collision occurred around 5:30 a.m. near West 80th Street and South Western Avenue, in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South L.A. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado. Police described her as a Hispanic woman in her 60s. Authorities said she was struck while crossing Western Avenue, […]

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    Los Angeles Rams Reignite Rivalry With San Francisco 49ers in First Game of Season

    The Los Angeles Rams traveled to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara Monday to kick off their season with an opener against longtime rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. Chris Wolfe reports from West Covina for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 12, 2016.

  • Authorities respond to a homicide investigation at an apartment complex in West Covina on Sept. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead in West Covina Apartment; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman found in a West Covina apartment, officials said Monday. The woman in her 20s was found unconscious in an apartment in the 3400 block of Sentous Avenue about 2:30 a.m. and was eventually pronounced dead at the scene. “Due to her young age, we’re here just to investigate to make sure that we preserve any evidence in case, later on, it is determined by the […]

  • A benefit was held on in Santa Clarita Sept. 10, 2016 to help firefighters who battled the Sand Fire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Clarita Community Hosts Benefit Barbecue to Help 4 Firefighters Who Lost Homes in Sand Fire

    A benefit barbecue to help four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire was held in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 10, 2016.

  • Cellphone video taken on Sept. 7, 2016 appears to show a Moreno Valley cop asleep in his car.

    Cellphone Video Appears to Show Moreno Valley Officer Asleep in Patrol Cruiser, Sparks Internal Investigation

    A passerby shot cellphone video this week that appears to show a Moreno Valley police officer asleep behind the wheel of his patrol cruiser, sparking an internal investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. A man who did not want to be identified said he shot the video on Wednesday morning after returning home from running errands with his son. He had previously spotted the patrol car parked near his home and it was still there when he returned. He said he decided […]