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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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  • Old cars sit amidst a landscaped charred by the Thomas Fire in Ojai on Dec. 8, 2017. (Credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

    Thomas Fire Grows to 155,000 Acres, Remains 15% Contained

    This is a developing fire story. Please check back for updates. The Thomas Fire has burned 155,000 acres, or about 242 square miles, and remained 15 percent contained as it continued to burn its way up the Southern California coast for a sixth day Saturday, officials said. It remains, by far, the largest of the six massive wildfires that have charred about 175,000 acres of Southern California this week. Altogether, the large fires have destroyed some 790 structures, Cal Fire Chief Ken […]

  • The Thomas Fire burns trees on December 8, 2017 in the Los Padres National Forest. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Thomas Fire: Milder Winds Allow for Increase in Aerial Firefight; Some Evacuation Orders Lifted

    In its fifth day, the battle against the 223-square-mile Thomas Fire — which forced the evacuation of more than 87,000 people in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties — was aided by more moderate weather Friday, authorities said. The blaze first broke out late Monday in the Santa Paula area before being swept by Santa Ana winds toward the city of Ventura, and later, north toward Santa Barbara County and the coastline as well as toward the Fillmore area. On Friday, winds were […]

  • Driven by winds, the Thomas Fire sends embers all over residential neighborhoods north of Ventura. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Wind-Driven Thomas Fire Burns More Than 85 Square Miles in Ventura County, Jumps 101 Fwy; 12,000 Structures Threatened

    A destructive, wind-driven brush fire continued to rage in Ventura County Tuesday night, threatening more than 12,000 structures as it grew to 55,000 acres after jumping the heavily-traveled 101 Freeway, authorities said. The fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, increased in size to 55,00 acres — over 85 square miles — as of 6:30 p.m., according to the latest update from incident command. The massive inferno remained at 0 percent containment. Meanwhile, a curfew is scheduled to go into effect in the city […]

  • Brandon Baker, center and Prescott McKenzie, right, take cover from the flying embers during the Thomas Fire in Ventura on Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

    ‘It Was Almost Apocalyptic’: 5 Friends in Ventura Try Help Putting Out Thomas Fire That’s Burned Over 70 Square Miles

    More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fast-moving wildfires in Ventura County, California. And for a few hours late Monday night, they had help from a band of friends armed only with garden hoses. From his home in nearby Camarillo, Brylle San Juan could see the glow of the fires blazing through Ventura, which have burned more than 30,000 acres in the Southern California county. That’s when he and four of his friends decided to do something. He grew up […]

  • Teen Suspected of Hurling Cat in Viral Video Arrested on Suspicion of Animal Abuse: Ontario Police

    A juvenile accused of being the individual who appears to intentionally throw a scared cat onto an Ontario street in a disturbing video that went viral has been arrested, police announced Monday afternoon. The unidentified suspect was taken into custody in Upland. After being spotted by police, the teen tried to flee, but he was immediately tackled by officers, according to an Ontario Police Department news release. An investigation into the incident began Saturday morning when police were notified of a […]

  • Ontario Police Investigating Viral Video Showing Boy Flinging Cat Onto Street

    San Bernardino authorities are investigating a video that appears to show a boy flinging a cat high into the air before it crashes onto a nearby street after the graphic footage went viral on social media. The Ontario Police Department, which was contacted by people outraged by the video, said Saturday afternoon on Twitter that it was investigating the incident and had already located the cat and its owner. “The cat has a leg fracture but is going to be ok,” the […]

  • A person injured in a Monrovia shooting is loaded into an ambulance on Dec. 2, 2017. (Credit RMG News)

    Man Killed, 2 Injured in Old Town Monrovia Shooting; Gunman Still at Large

    A man was killed and two others were injured in a Monrovia shooting early Saturday and law enforcement is still searching for the gunman — a manhunt that set off some SWAT activity later in the day, officials said. The shooting occurred just after midnight at the Gem City Grill in the 100 block of East Olive, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Officials later said the gunman and possibly other suspects are still being […]

  • Dalen Ware is seen in a photo released by Ontario police and Julia Jacobson is seen in a photo posted to the "Justice for Julia" Facebook page.

    Suspect in Ontario Killing Helps Lead Investigators to Suspected Remains of His Ex-Wife and Her Dog

    The man suspected and arrested in the killing of his ex-wife in Ontario helped lead investigators to remains suspected to be that of her and her dog in a rural desert area of Riverside County, police said Friday. The suspected body of Julia Jacobson and her dog, Boogie, were found in an unincorporated area known as “Cactus City,” after her ex-husband helped lead detectives to the shallow grave, Ontario police said in a news release. Dalen Ware, who was arrested […]

  • A man is seen holding his infant daughter hostage in Covina on Nov. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Holding Baby Daughter Hostage During Standoff in Covina Is Fatally Shot by Police; Family Questions Use of Force

    An investigation is underway Monday following the deadly conclusion to an hourslong standoff between a man who was allegedly holding his young daughter hostage and Covina police. The nearly 7-hour-long ordeal began about 3 p.m. Sunday when the man, identified by family members as 22-year-old Daniel Navarro, was sitting in a car with his girlfriend and 7-month-old daughter in the 700 block of North Glendora Avenue. The couple apparently got into some sort of argument, prompting a response from the […]