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
  • A man is seen with authorities in this photo describing an incident aboard a Virgin America flight on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (Credit: Sam Slater)

    Incident Aboard LAX Bound Virgin America Flight Forces Unscheduled Landing in Omaha

    A Virgin America flight bound for Los Angeles out of Boston had to make an unexpected stop on Monday after it was diverted to Omaha, Nebraska. The airline didn’t confirm many details about the incident, but did issue a statement: “Virgin America flight VX363, carrying 108 passengers diverted to Omaha this morning due to a medical incident involving a guest on board. Out of respect for the privacy of the guest, we aren’t able to comment further,” the statement read. […]

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    Tourists Evacuating Hurricane-Ravaged Cabo San Lucas

    Thousands of Americans were still trying to evacuate Cabo San Lucas on Thursday, four days after Hurricane Odile slammed into the Mexican resort city. Some of those who experienced the powerful storm and its aftermath have been telling frightening stories of damage and looting. “There’s no emergency infrastructure whatsoever and thousands of people are homeless. Last night, there was rioting and looting. … People are scared.” Ryan Bilbrey, a stranded American tourist said. Others waited for hours to board Mexican military flights […]

  • Surveillance video shows Rebecca Stafford being beaten by Ian Eulian and his mother, prosecutors said.

    Surveillance Video Shown in Case of Firefighter, Mother Accused of Beating Woman

    A video shown at trial shows the brutal beating of a woman by a firefighter and his mother, prosecutors said. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

  • LAFD was scheduled to hold three events commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, including at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorialin Hollywood. (Credit: KTLA)

    9/11 Victims to Be Remembered at Events Around Southern California

    Several public ceremonies were scheduled to take place around Southern California Thursday to honor 9/11 victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Los Angeles Fire Department will hold three separate public ceremonies to honor the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives that day. The first ceremony was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 1355 North Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, according to LAFD’s website. A […]

  • Authorities arrested nine people and seized tens of millions of dollars as part of and investigation into suspected money laundering related to drug trafficking. (Credit: Department of Justice)

    Millions in Cash Found in L.A. Fashion District Takedown of Alleged Drug-Money Laundering Operations

    In an early morning raid in Los Angeles’ Fashion District, some 1,000 federal and local law enforcement officers searched dozens of locations and made arrests at various businesses Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes linked to Mexican and other international drug cartels. Los Angeles has turned into the “epicenter” of such drug money laundering operations, federal officials said in discussing what they referred to as “Operation Fashion Police.” Aerial video from Sky5 showed agents rushing into businesses across the […]

  • A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy patrol car is seen during a standoff in Lancaster on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Detained After Barricading Himself in Lancaster Home, Shooting at Sheriff’s Deputies

    A man was detained and hospitalized Tuesday after barricading himself in a Lancaster home for several hours then shooting at sheriff’s deputies before turning the gun on himself, according to officials. A deputy was serving an eviction notice at the home in the 44300 block of Fourth Street East (map) at about 10 a.m. when a man answered the door and pointed a rifle at the deputy, according to Deputy Patrick Griffin of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Donald Haynes, 50, then went […]

  • San Bernardino police Officer Gabriel Garcia was gravely wounded on Aug. 22, 2014. His photo was provided by the Police Department.

    San Bernardino Police Officer Shot in Head Is Recovering, Has ‘Exceptional Will to Survive’

    The San Bernardino police officer who was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire on him and a rookie officer has been taken out of a medically induced coma and is breathing on his own, authorities said Monday. Details about Officer Gabriel Garcia’s condition were kept to a minimum at a news conference at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. But his father, a captain in the same Police Department, said family visits at the hospital had been […]

  • The Thousand Oaks cobra is moved to a temporary new home at the Los Angeles zoo. (Credit: KTLA)

    White Cobra Captured in Thousand Oaks Quarantined at L.A. Zoo

    A venomous white cobra that eluded capture for four days as it wandered through a Thousand Oaks neighborhood remained quarantined Friday at the Los Angeles Zoo and appeared to be “nervous,” officials said. The cobra was found Thursday hiding beneath a stack of wood in the semi-rural yard where it was first spotted. It was then transported to the zoo, where it is receiving care. “This is not a domesticated species,” said Ian Recchio, curator of reptile and amphibians at […]

  • A picture of the cobra shortly before it was caught in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Potentially Deadly Cobra Caught After Several Days on the Loose in Thousand Oaks

    A possibly venomous snake that has been on the loose after reportedly biting a dog in Thousand Oaks was finally caught on Thursday. Until its capture, the albino monocled cobra had eluded officials since it was last sighted in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane (map) earlier this week, according to officials with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. Monocled cobras are considered “venomous and very dangerous,” according to officials. Its venom can cause paralysis and stop people […]