• Follow me on:

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 watches a television news showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul on May 24, 2018. (Credit: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Cancels June 12 Summit With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

    President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning, scrapping plans for what would have been a historic diplomatic summit. He said during an appearance from the Roosevelt Room the decision amounted to a “tremendous setback” and warned North Korea that the US military is ready to act should Pyongyang take any “foolish and reckless” action. “Our military, which is by far the […]

  • A man wanted in connection with grand thefts from Target stores in Southern California is shown in side-by-side photos released by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 21, 2018.

    Police Seek to ID Man Who’s Stolen $25K Worth of Home Electronics From More Than 30 Target Stores Across SoCal

    Police are hoping to identify a man caught on surveillance video committing theft at more than 30 Target stores throughout three Southern California counties, authorities said Monday. The man is accused of stealing approximately $25,000 worth of merchandise in the form of Dyson and iRobot vacuums and Nest products such as thermostats and smoke detectors, according to Detective Joseph Hampton with the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s targeted locations in Ventura, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, Hampton said. In one surveillance […]

  • An investigator looks through the scene in South L.A. where a 3-year-old child was struck by a vehicle on May 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in South L.A.; Driver in Custody

    A driver has been taken into custody after allegedly hitting and killing a 3-year-old boy in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Sunday, officials said. The child was struck in an area near West 92nd and South Figueroa streets at around 5 p.m., authorities said. He was rushed to medical treatment but police later confirmed he had died. One witness said the child appeared to be walking with his mother when he was suddenly hit. “The guy […]

  • Pictured is a girl who was burned by a small fire pit she fell onto in Newport Beach on May 19, 2018. An off-duty firefighter helped treat the wounds until help arrived. (Credit: Orange County Fire Authority via Twitter)

    Girl Burned by Fire Pit in Newport Beach Is Treated by Off-Duty O.C. Firefighter

    An off-duty Orange County firefighter helped treat the burns of a girl who fell onto the edge of a small fire pit during a father-daughter camping trip in Newport Dunes on Saturday. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 20, 2018.  

  • Dimitrios Pagourtz is seen in a booking photo released by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

    9 Students, Teacher Killed in Texas High School Shooting; Suspect Denied Bail After Being Charged With Murder

    The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn’t shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says. Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated with police, said Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry said. Henry denied bail for the student, who is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. Students […]

  • Explosion at Aliso Viejo Day Spa Believed Intentional; Victim ID’d as 48-Year-Old O.C. Woman

    A deadly explosion at a medical office building in Aliso Viejo is believed to have been an intentional act and is being investigated as a crime, authorities said Wednesday. One woman was killed and three others were injured in the blast, which occurred about 1:10 p.m. in the first floor of the two-story building at 11 Mareblu, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Ildiko Krajnyak of Trabuco Canyon, and she is believed […]

  • Lava flows at a new fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island as a local resident walks nearby after taking photos on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    High Levels of Sulfur Dioxide Pose Imminent Risk in Hawaii, Prompting Health Warning

    As if the catastrophic, home-devouring lava weren’t bad enough, now residents have to worry about choking on sulfur dioxide. Dangerous levels of the toxic gas are rising from some fissures, or cracks in the ground caused by the volcano, Hawaii County officials said. “Severe conditions may exist such as choking and inability to breathe,” the county’s civil defense agency said. “This is a serious situation that affects the entire exposed population.” Officials warned residents to leave the area and get medical attention […]

  • Riverside Coffee Shop Refuses to Serve Man Caught on Video Disparaging Woman in Niqab

    A man was denied service at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Riverside last Friday, May 11, after he was caught on video making Islamophobic comments to a fellow patron wearing a niqab. The cellphone footage appears to have been captured by the woman who was targeted, but it was shared on Twitter by journalist CJ Werleman and had more than 1.5 million views by Monday evening. The video opens with the man asking her, “Is this Halloween or […]

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies respond to Highland High in Palmdale, where authorities say a student shot another student on May 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Palmdale School Shooting, Activists Criticize Local Congressman for Receiving Funds from NRA

    After a school shooting in Palmdale injured a 15-year-old boy, residents in the area are gathering for a “vigil” intended to rally against gun violence and call out a local Republican Congressman for taking more than $15,000 in campaign donations from the National Rifle Association. Just a day earlier, a 14-year-old boy opened fire at Highland High School and shot one other student in the arm. The victim is expected to make a full recovery, but the incident has left some […]