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
  • An artist's rendering of downtown Los Angeles during the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. (Credit: LA24)

    L.A. Moves Forward With Plan to Host 2024 Olympics

    Los Angeles has moved forward with a plan to try and host the 2024 Summer Olympics, but not without some concerns. Chris Wolfe reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Fires were burning in Ventura County on Aug. 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    189-Acre Rustic Fire in Simi Valley at 50% Containment After Threatening 500 Homes

    Firefighters on Friday night were gaining the upper hand on a brush fire in Simi Valley that had threatened hundreds of home in the area, officials said. The Rustic Fire, burning in the 500 block of Rustic Hills Drive (map), had destroyed about 189 acres by 8:30 p.m. but was 50 percent contained, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. It began before 3:45 p.m. “We’re extremely busy here in Ventura County,” said county fire Capt. Barry Parker. “The weather is […]

  • Tobias Summers is seen in court on Aug. 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trial Begins for Man Accused in 2013 Kidnapping, Sex Assault of Northridge Girl

    Opening statements in the trial of Tobias Summers began Thursday, more than two years after he allegedly kidnapped a 10-year-old Northridge girl and sexually assaulted her. Chris Wolfe reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 13, 2015.

  • An explosion took place in China's northern city of Tianjin late Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Residents report hearing loud explosions and feeling strong tremors nearby. (Credit: Chinese Public Security Ministry)

    Massive Blasts Rock Chinese City of Tianjin; 44 Dead, Hundreds Injured

    A series of huge explosions shook the northern Chinese city of Tianjin late Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds more, according to officials and state media. The cause was not immediately clear. Liu Yue, a 25-year-old Tianjin resident, said she felt the first blast but didn’t think too much of it. “The second explosion was so powerful that I felt the entire 16-floor-building was shaking,” said Liu, who lives about 4 kilometers (2½ miles) from the site […]

  • A drone is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    New Regulations Discussed to Stop Drones From Interfering With Firefighters

    Officials discussed new regulations Wednesday in hopes of stopping drones from interfering with firefighting efforts in California. Chris Wolfe reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 12, 2015.

  • A 38-year-old Army veteran was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being shot and wounded outside a friend's home in Lincoln Heights on Aug. 8, 2015.

    Army Veteran Critical After Being Shot 5 Times in What Family Calls Case of Mistaken Identity

    A 38-year-old Army veteran was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being shot and wounded outside a friend’s home in Lincoln Heights on Saturday. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The family has established a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.

  • “Straight Outta Compton” Is About More Than Just Music

  • Sheriff's and coroner's investigators are seen digging in the backyard of a home near La Puente on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Remains, Including Skull, Found at Valinda Home During Dig Linked to Missing Person Case

    Authorities conducting a dig in the backyard of a San Gabriel Valley home in connection with a missing person case have uncovered a human skull and other remains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday. “I can confirm we have a human body in the backyard,” sheriff’s Lt. Victor Lewandowski said outside the residence, which is located in the 700 block of Eldsberry Avenue. He added they were found “in the hole out there, in the grave.” The remains still […]

  • Sheriff's and coroner's investigators are seen digging in the backyard of a home near La Puente on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Digging at San Gabriel Valley Home in Connection With 2009 Missing-Person Case

    Sheriff’s and coroner’s investigators Thursday were conducting a dig in the backyard of a San Gabriel Valley home as part of an investigation into the disappearance of adult who went missing in 2009, officials said. Authorities responded to a residence in the 700 block of Elsberry Avenue after receiving a tip, Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed. The house is on a residential street in Valinda, a neighborhood in an unincorporated area next to La Puente. “Information was received that […]