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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
  • Consumers in Big Bear Urged to Monitor Bank Accounts for Fraud Amid Numerous Reports of Stolen Card Data

    Officials are urging consumers in the Big Bear area to check to bank accounts for unauthorized charges and withdrawals amid numerous reports of credit and debit card fraud originating in the area. By Tuesday afternoon, the Big Bear sheriff’s station received about 20 calls about fraudulent account use with reports continuing to come in, according to Tiffany Swantek, a public information officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are working to identify a common thread between the reported incidents, but so far have not […]

  • Santa Monica High School Student Dies After Falling From Apartment Building While on LSD: Officials

    A 15-year-old Santa Monica High student died over the weekend after trying the drug LSD and falling from an apartment building, school officials said Monday. In a letter addressed to parents and family members, Principal Antonio Shelton said that Andre Zuczek died after suffering major brain trauma. The letter said Zuczek’s family wanted to share the full circumstances of his death “so that other parents may be spared from losing a child to drug use.” A statement from Zuczek’s family […]

  • Street Closures Will Be in Effect from Dodger Stadium to Coastline for L.A. Marathon

    Street closures from Dodger Stadium to the coastline will be in effect starting early Sunday for the Los Angeles Marathon. Click here for a list of all road closures and here for a map. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 18, 2017.

  • Emergency Rooms Brace for Surge in Patients on St. Patrick’s Day

    Hospital emergency rooms are bracing for a possible surge in patients on Friday because of St. Patrick’s Day. Chris Wolfe reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on March 17, 2017.

  • San Bernardino Officials Expected to Comment on Possible Links Between Deputy-Involved Shooting Suspect and Other Crimes

    San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials Friday are expected to comment on possible links between a suspect who allegedly shot and wounded a deputy and other recent crimes in the area. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 16, 2017.

  • Huntington Beach Man Killed by Police Had Troubled History; His Mother Speaks Out

    A 29-year-old Huntington Beach man who reportedly chased children and others with a baseball bat and a broken bottle before he was shot and killed by police Thursday night had a history of abusing alcohol and threatening family members, according to friends and court records. Steven Schiltz was shot and killed by two Huntington Beach police officers on a soccer field at the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex at 18120 Goldenwest St. Officers arrived at the complex about 7:20 p.m. […]

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    Time to Spring Forward as Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

    It’s once again time to turn those clocks ahead one hour in the U.S. as daylight saving time starts this weekend. The time change goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, at which point clocks spring forward 60 minutes. Nearly all of the U.S. observes daylight saving, except for Hawaii and most of Arizona. The U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not take part in the biannual time change. The Los Angeles County […]

  • ‘Hotel Californian’ Neon Sign to Light up L.A.’s Westlake District Again

    The enormous neon sign that for decades spelled out “Hotel Californian” in Los Angeles’ Westlake district will be lit up again Thursday after a restoration project. The building first opened in 1925 and has been turned into affordable housing called the Paseo at Californian. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 9, 2017.

  • L.A. City Council Campaign Signs Stolen from Mount Washington Yard

    A man was captured on surveillance video stealing campaign signs supporting Joe Bray-Ali, a Los Angeles City Council candidate, from a home in Mount Washington. Ellina Abovian and Chris Wolfe report for the KTLA 5 News on March 6, 2017.