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
  • Guillermo Ortiz Jr. was identified by police as a "person of interest" after a fatal hit-and-run collision in Vernon on April 30, 2016.

    ‘Person of Interest’ Sought After Vernon Hit-and-Run Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured: Police

    A man was being sought Saturday after an early morning hit-and-run collision in Vernon that left one man dead and a third man injured, authorities said. About 3 a.m., the deadly incident was preceded by a minor crash involving a semitrailer at the intersection of Soto and 37th streets, said Detective Sgt. Brandon Gray of the Vernon Police Department. The big rig proceeded westbound on 37th to Santa Fe Avenue, where it ran a red light and collided with a […]

  • Several vehicles were damaged in a Valley Glen crash that resulted in multiple injuries on April 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grandmother Killed, 5 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision in Valley Glen

    A 63-year-old grandmother was killed and five others were injured, including three of the woman’s grandchildren, Saturday afternoon when a car collided with several other vehicles and struck an apartment building in Valley Glen, officials said. The crash occurred about 4:10 p.m. in the 12700 block of Vanowen Street, when a white 2011 BMW attempted to pass a silver Ford Mustang that was traveling westbound, according to Detective Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department. The BMW clipped the Mustang, whose driver lost control […]

  • David La Vau and his family are seen celebrating after his rescue in photo provided to KTLA.

    Man Who Survived for 6 Days at Bottom of Ravine in Castaic Talks About Life-Changing Ordeal

    David La Vau is still recovering physically and psychologically five and a half years after he went off the road in Castaic and survived for six days living off flowers and dirty water at the bottom of a ravine before being rescued. On Friday, La Vau and his family spoke to KTLA about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 29, 2016.

  • A tree came crashing down in Northridge on April 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful, Damaging Winds Blow Across SoCal; Thousands Left Without Power

    Thousands were left without power Friday as powerful, damaging winds pounded parts of Southern California. Before the sun even came up, the gusty winds had already toppled a tree in Northridge. The large tree crashed through a cinder block wall before landing across Wilbur Avenue, just south of Devonshire Street. The windy conditions continued throughout the day, with gusts of 40 to 60 mph reported across the valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Northwest to north winds were also impacting the […]

  • Repairs were underway after the ground partially collapsed at Linda Esperanza Marquez High School on April 12, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Basketball Courts Collapse at High School in Huntington Park

    Crews on Tuesday are working to repair the outdoor basketball courts at Linda Esperanza Marquez High School in Huntington Park after the ground buckled. It was unclear when exactly the partial collapse occurred on the high school’s campus, which is located at 6361 Cottage St. The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed Tuesday morning that crews were repairing a “man-made water collection basin” at the high school. The water collection area was created under the courts as part of a […]

  • A picture of a sinkhole was provided by the Madera Police Department.

    Storm Brings April Showers, Flooding and Snow to Southern California

    The storm that moved through Southern California over the weekend brought more rain and thunderstorms to some parts of Los Angeles on Monday, forecasters said. Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as the valleys and Inland Empire, will see temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s with a 30% chance of rain. Beach communities can also expect cooler conditions, with temperatures up to 65 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will reach the low 50s in […]

  • A photo shows a billboard in Echo Park purchased by a local couple trying to reconnect with their Scientologist children on April 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Use Billboard in Echo Park in Attempt to Reach Out to Children in Scientology

    Phil and Willie Jones banded together with other families this week to launch a very public and visible appeal to their children using a billboard in Echo Park that simply states, “To my loved one in Scientology … call me.” The couple were involved with Scientology for 40 years, starting when they were just teenagers. Their two children — a son and daughter — grew up in the organization, according to Phil Jones. Years later, the couple left Scientology and […]

  • President Obama arrived at LAX with his daughter Malia on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Obama Dines With Disney Executives, Julia Roberts at Glitzy Fundraiser in Bel-Air

    President Obama dined with Hollywood A-listers and top Disney executives in Los Angeles on Thursday night during a quick visit for political fundraisers. He was in Bel-Air for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception and dinner with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the committee’s chairman, Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.). Calling the election critically important, Obama said there is a “deep obsession” with Donald Trump. He said neither Trump nor Trump’s Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz would succeed him in office. Obama added that both men […]

  • Windy weather is seen in Saugus in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Captures Gusty Winds in Saugus Area

    Ahead of wet weather expected later in the week, video captured gusty winds hitting the Saugus area on Wednesday. Chris Wolfe reports from Saugus for the KTLA 5 News at 1 at Wednesday, April 6, 2016.