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 Metro train is seen approaching Downtown Santa Monica on July 29, 2015. (Credit: Metro.net)

    Expo Line ‘Test Train’ to Cross Into Downtown Santa Monica on Friday

    Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power. As part of the safety checks required before the Expo Line’s second phase can open to the public next year, rail officials will slowly pilot a sleek train from 20th Street to Fifth Street along Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. Westside residents and commuters will see trains moving at street level between 5 mph […]

  • Video captured the fatal shooting of motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop. (Credit: CNN)

    University of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Traffic Stop Shooting

    University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose. If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a news conference. Deters played body camera footage of the traffic stop shooting that appeared to contradict Tensing’s version of what happened. “I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make […]

  • KTLA's camera atop Snow Summit near Big Bear Lake shows a storm moving across the area on July 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flash-Flood Warnings Canceled as Storm Moves Through Inland SoCal

    Flash-flood warnings were issued for the Antelope Valley and parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties Wednesday afternoon, amid an extended period of high temperatures and increased humidity. As of 10 p.m. all warnings had been canceled or downgraded. Flooding was reported just after 2 p.m. along Highway 18 southeast of Lucerne Valley, with parts of the road were washed away and several vehicles were stuck, according to the National Weather Service. A flash-flood warning was issued through 5:30 p.m., in […]

  • Blaisdell Park in Claremont is shown on July 27, 2015, when a woman was attacked there. (Credit: Google Maps)

    ‘How Do I Stop This From Happening?’ Victim Thought During Claremont Sex Assault

    A female jogger who was sexually assaulted in a park in Claremont shared her story of fighting her attacker off Monday as police sought help finding the assailant. The assault occurred about 7 a.m. in Blaisdell Park, at 440 S. College Ave., about a half-mile south of the Claremont Colleges’ southern campus boundary. A man approached the female victim from behind as she jogged through the park, according to a news release from the Claremont Police Department. He then pushed her […]

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    Police Warn of ‘Kidnap for Ransom’ Phone Scam Targeting Local Parents, Grandparents

    Police were warning parents and grandparents about a sophisticated and frightening kidnapping for ransom hoax in the western San Fernando Valley — complete with a phone call and staged screams from the presumed victim. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, July 24, 2015.  

  • A man barricaded himself inside a Tujunga home on July 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Surrenders Following Hours-Long Standoff at Tujunga Home

    A man who barricaded himself in a Tujunga home Friday surrendered following an hours-long standoff. Chris Wolfe reports from Tujunga for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 24, 2015.

  • The Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted this photo of the "Snowbird Bandit" on July 23, 2015. He was identified as allegedly being retired LAPD detective Randolph Bruce Adair.

    Retired LAPD Detective, 70, Suspected of Being ‘Snowbird Bandit,’ Robbing 5 Orange County Banks: OCSD

    A 70-year-old retired Los Angeles Police Department detective was identified Thursday as the “Snowbird Bandit,” who robbed five Orange County banks between March and July, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Randolph Bruce Adair, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested Wednesday after several family members saw media reports about the “Snowbird Bandit” and contacted investigators, according to OCSD. Details regarding what information family members were able to provide was not given, and a booking photo was not released due to the ongoing investigation. […]

  • A Chevron gas station near Union Station in downtown L.A. was charging more than $5 a gallon for gasoline on July 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    While Drivers Shell Out on Gas, California Oil Refineries Pocketing Record Amounts of Money in 2015

    While Southern California drivers have seen average gas prices suddenly spike close to $5 per gallon this summer, the state’s oil refineries have seen record profits, according to the Los Angeles Times and a consumer advocacy group. Newly available data from the California Energy Commission shows refiners saw a record high return to $1.17 per gallon this May. That’s compared to an average margin of about $0.49 per gallon from 1999 to 2014, according to commission data cited by the […]

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    Eagle Rock Couple Using Water From Shower, Sink and Washing Machine to Water Yard

    Instead of letting water from the sink and shower go down the drain, one Eagle Rock couple is using it to water their plants and trees. Some cities offer rebates to homeowners using graywater systems,  but Los Angeles is not one of them.  Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.