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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.

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    California Officials Boost Penalties for Wasting Water During Drought

    New restrictions on water usage would result in increased fines for homeowners. Chris Wolfe reports from La Puente for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, July 14, 2014.

  • People protested outside the home of the "pillowcase rapist," Christopher Hubbard, on July 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Community Activists Protest ‘Pillowcase Rapist’s’ Release to Lake Los Angeles

    A group of Lake Los Angeles residents held a protest rally on Saturday, three days after convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbard was released to a home in the small community east of Palmdale. The 63-year-old Hubbard, known as the “pillowcase rapist,” had been held at a state mental hospital in Coalinga before being discharged on Wednesday. Hubbard was given the moniker because he used pillowcases to dampen the screams of some of his 40 victims, whom he attacked between 1971 and […]

  • A photo of 18-year-old Joseph Sanchez was taken just before he disappeared into the water off the coast of Palos Verdes. (Credit: Danny Torres)

    More Than 50 Rescues Made in 10 Days at Palos Verdes Spot Where Teen Swimmer Went Missing

    Public access to a popular but dangerous Palos Verdes coastal rock outcropping was shut off Thursday after more than 50 rescue operations in less than two weeks and amid the ongoing search for a missing 18-year-old swimmer, authorities said. Rescuers from multiple agencies were responding to Abalone Cove to search for the teen, who disappeared in the water about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials described the beautiful coastline, known for […]

  • Video shot by a motorist showed a CHP officer throwing a woman to the ground, straddle her body and repeatedly punching her. (Credit: David Diaz)

    Motorist Captures Violent Encounter Between CHP Officer and Woman on 10 Freeway

    A motorist used his cellphone to capture what appeared to be the violent arrest of a woman on the 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue on Tuesday.

  • A screen grab from surveillance video shows the moment before John Faust was attacked at a gas station in San Bernardino on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

    Surveillance Video Shows Robbers Attacking 78-Year-Old Man at San Bernardino Gas Station

    John Faust had stopped at a San Bernardino gas station in the early morning hours of June 24 when he was suddenly approached by two male robbers armed with guns. One of the robbers said, “Give me your wallet,” according to Faust, and then punched the 78-year-old great-grandfather in the face. “The next thing I knew, I was lying on the ground,” Faust said. Surveillance video, which captured the incident, shows the masked attackers emptying Faust’s pockets and then running away, leaving him unconscious and bleeding on […]

  • A sign warns hikers of the dangers of the upper falls in Eaton Canyon on June 27, 2014. The Forest Service was expected to close access to the upper falls. (Credit: KTLA)

    Forest Service Says Eaton Canyon Upper Falls Must Be Closed, but Canyoneers Want Access

    Years of warning inexperienced hikers to avoid the dangerous trek to the second waterfall in Eaton Canyon has not worked, and after dozens of rescues and several deaths, the scenic area was set to be closed, authorities said Friday. But canyoneers with the expert skills to safely descend the canyon — considered among the finest in Southern California — hoped that Forest Service officials would respond to their bid for continued access. Eaton Canyon’s lower falls are a popular destination […]

  • Family members said 10-year-old Destiny Schreurs was asked to leave an AMC theater after complaints about her laughter. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Needs Girl Asked to Leave Movie Theater for Disruptive Behavior

    A La Puente mother claimed her family was kicked out of an AMC movie theater in Industry because of her special-needs daughter’s laughter. The Schreurs family took 10-year-old Destiny to see “The Fault in Our Stars” at the AMC Puente Hills 20 on Monday night. About 20 minutes into the film, Marji Schreurs said family members were approached by a theater employee who asked them to keep the girl quite. “She wasn’t screaming,” Schreurs said. “She wasn’t having a meltdown. […]

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    Heat, Drought Causes ‘Significant Increase’ of Wildfires

    Record-low rainfall, extreme heat and a statewide drought has caused a significant increase in wildfires and need for Californians to participate in fire-prevention tactics, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. As of Sunday Cal Fire responded to over 2,100 wildfires in 2014 that charred over 17,000 acres, compared to the 1,250 wildfires and about 10,000 acres for the same time period in a typical year, according to a Cal Fire website. Conditions typically felt in August […]

  • One person was dead after a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in North Hills on June 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘I Could Have Been Gone in an Instant’ Says Man Clipped by Car in Fatal Bus Stop Crash

    A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a vehicle crashed into a bus stop at a busy intersection in North Hills Tuesday. The crash was reported just before 10:45 a.m. in the 8700 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard (map), according to Cody Weireter of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A solo vehicle crashed into a bus stop at the location, and the driver was transported to a hospital, Weireter said. An adult male died at the scene […]