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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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  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    Aliso Viejo Double Homicide Suspect Taken Into Custody in Inglewood: OCSD

    A man suspected of killing two people and injuring two others in Aliso Viejo has been taken into custody in Inglewood, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday afternoon, after a false sighting in Ventura prompted a massive police response. Sheriff’s officials announced shortly before 4 p.m. that 26-year-old Luke William Ferguson had been apprehended by the Inglewood Police Department. Investigators had sought Ferguson in connection with a double homicide that occurred in a residential neighborhood in Aliso Viejo on Thursday. He […]

  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    2 Dead, 2 Critically Injured After Shooting in Aliso Viejo Neighborhood; Shooter Remains at Large

    Two people died and two were injured after a shooting in Aliso Viejo Thursday afternoon and the gunman is still at large, authorities said. Authorities responded to a report of shots fired at about 2:45 p.m. in Ashbury Court, in the Hamptons neighborhood, Orange County sheriff’s officials said. Responded officers discovered a man and a woman shot dead. Two men in their 50s were also found critically wounded, deputies said. Authorities later identified the suspected gunman as Luke William Ferguson, 26, […]

  • An American flag adorns a burned-out pickup truck in Santa Rosa, where fierce, dry winds whipped the Tubbs fire — one of 17 burning in the state — through residential areas. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times )

    At Least 21 Killed, More Than 500 Missing in Northern California Wildfires

    Firefighters battling deadly blazes in Northern California face a daunting new challenge Wednesday: Winds are expected to pick back up, threatening to spread wildfires that already have killed 21 people, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced thousands of evacuations. Most of the fires were ignited Sunday, driven by winds of up to 79 mph and dry conditions. The winds died down early this week, but gusts around 40 mph are possible Wednesday, and no rain is forecast for the next […]

  • This undated photo of Charles and Sara Rippey was provided by their son Michael Rippey. The couple's bodies were found Monday, October 9, 2017. (Credit: Michael Rippey/Associated Press)

    Napa Couple Married for 75 Years Killed in Wildfire; Husband Died Apparently Trying to Save His Wife, Son Says

    Nothing could separate Charles and Sara Rippey. Not war. Not even a deadly California wildfire that engulfed their house. They spent 89 years together, including their final moments in their Napa home, son Mike Rippey told CNN affiliate KPIX. Charles was 100; Sara was 98. The couple’s children marveled at their parents’ longevity, both in life and in marriage. “We often talked among ourselves about how either one of them would deal with life without the other,” Mike Rippey told […]

  • A firefighter sprays water on a hot spot in Tustin after the Canyon Fire swept through the Cowan Heights area. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Those Guys Were Unbelievable’: Tustin Residents Express Gratitude to Firefighters for Saving Their Home From Canyon Fire 2

    Residents in one Tustin neighborhood on Tuesday expressed gratitude to firefighters for their work in saving homes from the destructive Canyon Fire 2, which has damaged or destroyed at least 36 homes in three Orange County cities. The fire encroached upon the backyards of residents on one street in the Cowan Heights neighborhood, right above Peters Canyon Regional Park on Monday, according to homeowners Dave and Gwen Hirsch. As the flames crept closer to his property after tearing through the […]

  • Stephen Paddock is seen in an undated photo distributed by the CNN Wire.

    Las Vegas Gunman Had Originally Planned to Escape; Left Note Before Killing Himself: Authorities

    The gunman in the Las Vegas massacre planned to escape after targeting the country music concert, but instead left behind a note and killed himself, authorities say. Stephen Paddock led such a secretive life, much of it remains unknown days after he killed 58 people, according to Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. Paddock may have had some help planning the attack at the country music festival Sunday night, Lombardo said Wednesday night. He intended to escape after the attack, but he instead turned the […]

  • Stephen Paddock is seen in an undated photo distributed by the CNN Wire.

    As New Info Emerges About Las Vegas Shooter, Investigators Still Trying to Determine Motive

    Breaking news update, 5:50 p.m.:  Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock rented a room in downtown Las Vegas through Airbnb at The Ogden around the same time as the Life is Beautiful concert, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday The Life is Beautiful concert took place from September 22 to 25. Lombardo said investigators have recovered video from the Ogden to review Paddock’s actions while he was there. Previous story, last updated at 5 p.m.: Almost three days after […]

  • A sign for Guns & Guitars, a gun shop, where suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased firearms, October 2, 2017 in Mesquite, Nevada. (Credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting Sparks Gun Debate, Again

    The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history thrust the bitter debate about gun rights back to the center of Washington politics Monday — and everyone reached for familiar scripts. As horror and disbelief rocked the nation after the massacre in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500, Democrats demanded more gun control, while Republicans, who oppose new firearms laws, offered condolences and prayers. Liberals voiced disbelief that such bloodletting, this time at a country […]

  • Stephen Paddock is seen in an image provided by CNN.

    Stephen Paddock’s Father Was Once on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, Brother Says

    The father of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was previously on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, law enforcement officials confirmed to CNN on Monday. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock appeared on the agency’s infamous registry from June 10, 1969 through May 5, 1977 and was described in an FBI poster as being “diagnosed as psychopathic” and as an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who “has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies.” The poster states that Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, known also […]