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
  • Crews work to clean up the 5 Freeway on Feb. 18, 2017 after flooding shut down the highway in Sun Valley the previous night. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cleanup Underway After Powerful Winter Storm Slams Southern California

    Cleanup was beginning across Southern California on Saturday after a storm that forecasters billed as the most powerful in years caused flooding on multiple freeways, triggered dramatic mudslides and downed hundreds of trees and power lines. The storm was moving out Saturday morning after dumping record rain in some areas and leaving havoc in its wake. Thousands of Los Angeles County residents remained without power early Saturday, while road crews scrambled to repair sinkholes throughout the area, including one in […]

  • Hundreds start to gather at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 18, 2017 for the Free the People immigration march. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights in Downtown Los Angeles

    Thousands of activists marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to oppose immigration enforcement raids and demand that local officials take concrete steps to thwart the “deportation machine” under President Trump. David Abud, one of the organizers of the march, said the coalition of activists is demanding that city and county officials refuse to invest any resources in immigration enforcement. Activists also want to ensure that a new fund to provide legal assistance to immigrants won’t exclude […]

  • K-rails are seen ahead of storm expected to hit Duarte on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Duarte Residents Staying Home Despite Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued for Fish Fire Burn Area

    Some residents in Duarte have decided to stay put Friday evening, despite the mandatory evacuations in place as a powerful storm barrels across Southern California. The City issued a Red Alert beginning at 7 a.m. for areas impacted by the Fish Fire, according to its website. A flash flood warning was in effect in the area until 5:15 p.m., officials reported. The alert placed 202 homes under mandatory evacuation orders as the storm was expected to bring up to an […]

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    Mother, Daughter Accused of Running Puppy Mill After Violent Confrontation in Parking Lot

    After trading a dog they thought was too large for their home for a smaller puppy on Craigslist, a Lake Elsinore family was shocked when the new dog soon died and the previous owners responded with violence when confronted. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 14, 2017. Correction: A video embedded in this post was removed due to a factual error. For the latest on this story, click here.

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    Investigators Searching for Puppy Broker Suspects After Assault Caught on Camera in Whittier

    Investigators are searching for a family suspected of brokering puppies to multiple victims after an assault was caught on camera in Whittier. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Feb. 15, 2017.

  • One person was wounded on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in a deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Injured in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys; 1 in Custody: LASD

    A man was injured Monday afternoon in a deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported. The shooting occurred about 2:45 p.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and Valerio Street. The deputy was heading to lunch at a Cuban restaurant in the area when he witnessed people involved in what he thought was drug activity, Capt. Steve Katz said. When the deputy confronted the group, a man allegedly pulled out a gun and the deputy opened fire. The man was shot […]

  • The Pre-Grammy Party was held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton. (Credit: KTLA)

    Celebrities Pack the Beverly Hilton for the Pre-Grammy Party

    Singers, actors, music moguls, reality stars and many more descended on the Beverly Hilton Saturday night for the Pre-Grammy Party. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 11, 2017.

  • A person of interest in a series of home robberies and subsequent sexual assault is shown in an image released Feb. 8, 2017, by the Long Beach Police Department.

    Man, Woman Arrested in Series of Robberies, Assaults Against Seniors in Long Beach: Police

    A man was arrested Friday in connection with a series of robberies and assaults apparently targeting elderly women in Long Beach after an hours-long interview with police, officials said. Police also said that Melvin Earl Farmer Jr., 39, was involved in the most recent robbery and attempted sexual assault of a 90-year-old woman in the city, said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. Farmer, of Lynwood, was arrested Friday morning and after a “thorough interview” he was booked on suspicion of […]

  • Police were investigating after a woman was robbed in her home in Long Beach on Feb. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Robbery, Attempted Sex Assault of ‘Elderly’ Long Beach Woman Possibly Linked to Similar Crimes at Senior Housing Complex: Police

    Police believe a robbery and attempted sexual assault in Long Beach Thursday morning is connected to a series of similar crimes at a senior housing complex in the city that also occurred this month. Officers responded to a panic alarm that went off at a home in the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue around 7:25 a.m. and determined a robbery occurred at the location, according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona. During the attack, the assailant attempted to […]