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
  • Animal Shelters See Significant Increase in Runaway Pets Over Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a great time for celebrating, but for family pets it can be an extremely stressful time. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, July 3, 2015. For more information click on the following links: www.adoptandshop.org and www.foundanimals.org.  

  • A dog up for adoption at the East Valley Animal Shelter is shown on July 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crowded Van Nuys Animal Shelter Asks for Help Fostering Pets Over Fourth of July Weekend

    The East Valley Shelter in Van Nuys is already full, and it needs help taking in pets for a few days in anticipation of the flood of animals that escape due to Fourth of July fireworks. Information on fosters through L.A. Animal Services is here. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 3, 2015. https://www.facebook.com/friendsofeastvalley/posts/1030077097002469

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives and officials from the coroner's office remove human remains from an apartment in the Harbor Hills Housing Project in the Lomita area on July 2, 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘We … Know It’s Her,’ Cousin of Woman Missing Since 2009 Says of Body Found in Wall

    Homicide detectives were conducting an investigation after apparent human remains were discovered inside the wall of an apartment near Lomita, and family members of a woman who went missing when she lived in the unit said they believe the body is hers. Investigators were first called out to the 26800 block of Western Avenue on Wednesday, after receiving a confidential tip that possible human remains were inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Jauch. Scent dogs were used the […]

  • Malibu Search and Rescue Team posted photos on Facebook of the rescue on July 1, 2015.

    Rescued Simi Valley Woman Was Stuck in Crashed SUV in Canyon for 2 Days

    A Simi Valley woman who has been missing since Monday was rescued and hospitalized after passersby heard cries coming from her crashed SUV over the side of a roadway in the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities said. Jenifer Duron, 40, had last been seen leaving her Simi Valley home Monday morning, driving her 2014 white Kia Sorento. She told family members she was going to Malibu for a run on the beach, according to the Simi Valley Police Department. Then, on Wednesday […]

  • Surveillance video released from Fontana police showed a strong-arm robbery at a 7-Eleven on June 27, 2015.

    Two Sought in Strong-Arm Robbery Caught on Video at Fontana 7-Eleven Store

    Police were searching Tuesday for two assailants wanted in a violent strong-arm robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Fontana that was caught on surveillance video. The robbery took place around 3:35 a.m. on Saturday at a 7-Eleven located in the 16900 block Sierra Lakes Parkway, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department. Two unknown men entered the store and appeared to be shopping, the release stated. They went up to pay for their items and waited for […]

  • An alleged intruder appears to be detained in Monrovia on June 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Detained in Connection With 2 Home Invasions in Monrovia

    An apparently wounded man was detained Saturday in connection with two home invasions in Monrovia, according to video and witnesses. Erin Myers reports from Monrovia for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, June 28, 2015, and Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

  • Surveillance video shows two people burglarizing a Beverly Grove apartment building on May 11, 2015. (Credit: LAPD)

    Two Sought in Series of Burglaries at Westside Apartment Buildings

    Police released surveillance video Friday showing two people break into a Beverly Grove apartment and steal mail as well as items from vehicles parked in an underground parking garage. In the video, dated May 11, the pair can be seen entering an apartment in the 100 block of Wetherly Drive (map) holding multiple bags, including dark-colored luggage. The thieves then pried open the building’s mailboxes and took multiple items before entering the underground parking structure, checking unlocked vehicles and removing […]

  • Moureen Gathua-Carpenter and son Kyan are shown in photos posted to a GoFundMe fundraising page for their funeral expenses.

    Woman, Baby Fatally Stabbed in Anaheim Mourned by Extended Kenyan Family; Suspect Charged

    While a 24-year-old Anaheim man faced his first court appearance on two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of his 6-month-old son and the baby’s mother, the victims’ extended family from Kenya was in mourning Thursday. Kwame Adom Carpenter appeared in court in Santa Ana, hiding behind his attorney and speaking softly to the judge. His arraignment was postponed until July 17. Carpenter allegedly used a kitchen knife to fatally stab Moureen Gathua-Carpenter, also 24, and their infant son, Kyan […]

  • Tavin Smith's mother Jennifer Rivers wears a shirt with his likeness at a June 23, 2015, news conference announcing arrests in his death. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Men, 1 Woman Arrested in Fatal South L.A. Shooting of Teen Over His Red Shoes

    Four people have been arrested in connection with the fatal Hyde Park shooting of a 19-year-old man who was killed at a car wash after being confronted about gang affiliation and the color of his red shoes, Los Angeles police announced Tuesday. Tavin Terrell Price was fatally shot in front of his mother in the 3300 block of West Florence Avenue about 11 a.m. May 29, when they were headed to the beach, police said. Detectives provided the identities of suspects arrested […]