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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
  • Police respond to a crash involving a CHP officer during a motorcade for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Simi Valley on Feb. 9. 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Officer in Justin Trudeau Motorcade Injured in Simi Valley Crash

    A California Highway Patrol officer involved in a motorcade for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Simi Valley was injured in a crash Friday night. The crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of North Madera Road and East Easy Street. The male officer was taken to a hospital for moderate injuries, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. No other injuries were reported. It is unclear how the crash occurred. The West Valley officer appeared to have been […]

  • Los Angeles police and fire officials respond to the scene of a light rail train crash in South Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Injured After Expo Line Train Crashes Into Pedestrians in South L.A. 

    A bicyclist and a pedestrian were injured after an Expo Line train crashed into them in South L.A., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash was reported about 9 p.m. in the 3330 block of South Flower Street in the University Park near USC. Preliminary reports indicated that one person was in serious condition, while the other was listed as fair. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a bicycle was damaged in the crash. A pool of blood and […]

  • Nick Kruth provided this photo of himself after a routine MRI left him with a burn injury in the Summer of 2016.

    Glendale Man Plans to Sue Hospital After MRI Mishap Causes Burn Injury

    A 72-year-old Glendale man says he is suing a local hospital after a MRI mishap in 2016 caused a burn injury that has had lasting effects. Nick Kruth, who has diabetes, went to Glendale Adventist Medical Center after experiencing low blood pressure and weakness in his legs in the Summer of 2016. Routine tests ordered by doctors included an electrocardiogram and an MRI. Kruth told KTLA that a tab from the EKG containing metal was left on his stomach before […]

  • $165,000 in Jewelry Stolen From Beverly Hills Hotel Room of Caitlin McHugh, John Stamos’ Fiancee, Ahead of Wedding

    Caitlin McHugh, John Stamos’ fiancee, had thousands of dollars worth of jewelry stolen, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. The pregnant McHugh reported the burglary from her Beverly Hills Hotel room Friday night, police said. Detectives say the burglar accessed the unoccupied room by an unknown means and stole about $165,000 worth of jewelry. The burglary comes before McHugh and Stamos’ wedding, which is scheduled for this weekend, TMZ reported. This case comes on the heels of numerous other […]

  • Police Search for Leads After Man Fatally Shot in His Car in South Los Angeles

    A man was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, police said. Shots were fired and struck the man as he was driving his vehicle around 4 a.m., causing him to drive northbound and crash, according to Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Darnell Davenport. The passenger walked away from the shooting unharmed, despite evidence of bullet holes on the passenger side of the car. The driver, who was killed, was later […]

  • Ex-L.A. Clippers Player Rasual Butler, Wife Killed in Violent, Solo-Vehicle Crash in Studio City

    Former Los Angeles Clippers player Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a solo-vehicle, high-speed crash in Studio City early Wednesday morning, officials said. The couple were in a newer model Range Rover when it crashed in the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard about 2:25 a.m. The SUV was speeding on westbound lanes of Ventura Boulevard when the vehicle drove off the road and jumped a curb, hit three parking meters, plowed into a concrete wall and flipped over twice […]

  • Deputies are seen conducting a human trafficking-related arrest in a still from a video released Jan. 30, 2018, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Officials Announce 510 Arrests in Statewide Human Trafficking Crackdown

    Officials announced the results of a three-day statewide crackdown on human trafficking crimes and rescue of victims on Tuesday, saying the most recent sting netted 510 arrests. A total of 56 trafficking victims were also rescued in the operation, which took place last week and was led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with the cooperations of 85 other federal, state and local agencies. The results of the fourth-annual series of raids known as “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” — […]

  • Gas Line Rupture Forces Evacuations in Glendora

    Fire crews have started allowing residents to return to their homes in Glendora after a ruptured gas line forced evacuations and road closures. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 29, 2018.

  • "It's very dry — far below normal for this time of year, but it's also kind of typical with a Santa Ana winds condition," said David Sweet, a National Weather Service meteorologist. (Credit: KTLA)

    January Heat Wave Brings Record-Setting High Temps to SoCal

    Monday brought a second day of record-setting heat across Southern California as a January heat wave made winter feel a lot more like summer. As of noon, several cities hit new records for the day, including Long Beach (86) and Camarillo (86). Records also were made Sunday. Powerful winds continued Monday, including gusts that topped 50 mph in some canyon and peak areas. The conditions sparked a small brush fire early Monday in Malibu. Read the full story on LATimes.com.