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
  • Employees from the Tommy Hilfiger West Hollywood clothing store make their way through the early morning rain after having their Christmas portrait made at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Underway as Powerful Storm Moves Into SoCal Bringing Threat of Heavy Rain, High Surf, Strong Winds

    A powerful storm that battered Oregon and the San Francisco Bay area earlier in the day began moving into Southern California Thursday night. The storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds, towering waves, dangerous lightning and possible flash flooding. The storm threat prompted both mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in multiple areas, where residents in burn areas spent the day stacking sandbags in hope of minimizing flood and mud damage. Forecasters predicted the “strong storm” could dump up […]

  • Dan Bilzerian is seen in a photo posted to his Instagram standing on a tank that's crushing a car.

    ‘King of Instagram’ Dan Bilzerian Arrested at LAX, Then Released From Custody

    Dan Bilzerian, an extremely wealthy social media celebrity who has been called the “King of Instagram,” was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport late Tuesday, police said. Bilzerian, 34, was booked at LAPD’s Pacific Division shortly after 10 p.m., jail records showed. He was being held without bail, but was released at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday after charges were dropped, according to an official at the Los Angeles County jail’s inmate reception area. According to LAPD Officer Jack Richter, Bilzerian had been arrested […]

  • Photos released by the FBI Dec. 10, 2014, show seven men wanted in connection with federal indictments related to criminal gang activity at the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights. Top row, left to right: Jose Lizarraga, Michael Mercado, Jerry Sala, David Smith. Bottom row, left to right: Javier Gutierrez, Luis Ortiz, Raymond Montes.

    FBI, LAPD Arrest Dozens of Alleged Gang Members in East L.A. Area; More Sought

    Twenty-five members of an East Los Angeles street gang were arrested and five more were being tracked as fugitives as hundreds of agents swarmed the Eastside on Wednesday in an operation authorities said was aimed at weakening a gang that has been rooted in the community for decades. The gang has been active in Boyle Heights for 50 years, officials said, describing the raids as a “day of accountability.” Federal prosecutors announced a sweeping indictment Wednesday morning against the Boyle […]

  • A protester yells at police on Alvarado Street. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    YouTube Video Showing LAPD Officer Swinging Baton at Protesters Prompts Investigation

    Los Angeles Police internal affairs investigators are looking into an officer’s use of a baton during a protest last week in South Los Angeles, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said a personnel complaint investigation was initiated after a protester showed Smith video of the incident, which occurred Dec. 1 near 65th Street and Broadway. A video uploaded to YouTube shows three officers taking a man on the ground into custody. As some demonstrators approach, other officers holding […]

  • Neighbors gather outside the scene of an apartment fire where a woman jumped from the third floor to escape the flames. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman, 54, Jumps From Third-Story Inglewood Apartment to Escape Fire

    A 54-year-old woman was in critical condition Thursday after jumping from her third-floor apartment in Inglewood to escape a kitchen fire. The fire was reported around 9:39 p.m. at an apartment building at 630 Venice Way, according to Supervisor Ed Pickett with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The sleeping woman woke up around 9:30 p.m. to find her apartment filled with smoke, fire Capt. Brian Jordan said. She was disoriented and, in a panic, jumped from her third-floor balcony, […]

  • Police are looking for a man and woman allegedly involved in an attack on an elderly man on a bus. (Credit: Culver City Police Department.

    Elderly Man Hospitalized After Attack on Culver City Bus; Pair Sought

    Police asked the public for help Thursday in their search for two people believed to be involved in an attack on a Culver City bus that put an elderly man in the hospital last month. The victim was riding the bus on Nov. 22 at about 1:45 p.m. when he became involved in an argument with a man believed to be in his early 20s, according to a news release from the Culver City Police Department. After arguing for a few […]

  • Debris is seen on Pacific Coast Highway after a rainstorm on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (Credit: VCNews)

    PCH Remains Closed in Ventura County After Heavy Rain Prompts Rock Slides, Mudflows

    A 9-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway remained closed in both directions Monday evening after heavy rain prompted rock slides and mudflows on the roadway in southern Ventura County. PCH was shut down Sunday afternoon between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads (map), where tons of mud, dirt and debris obstructed lanes between Malibu and Oxnard, according to the California Department of Transportation. The closure was creating headaches for area residents and businesses but Caltrans said safety came first. “It […]

  • Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is shown in a photo presented as evidence to a grand jury weighing whether he should be indicted in the Aug. 9, 2014, killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown. (Credit: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office)

    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns in Wake of Michael Brown Shooting

    Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday. The resignation came five days after a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson in the incident. The shooting of Brown, who was 18, sparked worldwide protests. The announcement Monday of no indictment triggered another round of demonstrations that continued through the week and into the weekend. Wilson had […]

  • About 35 people participated in Ferguson-related protests outside the Staples Center in downtown L.A. on Nov. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens March in Ferguson-Related Protest Near Staples Center

    Ferguson-related protests continued in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, five days after a Missouri grand jury decided not to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown. About 35 people gathered outside the Staples Center (map) Saturday afternoon and chanted, “no justice, no peace, no racist police” and “the people united will never be divided.” No one was believed to be arrested. At least eight protesters had been arrested in Los Angeles Friday and some […]