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
  • Supporters of the homeless tax ballot measure hold signs. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

    Sales Tax Measure to Aid L.A. County Homeless Placed on March Ballot

    After listening to a cavalcade of speakers praise them for a vote they hadn’t yet taken, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously placed a quarter-cent sales tax proposal on the March ballot to fund homeless programs. The five supervisors voted with little comment on the measure, which is expected to raise about $355 million a year over its 10-year lifespan if it gains the two-thirds majority required. Instead, they left the talking to nearly 100 speakers who came to […]

  • Winds damaged a home in La Canada Flintridge on Dec. 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Strong, Damaging Winds, Cool Temperatures Expected Throughout SoCal; Gusts Could Reach 60 to 80 MPH

    Strong, cold and damaging Santa Ana winds are blowing through Southern California Friday into Saturday, the National Weather Service reported. The strongest winds are likely to occur all day Friday and into Friday night, according to the agency. A high wind warning and a wind advisory are in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday. By Friday afternoon, the strongest gust was 70 mph in Fremont Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains, according to the weather service. A gust of 67 mph was recorded […]

  • Mountain lion P-45 is shown in an undated image released by the National Park Service.

    Malibu Rancher Who Obtained Permit to Kill P-45 Says She Wants to Save Mountain Lion

    The mountain lion known as P-45 has been granted a reprieve by the owner of 10 alpacas that the big cat is suspected of slaughtering recently. Victoria Vaughn-Perling will work with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service toward a goal of having authorities capture the animal and then decide whether to relocate it in the Santa Monica Mountains or place it in captivity, her attorney, Reid Breitman, said Thursday. State officials on Monday issued […]

  • A still of a video that purports to show a violent incident involving actor Anthony Michael Hall.

    Surveillance Video Captures Violent Encounter Allegedly Involving Actor Anthony Michael Hall

    Surveillance footage exclusively obtained by KTLA purportedly shows the incident that resulted in battery charges against actor Anthony Michael Hall following a violent encounter with a neighbor in Playa del Rey. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News 1 on Nov. 30, 2016.

  • Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting at the Toluca Hills Apartments in Hollywood Hills on Nov. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Investigating Body Found in Parking Structure at Hollywood Hills Apartment Complex as Homicide

    Police on Tuesday were investigating a body found in suspicious circumstances in the Hollywood Hills, on the border with Studio City, authorities said. Officers responded to a call about a dead body at the Toluca Hills Apartments in the 3600 block of Barham Boulevard around 1:27 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. The incident was being investigated as a “murder,” he said. North Hollywood officers told homicide detectives they found the body of a Hispanic male in […]

  • Stephen Woolery of the FBI speaks at an L.A. news conference Nov. 28, 2016, on threatening letters sent to mosques. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD, FBI Address Threatening Letters Sent to California Mosques

    Los Angeles city and county law enforcement, along with the FBI and Muslim community leaders on Monday condemned a vitriolic letter that was sent to multiple California mosques. The author addressed the letter “to the children of Satan” and called Muslims “a vile and filthy people.” “There’s a new sheriff in town,” the letter said, “President Donald Trump.” At a midday news conference, representatives of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI urged anyone who […]

  • Danah Rojo Rivas, 16, is pictured in a Facebook photo.

    Girl, 16, Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church With Family

    A 16-year-old girl riding in the backseat of a car with her family as she was returning from church was fatally shot Wednesday night when a gunman’s stray bullet missed its intended target and struck her, officials said. The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Robert Gray said. Investigators believe the intended targets, two men, were driving in a Saturn that was being chased by […]

  • Passengers try out the new automated TSA security checkpoint at LAX on Nov. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record Number of Travelers Descend on LAX During Thanksgiving Holiday

    A record number of Thanksgiving travelers are expected to go through Los Angeles International Airport this long holiday weekend. Wendy Burch and Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 16, 2016.

  • Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)

    Doctor Called 911 for Kanye West During Breakdown

    Kanye West’s personal doctor is reported to have made the 911 call Monday that resulted in the rapper’s hospitalization. Dr. Michael Farzam told police that his patient “Jim Jones” was suffering from temporary psychosis as a result of sleep deprivation and dehydration, TMZ on Tuesday quoted law enforcement sources as saying. Farzam said his 39-year-old patient had tried to assault a staffer at his trainer’s gym, the website reported from a police report it had obtained. Although “Jones” wasn’t violent, […]