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.

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    Blind Passengers Say Uber Driver Denied Them a Ride Due to Service Dogs

    A man and woman, both legally blind, said an Uber driver denied them a ride because they were accompanied by their service dogs. Chris Wolfe reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Erik Nava is credited with saving a 7-month-old baby's life. (Credit: LASD)

    Sheriff’s Deputy Credited With Saving ‘Unresponsive’ 7-Month-Old Baby in La Puente

    A quick-thinking deputy has been credited with saving the life of a 7-month-old baby after the child’s frantic mother reported the little boy not breathing in a car in La Puente, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Erik Nava was recognized at an appearance at the sheriff’s Industry Station on Monday, when he stood alongside the child he saved, Sebastian Bernal, as well as the boy’s mother, Arjelia Lorenzo-Calleja. Lorenzo-Calleja had pulled over to the side of the road at […]

  • A file photo shows flags blowing on a windy day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gusty Winds, Low Humidity Prompt ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Warnings Across SoCal

    Gusty Santa Ana winds paired with low humidity and drought conditions across Southern California prompted the National Weather Service to warn of extreme fire danger in the region through the weekend. The weather service warned of dangerous conditions on Friday, and red flag warnings were issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. The warning was expected to last until 6 p.m. Sunday. “A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, […]

  • KTLA reporter Mark Mester stands next to Vasquez Canyon Road, which continued to buckle on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Landslide Buckles Vasquez Canyon Road; 2-Mile Stretch Closed Indefinitely

    A portion of Vasquez Canyon Road remained closed indefinitely Friday after a landslide prompted buckling and significant damage along a 2-mile stretch in the Canyon Country area. “This isn’t just the road; it’s the mountain itself that’s moving and it’s pushing the road up,” said Paul Funk with L.A. County Department of Public Works. The roadway was closed Thursday between Lost Creek Road and Vasquez Way after public works officials first noticed the shift around 10:30 that morning. The closure was said to be indefinite […]

  • Downey police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez is shown in a photo distributed by LASD on Nov. 19, 2015.

    Downey Officer Killed During ‘Botched Robbery Attempt’ Near Police Station: Investigators

    A Downey police officer who was fatally shot while sitting in his personal vehicle near the police station was the victim of a botched robbery, and three young men who fled the shooting were arrested and were being held on suspicion of murder Thursday in his death. Officer Ricardo Galvez was parked in an unmarked vehicle in a public parking lot next to the Downey Police Department, located at 10911 Brookshire Ave., when two people ran up and at least one opened […]

  • Eagles of Death Metal are seen in a photo posted to Flickr on Nov. 5, 2015. (Credit: Paul Hudson/Flickr via Creative Commons)

    SoCal Band ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ Played at Paris Venue Where Deadly Hostage Situation Occurred

    A Southern California rock band had played Friday night at the venue where hostages were reportedly taken following multiple attacks in Paris that left more than 150 dead. The hostage situation took place at the Bataclan theater, and the Associated Press reported that 100 people had been taken hostage. Related: More Than 150 Killed After Series of Coordinated Attacks in Paris attacks   Eagles of Death Metal, a rock group based in Palm Desert, was scheduled to perform at the Bataclan Friday […]

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    ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Describes Being Viciously Assaulted Near Hollywood Hills Home; Man Arrested

    Pauley Perrette, the actress best known for her role on the TV series “NCIS,” said she was attacked by a “VERY psychotic homeless man” near her Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, in an incident that she described on Twitter and in a subsequent interview. The violent encounter occurred about 5 p.m. in the 6000 block of Cahuenga Terrace (map), and resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old suspect, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “I was walking across my […]

  • Brent Butterworth rides his bike on a protected bike lane on Reseda Boulevard in this file photo. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    Critics’ Lawsuit Forces 2nd L.A. City Council Vote on Mobility Plan 2035

    Just a few months ago, dozens of activists appeared before the Los Angeles City Council to speak out on Mobility Plan 2035, the sweeping proposal for adding hundreds of miles of new bus- and bike-only lanes. On Tuesday, partisans on both sides will get another chance to sound off — but not because the council wanted another airing of the controversial plan, which seeks to reduce Angelenos’ reliance on the automobile. Faced with a lawsuit from a Westside nonprofit, several […]

  • An unarmed Navy missile is seen from Randsburg, Calif. The Navy fired the missile off the coast of Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, creating a bright light that streaked across the sky. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    U.S. Navy Launches 2nd, Final Missile Off SoCal Coast

    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second — and final — missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night’s launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of […]