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
  • A woman was found dead in an apartment after a fire in Van Nuys on Jan. 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Person Found Dead With Multiple Stab Wounds After Fire at Van Nuys Apartment

    A homicide investigation was underway Saturday after firefighters extinguished a fire at a Van Nuys apartment building and found a person who may be transgender dead with multiple stab wounds. Firefighters responded about 5:06 a.m. to the two-story structure in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street (map), where they entered an apartment unit and “quickly extinguished” the flames, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said on Twitter. A woman’s body was discovered with possible stab wounds, said Officer Rosario […]

  • Christopher Martinez is pictured at the fire house with his buddies,  9-year-old Phinneus (left) and 3-year-old Mateo (right).

    SoCal Firefighter to Run Marathon in Full Gear to Raise Money for Kids With Cancer

    Christopher Martinez works for the Five Cities Fire Authority on the Central Coast. But on Sunday, the 39-year-old firefighter will be in Southern California suiting up for a different challenge. Martinez was set to compete in the Huntington Beach Marathon dressed in full gear. He was making the extra effort for 3-year-old Mateo who suffers from leukemia and 9-year-old Phinneus who was battling brain and spinal cancer. It all started with an online fundraising campaign that so far had raised […]

  • A booking photo of Peter Gregory Chadwick. (Credit: Newport Beach Police)

    Newport Beach Man Accused in Wife’s Death Disappears; Warrant Issued

    A Newport Beach man who was released on bail after being charged with murder in the death of his wife was being sought Wednesday after failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, was charged with one felony count of murder in connection with the death of Quee “Q.C.” Chadwick in the couple’s Newport Beach home in October 2012, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Chadwick was released from jail […]

  • A mother holds up a picture of a knife similar to one she said her daughter was threatened with by a classmate at Rowland Elementary school. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Claims School Covered Up ‘Snitches Get Stitches’ Threat Against Daughter

    The mother of a student at Rowland Avenue Elementary School in West Covina said Tuesday that her daughter was threatened with a knife by a classmate who warned her that “snitches get stitches.” Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

  • The Uber smartphone app is pictured over a parking lot as auto-rickshaws ply a road in the Indian capital New Delhi on Dec. 7, 2014. An Uber taxi driver allegedly raped a passenger in the Indian capital before threatening to kill her, police said December 7, in a blow to the company's safety-conscious image. (Credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ride-Share Services Uber and Lyft May Soon Be Returning to LAX

    Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

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    Wolfpack App Designed to Help Men Find Buddies to Hang Out With

    Hey guys, if you need some new buddies to hang out with, there’s now an app called Wolfpack that was designed to help you out. Chris Wolfe reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

  • Police were investigating after a shooting on the campus of El Camino College on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Ex-Student Who Claimed to Have a Hostage Shot by Officer at El Camino College: Police Chief

    An armed former student who was believed to have called police at El Camino College, saying someone was being held hostage in a parking lot, was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by responding officers Thursday, police said. The incident began when a call came into police dispatch about 11:30 a.m. from a man saying he was holding someone hostage in a stairwell of a parking garage on campus, which is in an unincorporated area of the South Bay near Torrance (map). […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    State of the Union: President Obama ‘Tonight We Turn the Page’

    President Barack Obama made a feisty pitch for economic populism in his penultimate State of the Union Tuesday night, touting the improving economy on his watch and making the case that government has a role in ensuring equal opportunity for all. Obama began his speech at 6:10 p.m. in front of a joint session of the House and Senate, declaring that “the shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong.” “At this moment — with […]

  • The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    MLK Day Observed in Los Angeles With 30th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day was being observed Monday in Los Angeles with the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade. More than 70,000 people were expected to attend the South L.A. parade, which was among the many events being held across the United States to commemorate the legacy of the leader of the civil rights movement. More videos: