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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
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    Weather Alerts Issued As Heat Wave Arrives in SoCal

    Hot weather alerts have been issued Friday as a heat wave settles in over Southern California. Chris Wolfe reports from Hansen Dam for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on July 22, 2016.

  • Beaches in Long Beach remained closed on July 20, 2016 days after a sewage spill in Boyle Heights. (Credit: KTLA)

    Beaches in Long Beach Remain Closed Days After L.A. Sewage Spill

    Days after a sewage leak, beaches in Long Beach will remain closed until a second set of samples come back clean. Nelson Kerr, manager of Long Beach’s Bureau of Environmental Health, said initial test samples came back clean Tuesday, but a second set was taken to verify that the waters were safe. “The lab results look good,” he said. “When the first set of samples came in, there was no indication of a sewage spill, but we’re testing the waters […]

  • A couple jog along the shoreline in Long Beach, where officials have closed the beach to swimming after a 1.5 million gallon sewage spill in L.A. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Sewage Spill in L.A. Grows to 2.4 Million Gallons, Forces Closure of Beaches in Long Beach

    A damaged sewage line that has been a hazard since Monday afternoon ruptured again Tuesday, spilling at least 2.4 million gallons of sewage into the Los Angeles River and forcing the closure of all beaches in Long Beach, officials said. Crews worked overnight to contain the initial spill and finally stopped it at 10 p.m. Monday, said Tonya Durrell, a spokesman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. However, the cracked pipe split again Tuesday as repairs […]

  • Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca leaves a downtown courthouse in February 2016 after pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Rejects as Too Lenient Plea Deal for Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca in Jail Abuse Scandal

    A federal judge on Monday rejected a plea deal for former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who had admitted he lied to FBI agents investigating inmate abuse at jails. In a packed downtown Los Angeles courtroom, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said the February plea agreement between Baca and federal prosecutors would have allowed the longtime head of the Sheriff’s Department to get off too easy. Under the terms of that deal, Baca, 74, would have received a sentence of no […]

  • Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were among the more than 84 people killed on July 15, 2016 during the terror attack in Nice, France.

    Texas Father and Son Among Victims in Nice, France Attack

    The Copeland family vacation started with the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, moved to the marvels of Barcelona and ended tragically as the Bastille Day fireworks faded over Nice, France. Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were among the more than 80 people killed Thursday when a truck zig-zagged through a screaming crowd for more than a mile along the Promenade des Anglais, according to a family representative. They had traveled from the Austin, Texas, area […]

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose on June 2, 2016. (Credit:  JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump to Attend Two Events in L.A. Area Thursday

    Donald Trump is in the Los Angeles area for a pair of events in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air Thursday, one day before he is expected to officially announce his running mate. Chris Wolfe reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 14, 2016.

  • Glendale police are growing beards to help raise money for Jorge Acevedo to install a wheelchair lift in his home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Glendale Police Grow Beards in Effort to Help Volunteer Who Suffered Stroke

    Glendale police officers came up with a unique fundraiser recently to help a volunteer — whose dreams of becoming an officer himself were derailed by violence — make his home wheelchair accessible. During the entire month of July, officers who donate $50 to raise money for police volunteer Jorge Acevedo will be allowed to ignore the department’s grooming requirements and grow a beard. “You know as the chief I was kind of a little leery about it at first … wondering […]

  • Fermin Vincent Valenzuela II is seen in a photo released at a news conference on July 11, 2016, one day after his death. His family's attorney says officers beat him and shocked him with a Taser.

    Man in Coma After Confrontation With Anaheim Police Has Died, Family’s Lawyer Says

    An Anaheim man who had been in a coma since a confrontation with police officers a week ago died Sunday, his family’s lawyer said. Fermin Vincent Valenzuela II died at West Anaheim Medical Center, said the attorney, Garo Mardirossian. A cause of death was not immediately available. In an incident now under investigation by prosecutors, Anaheim police officers stopped Valenzuela on July 2 after receiving a call about a suspicious man following a woman to her home in the 2600 block of […]

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    Dallas Police Headquarters on High Alert After Receiving Anonymous Threat

    Dallas police officers searched for hours for a suspicious person in the parking garage at their headquarters Saturday, the department tweeted. The search yielded no suspects or strange items, the department said. Officers and police dogs searched the three-story facility for several hours. It was unclear who reported the suspicious person. The search came as visitors were dropping by the headquarters to pay tribute at a memorial for five police officers who were killed by a gunman Thursday night after […]