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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
  • In this photo illustration, the words 'IN' and 'OUT' are depicted on mugs on March 17, 2016, in London. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Dow Slumps, Following Global Market Decline Amid Brexit Fallout

    U.S. stocks followed global markets further into the red on Monday as the Brexit fallout continues to ripple around the world. The Dow slumped 261 points to the lowest level in over three months. That’s on top of Friday’s plunge that wiped out 610 points from the index. The combined loss of nearly 900 points makes the post-Brexit turmoil the worst two-day period for U.S. stocks since the August 2015 freakout. European stock markets came under heavier pressure and the […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies take into custody a man they believe shot two deputies during a wild foot chase across a residential neighborhood in Bellflower on Friday morning. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Suspected Gunman Captured After Shooting, Critically Wounding 2 Deputies in Bellflower

    A 39-year-old man suspected of failing to stop at a DUI checkpoint and then critically wounding two Sheriff’s Department deputies during a series of shootouts in Bellflower has been taken into custody following a hostage situation, authorities announced Friday morning. The incident began when deputies tried to pull over an erratic driver who knocked over a bunch of cones at a DUI checkpoint on Lakewood Boulevard at about 10:50 p.m., Deputy Trina Schrader with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

  • A crude oil leak is seen in an image posted to Twitter by the Ventura County Fire Department.

    700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

    Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in a Ventura canyon Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting the response of multiple hazardous materials teams that were able to contain the oil, authorities said. The leak was initially reported from an inland platform about 5:30 a.m. near Hall Canyon Road and Sunset Drive, about 1 mile inland of San Buenaventura State Beach, according to the Ventura County Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. By 8:45 a.m., it had flowed […]

  • A man wanted for trying to sexually assault and beating a woman in Hollywood is shown in a surveillance still provided by LAPD.

    Man Tried to Sexually Assault 80-Year-Old in Her Hollywood Apartment: LAPD

    Police are looking for a man who apparently randomly targeted an 80-year-old woman, attempting to sexually assault her and leaving her severely beaten in her apartment in Hollywood, LAPD announced Wednesday. The assault occurred early Saturday morning, June 18, at the woman’s apartment complex near Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. The assailant, who was captured on two surveillance video cameras in the complex, took the elevator to the upper floors of the […]

  • A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Fish fire near Duarte on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Ordered as 2 Wildfires Burn 4,500 Acres in San Gabriel Mountains

    Firefighters are battling a pair of fast-moving brush fires that consumed some 4,500 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains, prompting the evacuation of about 685 homes as triple-digit temperatures hit the region Monday. The two fires started midday within an hour of each other and just a few miles apart above the cities of Azusa and Duarte, where it was 109 degrees early Monday evening. The first blaze erupted shortly after 11:15 a.m. along Highway 39 by the Morris Dam after […]

  • Firefighters are outlined by flames from the Sherpa Fire on June 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Local Emergency Declared in ‘Ominous’ 6,321-Acre Santa Barbara County Wildfire

    A wildfire that burned thousands of acres in Santa Barbara County prompted the declaration of  a local emergency as firefighters continued Friday to face difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the fire, which has been burning since it started near Refugio Road, west of Goleta, on Wednesday. The fire had scorched 6,321 acres and was 20 percent contained, according to a tweet from Santa Barbara County officials just after midnight. About 270 structures are threatened. A water treatment plant that serves […]

  • Santa Barbara County firefighters stand by for structure protection as the Scherpa Fire consumes heavy brush near Highway 101 on June 16, 2016. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Wildfire in Santa Barbara County Grows to 1,400 Acres; Evacuations in Effect; 101 Freeway Closed

    A “difficult” wildfire that prompted mandatory evacuations in the Refugio Canyon area of Santa Barbara County grew to an estimated 1,400 acres Thursday, and was being fanned overnight by winds gusting up to 45 mph. The wildfire started about 3:21 p.m. Wednesday off of Refugio Road and quickly burned through the steep, rugged terrain, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s InciWeb page. Chaparral, tall grass and dry brush in the Los Padres National Forest were providing fuel for the flames. The fuel in that […]

  • A dark plume of smoke is seen emanating from a commercial fire in Maywood on June 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Magnesium-Fueled Fire in Maywood Causes Explosions, Evacuations, Odors

    A magnesium-fueled fire that burned through a metal recycling facility and commercial buildings in Maywood caused several explosions, prompted evacuations and a smoke advisory and left thousands without power Tuesday. Powerful odors from the fire were reported in many parts of Los Angeles County, including as far away as the San Fernando Valley. The fire began in the 3500 block of Fruitland Avenue about 2:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A commercial building and a storage yard […]

  • A light plane crashed into a building in the 4600 block of W. Broadway in Hawthorne on June 10, 2016.
(Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Townhouse Complex Near Hawthorne Airport

    Firefighters responded Friday evening to a townhouse complex near the Hawthorne Airport after a light plane crashed into two units and caught fire. The plane went down around 5:12 p.m. in the 4600 block of W. Broadway killing two people on board, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The aircraft slammed into two townhouses in the complex, video of the scene showed. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported on the ground, fire officials said. […]