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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
  • Deputy Larry Falce is seen in this photo released by the Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Association.

    Man Charged With Murder in Attack of 70-Year-Old Off-Duty Deputy in San Bernardino

    A man has been charged with murder in the attack of a 70-year-old off-duty patrolman on New Year’s Eve in San Bernardino, officials said Wednesday. Alonzo Leron Smith, 30, allegedly struck Lawrence “Larry” Falce after a minor crash Sunday morning, causing the deputy’s death. Falce, a 36-year veteran with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, was driving his personal vehicle on Kendall Drive and University Parkway around 10:50 a.m. when witnesses said he slowed down upon seeing at least one dog on […]

  • San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Dies After Being ‘Violently Attacked’ Following Minor Crash: Officials

    A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who was “violently attacked” and severely injured after a traffic collision on New Year’s Eve has died, authorities said. Deputy Lawrence “Larry” Falce, 70, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department. Falce was off-duty when he was involved in a minor crash on Kendall Drive and University Parkway in San Bernardino about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, investigators said. After the crash, both drivers stopped and made contact. Then, […]

  • bby Taylor, left, and Macey Glassco of the Albertville High School Band of Albertville, Alabama, take in the excitement before the start of the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2018. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    While Much of U.S. Shivers, Blue Skies and Mild Temps Make SoCal Picture Perfect at Rose Parade

    It was the kind of famously-mild Southern California winter day that would make any shivering East Coaster jealous. The sky was a picture-perfect blue, the sun shone bright, and the flower-covered floats delighted with a kaleidoscope of color as tens of thousands of people rang in the new year at the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena. While revelers in New York City’s Times Square welcomed 2018 during the city’s second-coldest New Year’s Eve on record — a frigid 10 degrees […]

  • Fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

    Revelers Around the Globe Ring in 2018 Amid Heightened Security

    Throngs of revelers packed cities around the globe to usher in 2018 with public celebrations and fireworks, despite fears of terrorism and frigid weather in some places. Throngs of revelers packed cities around the globe to usher in 2018 with public celebrations and fireworks, despite fears of terrorism and frigid weather in some places. In New York, hundreds of thousands of people packed Times Square in the 10-degree Fahrenheit weather to watch the 2018 ball drop and confetti rain down […]

  • Koreatown Groomer Mistakenly Gives Dog Away to Person Pretending to Be Owner’s Nephew

    A grooming business in Koreatown mistakenly gave a Shih Tzu away to someone pretending to be the dog owner’s nephew. Laura Taylor, who’s seeking the public’s help in finding her 11-year-old pet, can be reached at 310-433-4242 or 310-844-4854. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 30, 2017.

  • Long Beach police respond to reports of a shooter on East San Antonio Drive on Dec. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two Men, Including Gunman, Dead in Long Beach Law Office Shooting: Police

    A shooting at a Long Beach law firm on Friday afternoon left two men dead, including the gunman, and one injured, authorities said. The gunfire was reported around 2:25 p.m., Long Beach Police Sgt. Brad Johnson said in a news conference. Upon arriving inside a law office on the 300 block of East San Antonio Drive, police discovered two bodies, including that of the shooter who appeared to have died of a self-inflicted wound, Johnson said. While one victim did not survive, […]

  • The Oro Vista Fire burned in the Sunland area on Dec. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Oro Vista Fire That Threatened Home in Sunland Area Knocked Down After Burning 13 Acres, LAFD Says

    A 13-acre brush fire that was burning near dozens of hillside homes in the Sunland area and threatened structures Thursday night has been declared a knockdown by L.A. fire officials. It took 163 firefighters a little over four hours to extinguish the “major emergency” fire, which erupted just before 8 p.m. in Big Tujunga Canyon, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported as crews battled the flames by ground and air […]

  • A man and woman were found fatally stabbed in Baldwin Park on Dec. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officers Conducting Welfare Check Find Man, Woman Fatally Stabbed in Baldwin Park Residence: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman who were found stabbed in a Baldwin Park residence on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Officers from the Baldwin Park Police Department were initially dispatched to the 4200 block of Center Street around 11:45 a.m. for a “check the welfare” call, according to a sheriff’s news release. When they arrived at the location, an apartment complex, the officers discovered the two victims with apparent stab […]

  • CSULA Police Officer Saves Money to Buy Bikes for Disabled Children

    A Cal State Los Angeles police officer saved enough money all year to buy bicycles and helmets for dozens children with special needs. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 21, 2017.