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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
  • Hugo Gonzalez is shown in a photo released by the Ontario Police Department on April 5, 2018.

    Man Arrested After Small Explosive Device Detonated Inside Ontario Sam’s Club: Police

    A man was arrested Thursday after a two small explosive devices were detonated inside an Ontario Sam’s Club, police said. It is unclear what time the incident was reported, but about 3:40 p.m. the Ontario Police Department tweeted that they responded to a possible fire at 951 North Milken Avenue. The store was evacuated and the two devices caught products in their proximity on fire, but Sam’s Club employees were able to extinguish the small blazes quickly, police said. No […]

  • The charred body of a car is seen after it was involved in a fatal crash in Gardena on April 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Possible Street Racing Investigated After 2 Die in Fiery Single-Vehicle Crash in Gardena

    Two men died after the car they were in veered off the roadway and slammed into a building in Gardena, near the border with Hawthorne, officials said Wednesday. A large blaze engulfed the vehicle following the crash, which occurred in the 13000 block of Crenshaw Boulevard before 9 p.m., according to Lt. Steve Prendergast. The northbound lanes of Crenshaw Boulevard remained closed from 135th Street to El Segundo Boulevard throughout the night, and it was unclear when they would reopen. […]

  • Inner City Youth Orchestra Holds Special Performance on 50th Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Death in Downtown L.A.

    A mass of events were held to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his tragic death, including a service of remembrance put on by the Inner City Youth Orchestra at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 4, 2018.

  • Police Search for Woman Accused of Stealing Car Carrying Baby — Later Found Unharmed — in Van Nuys

    Police are searching for a woman suspected of stealing a car while a baby, who was later found unharmed, was left inside the running vehicle in Van Nuys late Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Maria Elizabeth De La Torre  is wanted by the LAPD on suspicion of kidnapping and grand theft auto, officials said. She is described by police as a Hispanic woman with black hair, brown eyes and standing about 5 feet tall and weighing about […]

  • A plane is seen after it crash landed near Santa Paula in a photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department on March 31, 2018.

    2 Dead in Ventura County Plane Crash: Fire Officials

    Two people died after a small plane crashed near Santa Paula Saturday afternoon, officials said. The two victims were found dead at the scene after incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. in the 17800 block of South Mountain Road, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Both victims were men and were killed on impact, Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Buschow told KTLA. Their identities were not released, pending notification of their next of kin. The two-seater aircraft went down into […]

  • Dodgers Unveil Merchandise Celebrating Team’s 60th Anniversary in Los Angeles

    The Dodgers have a slew of new merchandise to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the team’s move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Chris Wolfe reports from Dodger Stadium for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 30, 2018.

  • Kirk Gibson rounds the bases after hitting his famous game-winning home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. (Credit: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times)

    With Eye on World Series, Dodgers to Honor 30th Anniversary of ’88 Championship on Opening Day

    Thirty years. That’s how long it’s been since the Los Angeles Dodgers won their last championship. Coming off a heartbreaking World Series loss to the Houston Astros in Game 7 at home last season, the Boys in Blue will look toward the future while simultaneously honoring their past on opening day at Dodger Stadium Thursday. As the team celebrates its 60th year in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will pay tribute to one of the greatest moments in the team’s history: […]

  • Adea Shabani, 25, is seen in a photo shared by her family on March 1, 2018.

    Search for Missing Actress in Hollywood Continues as Friend of Man Linked to Case Speaks Out

    The search for an aspiring actress living in Hollywood continued Monday night as KTLA spoke with a man who said he knew the now dead man who sources previously linked to her, saying they were romantically involved. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 26, 2018.

  • Gun rights advocates rallied in Westwood in a protest that appeared considerably smaller than the massive crowds seen around the nation as March for Our Lives protests unfolded that same day on March 24, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gun Rights Advocates Rally in Westwood, Opposing Nationwide March for Our Lives Protests

    Some Second Amendment supporters rallied in Westwood, showing their support for access to firearms while hundreds of thousands in cities around the country called for stricter gun laws to stop mass shootings. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 24, 2018.