Liberte Chan
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Liberté Chan is excited to be back as a weathercaster and reporter at KTLA 5 after getting her start at the station in 2003.

She worked under the late Hal Fishman, a legend in L.A. news, as a writer for his one-hour news show KTLA 5 News at 10.

Liberté then worked on the Central Coast reporting in Santa Barbara County for KCOY-TV/KKFX-TV. She was recognized by California Gov. Jerry Brown for outstanding reporting in a series of pieces on the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. Liberté was then hired as the weekday morning news anchor in Palm Springs for KMIR-TV.

She returned to KTLA in 2010.

Liberté has a master's degree in public health from USC, as well as a certification in broadcast journalism from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She graduated early from college, studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Liberté was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up as a competitive figure skater and was nationally ranked in both singles and pairs. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking and taking them to area dog parks. She is a self-proclaimed exercise addict and spends at least six days a week spinning or practicing yoga.


Recent Articles
  • Hurricane Odile, once a Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds, made landfall on the night of Sept. 14, 2014. The storm damaged many buildings, breaking windows and downing trees, in the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (Credit: CNN)

    Now a Tropical Storm, Odile Leaves Baja Drenched After Slamming Mexican Resorts

    The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday. Still packing 65 mph winds, the storm lashed the region with torrential rains and the potential for flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center. Rainfall amounts of 6-12 inches are forecast, with isolated amounts of up to 18 inches. Odile left a mess in its wake — snapped palm trees, washed out roads and tapped tourists trapped at […]

  • Liberte Chan Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, weather forecast. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sunday Forecast: Triple Digit Heat Expected in Southern California

    Extreme heat across SoCal was expected Sunday with daytime highs in the triple digits in the Inland valleys and 90s in the L.A. area. Along the coast, temperatures would top out in the mid 80s. There was a slight chance of showers in the mountains and a better chance of showers midweek.

  • ‘Liberte & Justice For Paws’ for Sunday, September 14

    Some loving pets are looking to find a new home. If you are interested in any of the animals featured today please contact the LA Animal Rescue as soon as possible.    

  • An excessive heat warning was in effect in L.A. and Ventura Counties on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Excessive Heat Warning Predicts Possible Record-Breaking Temperatures

    Possible record-breaking temperatures were expected in L.A. and Ventura Counties over the weekend, with the heat reaching triple digits in some areas. An excessive heat warning was in effect Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., predicting possible life-threatening temperatures, the National Weather Service stated. An excessive heat watch was then scheduled to take effect until Tuesday evening,  warning people that high temperatures were expected but exact times were unknown. Temperatures were expected to reach over 100 degrees in some areas during the day, […]

  • Water is seen swirling from beneath a collapsed road in Encino on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Leaves Pool of Water Swirling Beneath Street in Encino

    Water gushed and swirled beneath a collapsed street in an affluent area of Encino after an underground pipe broke Monday morning, leaving dozens without water service. Two homes had to be evacuated and about 100 people were affected by the water main break, which was reported at about 9:40 a.m. in the 17900 block of Karen Drive (map), according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were sent to the scene to shut water off to the […]

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    Sunday Forecast: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Inland Empire

    Hot and humid conditions today with showers/T-storms likely in the Inland Empire. The best chance of rain will be in the mountains and deserts, but there is still a 20% chance of rain in the LA/OC metro areas. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the I.E. as heavy downpours are possible today and tomorrow. Elevated surf and strong rip currents along the coast thru Monday.

  • ‘Liberte & Justice For Paws’ for Sunday, September 7

    Some loving pets are looking for a forever home. If you’re interested in any of these animals, please contact the Burbank Animal Shelter or Los Angeles Animal Rescue.  

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    KTLA Weather: Liberte Chan’s Saturday Forecast

    Hot and muggy conditions today with a chance of showers in the mountains and deserts. A better chance of seeing scattered showers throughout SoCal tomorrow. High Surf with dangerous rip currents along the coast. Liberte Chan reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

  • Jennifer Lawrence is pictured at 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Alleged nude photos of the Academy Award winner were released on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    Celebrity Nude Photos Reportedly Accessed by Phishing

    Naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and dozens of other celebrities were reportedly hacked from their Apple devices with the aid of phishing. Liberte Chan reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.