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Chip Yost is a KTLA reporter and Orange County Bureau Chief.

He joined KTLA in February of 2007 and though he reports on just about everything, his passion and background are in investigative reporting.

He won the 2013 Orange County Press Club award for “best investigative story” in the broadcast/online video category for his coverage of an upholstery business allegedly not fulfilling customers’ orders.

Chip won an Emmy for a story that had him tracking down fugitives who had escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections. He won a duPont Silver Baton (broadcast journalism’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) for another story where he exposed how a police car could turn into a fiery death trap for officers. Chip was also awarded a Golden Mike for his KTLA report about squatters taking over homes in an upscale Riverside neighborhood.

Before joining KTLA, Chip worked as an investigative and general assignment reporter at television stations in Denver (KUSA-TV), Tucson (KOLD-TV), Yuma (KYMA-TV) and San Diego (KGTV-TV).

Chip grew up in Ohio and earned his bachelor’s degree for business administration at the University of Cincinnati. After a stint as an outside sales representative for AirTouch Communications in Los Angeles, Chip went back to school to get his master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. If you don’t believe him, just ask to see his most recent student loan statement. He’s still paying it off.


Recent Articles
  • Cerissa Laura Riley (left) and Grant William Robicheaux (right) are shown in photos released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 18, 2018.

    More Than a Dozen Women, 1 Man Come Forward With Allegations Against O.C. Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Sexual Assault

    More than a dozen women and one man have come forward with allegations against a Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and his girlfriend who have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two victims, the Orange County District Attorney announced Friday. Though Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were charged in connection with assaulting two women earlier this week, authorities said they have received more than 50 credible leads about potential victims. Investigators have also expanded their inquiry […]

  • Saleh Ali is seen in a photo posted to Facebook by Brea police on Sept. 20, 2018.

    Police ID Man Arrested in Brea on Suspicion of Possessing 2 Homemade Bombs

    The identity and booking photo of a man suspected of having two homemade bombs inside his vehicle in Brea were released by police on Thursday. Saleh Ali, 47, was arrested on Tuesday after police officers pulled him over for having expired registration on the vehicle, officials said. He was arraigned on Thursday and his bail was set at $500,000, police said. The traffic stop took place in an area of South Orange Avenue and Imperial Highway around 9 p.m. that night, […]

  • A booking photo of Peter Gregory Chadwick was released in October 2012. (Credit: Newport Beach Police)

    Officials Announce $100K Reward for Information Leading to Capture of O.C. Fugitive Accused of Killing His Wife

    Authorities announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a Newport Beach fugitive who is wanted on suspicion of killing his wife in 2012, intensifying their ongoing efforts to apprehend the suspect. Peter Chadwick and his wife, Quee “Q.C.” Chadwick, disappeared from their Newport Beach home on October 12, 2012. The couple had three sons, who at the time were 9, 12 and 15. Chadwick eventually called 911 from a gas station in San Diego and told […]

  • Cerissa Laura Riley (left) and Grant William Robicheaux (right) are shown in photos released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 18, 2018.

    Newport Beach Surgeon, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women; Additional Victims Sought

    A Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women. Authorities are reviewing videos and photos found on the surgeon’s phone, indicating there may be many other possible victims out there, Orange County District Attorney’s Office officials announced Tuesday. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were each charged earlier this month with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff's Department released this image of a man suspected in a sexual assault at the San Juan Capistrano Library on Sept. 16, 2018.

    Surveillance Images Released of Suspect in Sexual Assault of Man With Autism at San Juan Capistrano Library

    Authorities on Monday released images from surveillance footage showing an individual suspected of sexually assaulting a man with autism inside a restroom at the San Juan Capistrano Public Library. The attack happened just after 1:15 p.m. on April 16, when a man with autism went to use a restroom at the library, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  When he was inside, another man entered the room carrying papers and a manila envelope, sheriff’s deputies said. He then sexually assaulted the […]

  • Firefighters respond to the scene of a reported explosion in Fullerton on Sept. 14, 2018. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department via Twitter)

    Fiery Explosion Triggers Lockdown at School in Fullerton; No Injuries Reported

    A loud and fiery explosion in a neighborhood in Fullerton triggered a lockdown at a nearby school Friday afternoon but authorities still don’t know what caused the explosion. Police officers and firefighters responded to reports of a home on fire and possible explosion in the 700 block of Carhart Avenue, police said just after 1:30 p.m.  That emergency response caused a lockdown at Fern Drive Elementary School, a nearby K-5th grade elementary school. By 3 p.m., authorities said the lockdown […]

  • A Santa Ana Police Department SWAT team carried out a raid an an internet cafe in Santa Ana as part of an investigation into gangs and firearms and Sept. 13, 2018.

    8 Arrested After SWAT Team Raids Santa Ana Internet Cafe in Gang, Gun Investigation

    Eight people were arrested after a SWAT team carried out a raid at a Santa Ana internet cafe Thursday afternoon as part of an investigation targeting gang activity and guns, authorities said. Officers showed up in force at the Happy Times Cyber Internet Cafe along 17th Street, near Bristol Street. Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said detectives suspect there’s been more going on there than video games. Authorities began investigating two weeks ago after numerous complaints from residents […]

  • A collision involving a truck and an SUV left two people dead in Irvine on Sept. 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead, 1 Injured After Crash Involving SUV and Box Truck in Irvine

    A crash involving an SUV and a box truck left two people dead and a third injured in Irvine on Thursday morning, police said. Officers and personnel from the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the area of Oak Canyon and Valley Oak Drive to a report of a crash shortly after 10 a.m., according to an Irvine Police Department news release. A witness told KTLA the SUV was stopped at a stop sign before making a left turn onto […]

  • A fatal crash on Sept. 11 is under investigation in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Crashes While Fleeing From Authorities in Santa Ana; 1 Killed, 2 Injured

    A suspected burglar is dead, and two others were sent to a hospital after a brief pursuit ended in a crash in Santa Ana Tuesday night. The incident began about 11 p.m. when a deputy noticed someone near a Tustin 7-Eleven store running toward a vehicle, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and the deputy followed, thinking a robbery or other crime had just occurred, Bertagna said. There […]