Chris Wolfe
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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
  • Box Truck Explosion Shuts Down Boyle Heights Street; No Injuries Reported: Officials

    The rear of a box truck exploded in the middle of a street in Boyle Heights Friday evening. No injuries were reported, firefighters said. Authorities are now working to determine what led to the explosion, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at 2720 E. Olympic Blvd. It may have been caused by a propane tank that was being hauled on the back of the truck, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison. The L.A. Fire Department previously described […]

  • Ashley Gregorio, left, and Delila Rangel are seen in an undated photo provided by family.

    Driver Sought in South L.A. Street Racing Crash That Left 9-Year-Old Best Friends in Medically Induced Comas

    Police are seeking the public’s help, and offering a $25,000 reward, in hope of finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a suspected street-racing crash in South Los Angeles over the weekend that left two 9-year-old girls critically injured. A second alleged racer, who remained at the scene, was also severely injured in the collision that took place about 8:55 p.m. Dec. 9 at Hoover Street and Florence Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a written statement. Jazmin Torres, […]

  • Michael Angelo Gomez-Filippi recovers in the hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Upland in these undated photos provided by his family.

    Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Man Severely Injured in Upland

    Authorities are working to track down a motorist who slammed into a 29-year-old man crossing the street with friends in Upland over the weekend, leaving the victim with extensive injuries. Michael Angelo Gomez-Filippi was in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of North Euclid Avenue and C Street when he was struck by a dark vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Upland Police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said. Filippi was walking home with a group of friends after a night out […]

  • A man fatally shot by police at a 24 Hour Fitness in Hollywood is seen in a still from bodycam footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 11, 2018.

    LAPD Releases Bodycam Footage of Moments Leading up to Fatal Shooting of Trespassing Suspect in Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness

    Los Angeles police released footage on Tuesday showing the moments leading up to officers’ fatal shooting of a man during an altercation in a gym locker room in Hollywood, but the video fails to show the majority the struggle as both officers involved had left their bodycams on the ground. Officials now say the man killed, 30-year-old Albert Ramon Dorsey, had gone to the 24 Hour Fitness in The Dome Entertainment Centre at 6380 Sunset Blvd. the day of the […]

  • Nuns Allegedly Embezzled Funds From South Bay Catholic School to Pay for Gambling Trips to Las Vegas

    Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos. Adrian Alarcon, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said Monday the embezzlement appears to have gone on for about 10 years. During that time Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, which is overseen by the […]

  • Logan Paul holds his dog in front of a tiger cub in a video posted to his YouTube channel on Oct. 21, 2017.

    Studio City Man Charged After Tiger Cub Appears in Logan Paul YouTube Video

    A Studio City man could face nearly three years in jail from criminal charges involving a tiger cub that appeared in a video by social media personality Logan Paul, officials announced Wednesday. Nicholas Perkins, 32, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a tiger and one count of mistreatment of a tiger. He was also charged with possession of anabolic steroids. According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, an anonymous tipster in October 2017 alerted the state […]

  • Sandbags are seen piled up in Malibu on Dec. 4, 2018, as local residents prepare for the possibility of mudslides triggered by coming rains. (Credit: KTLA)

    Malibu Residents, Others in Woolsey Burn Areas Prepare for Incoming Storm and Possible Mudslides

    Malibu residents and others living in areas scorched by the Woolsey Fire were filling and piling up sandbags Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the possibility of mudslides. The bags are available at fire stations around Los Angeles County while some areas burned by the recent wildfire have still yet to repopulate and recover, according to county emergency officials. A 20-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway has been closed as residents in the area brace for rainy weather that could […]

  • Detectives investigate the scene of a shooting that left one woman dead and another injured in South Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2018.

    1 Woman Killed, Another Injured in South L.A. Shooting

    A woman died and another woman was injured in a broad-daylight shooting in South Los Angeles on Monday, officials said. The gunfire was reported just after noon at Broadway and 88th Street, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said. Officers found a woman lying at the southeast corner of the intersection suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Lt. Byron Roberts of the LAPD’s South Bureau Homicide Division said. Paramedics took her to a hospital. “Life-saving measures were attempted. […]

  • Los Angeles City Hall was illuminated in red to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. 2018.

    Southern Californians Reflect During World AIDS Day

    Throughout Southern California and the world, people observed World Aids Day on Saturday. In 2017, nearly 37 million people worldwide lived with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, according to United Nations statistics. That represents an increase of 600,000 over the previous year. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 1, 2018. City Hall glowing red for #WorldAIDSDay in remembrance of all those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS. We’re committed to a world free of this […]