Chris Wolfe

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
  • In this file photo, Robert Mueller, then the director of the FBI, arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill on September 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

    Special Counsel Mueller Closes Russia-Trump Probe With No New Indictments

    Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings. The report’s details remained a mystery, accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepared to release the “principal conclusions” soon. But the closure of the¬†22-month probe¬†without additional indictments by Mueller was welcome […]

  • Heavy rain caused widespread flooding on the 710 Freeway at the 91 interchange on March 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Spring Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Lightning, Hail to SoCal; 710 Fwy Reopens After Flooding Prompts Closures

    The first day of spring got off to a wet start in Southern California Wednesday as a cold weather system brought wild weather to the region, including torrential downpours, thunderstorms, lightning and hail. Nonstop rain drenched the Compton area for nearly 2 hours after noon, dropping more than 3/4 inches of rain in the span of an hour. By late afternoon, a total of 1.57 inches was reported at Compton Creek, according to the National Weather Service. The heavy rain […]

  • A car is seen after crashing into a gym in La Mirada on March 19, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Stolen Car Plows Into La Mirada Crunch Fitness: LASD

    A man who crashed a stolen vehicle through a Crunch Fitness gym in La Mirada Tuesday morning was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said. Sergio Reyes, 32, had fled the scene after getting into the passenger side of an awaiting vehicle but was eventually located and arrested with the help of some witnesses who’d followed him, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Deputies initially responded to a call of a vehicle into a […]

  • Crews respond to a home in Monterey Park after a trash truck that was on fire crashed into the front yard on March 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trash Truck Catches Fire, Crashes Into Front Yard of Monterey Park Home

    A trash truck caught fire before rolling down a hill and crashing into the front yard of a home in Monterey Park Monday morning. The incident was reported about 10:40 a.m. near the intersection of South Abajo Drive and West Verde Vista Drive, according to the Monterey Park Fire Department. The truck was engulfed in flames and stopped on the road, before it rolled down a hill, hit a car parked on the street and crashed into the front yard […]

  • A small plane in a home's yard after crashing into a residential neighborhood in Riverside on March 16, 2019. (Credit: CasperNews)

    1 Dead After Small Plane Apparently Nosedives Into Riverside Neighborhood

    One person died after a small plane crashed in a residential area in Riverside around noon on Saturday, authorities said. The incident happened in the 10500 block of Robinson Avenue near Norwood Avenue in the La Sierra area, according to the Riverside police and fire departments. “[The plane] was going lower and lower and he just nosedives straight down,” witness Amber Short said. Area residents described hearing a loud boom. The crash left one person dead, police confirmed to KTLA. […]

  • Family members of Trinity Love Jones pay their respects at the memorial near where her body was found in Hacienda Heights. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trail Worker Who Found Little Girl’s Body in Hacienda Heights Speaks About Tragic Ordeal

    A day after authorities identified the little girl found deceased and stuffed inside a duffel bag, the county maintenance worker who initially made the horrific discovery spoke out about the encounter. The county maintenance worker, who asked not to be identified, spoke to KTLA on Monday, but the interview did not last long. The emotions were too much. “We started trimming the trees a little bit down the trail, and then we glanced to the left because we started picking […]

  • 9-Year-Old Girl Found Dead Inside Duffel Bag in Hacienda Heights Identified; 2 ‘Persons of Interest’ Detained

    Family members and investigators on Sunday identified a little girl whose body was discovered in a duffel bag at the bottom of an embankment in Hacienda Heights last week, and announced two “persons of interest” are being detained in connection with her death. Trinity Love Jones, 9, was the young victim who was found dead about 10 a.m. Tuesday along a hiking trail in the area of Colima Road and Hacienda Boulevard, near the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, her father, […]

  • Los Angeles Fire Department officials an Community Emergency Response Team volunteers took part in a massive earthquake drill in Sylmar on March 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters, Volunteers Hold Massive Earthquake Drill in Sylmar

    Volunteers and Los Angeles Fire Department officials gathered in Sylmar Saturday for a large-scale, highly-realistic drill to help prepare for a massive earthquake in Southern California. More than 120 Community Emergency Response Team volunteers joined in the training, held at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park, which included realistic disaster scenarios complete with actors playing the parts of injured patients, complete with special effects-style injuries. Some appeared dazed, others were bleeding, pinned under debris or unconscious. The drill provides volunteers with […]

  • Traffic is seen on the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine area on March 8, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Snow Flurry Prompts Bakersfield CHP to Provide Temporary Escorts Over Grapevine

    A snow flurry Friday morning prompted California Highway Patrol officers in Bakersfield to temporarily escort southbound drivers over the Grapevine. One lane of the 5 Freeway had to be closed at Laval Road in the Wheeler Ridge area just after 6:30 a.m., the CHP reported on its traffic incident log. Drivers were being escorted by officers using the remaining three lanes, according to the CHP. No closures had been reported for northbound traffic. We are starting to escort traffic over […]

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