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
  • A rat is seen in this image from an undated video. (Credit: KTLA)

    Widespread Rat Infestation in DTLA Prompts Activists to Demand Officials Declare Public Health Emergency

    Los Angeles’ rodent problem has gotten so far out of control that some experts are asking the governor to declare an emergency. With an increasing homeless population comes an influx of rats and mice, particularly in downtown L.A. Rats are known to carry dangerous diseases, which have already affected City Hall workers and Los Angeles police officers.

  • One person was killed and more than a dozen others hurt in an explosion that destroyed a home in Murrieta on July 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCalGas Worker Dead, 15 People Hurt After Explosion Destroys Murrieta Home

    A Southern California Gas Co. worker was killed and 15 people were injured after a contractor who hadn’t called to check for gas lines began digging outside a Murrieta home, rupturing a line, which led to a gas explosion that destroyed the home Monday. Firefighters were dispatched to a reported gas line rupture in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail shortly before 11 a.m. according to Murrieta Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Chief David Lantzer. They discovered a gas […]

  • A man who goes by "PJ" appears in a photo provided by his coworkers at a Hawthorne barbershop on June 28, 2019.

    Vigil Held for Barber Fatally Shot in Front of Hawthorne Shop as Search for Assailant Continues

    Family and friends held a vigil Saturday for a barber killed in a shooting in Hawthorne as the search continued for his attacker, who also shot and wounded another person. The assailant shot two men around 11 a.m. Friday just outside the En Effect Barber Shop in a strip mall in the 14100 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, near the Gardena border, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said. One of them was struck in the torso and succumbed to […]

  • MacKenzie Lueck is seen in a photo posted to her Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2019.

    Missing El Segundo Woman Mackenzie Lueck Was Kidnapped, Killed; Man Arrested: Utah Police

    A Utah college student missing 11 days was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now facing aggravated murder and other charges, authorities said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, who became emotional at times during a morning press conference, said Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. He was arrested without incident Friday […]

  • MacKenzie Lueck is seen in a photo posted to her Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2019.

    ‘Person of Interest’ Investigated in Disappearance of El Segundo Woman Mackenzie Lueck: Utah Police

    A man whose home was searched as police investigate the disappearance of a Utah college student was named a “person of interest” in the case Thursday, and police were trying to find a mattress that had been inside his home. The announcement came shortly after authorities spent about 19 hours searching the man’s home in a middle class Salt Lake City neighborhood. Neighbors described officers entering the home with shovels and police dogs. Investigators were also seen taking large brown […]

  • Dr. George Tyndall is seen in an undated photo obtained from USC by the Los Angeles Times. On the right, an undated photo shows the University of Southern California. (Credit: USC; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Former USC Gynecologist George Tyndall Arrested, Charged in Sex Assaults of 16 Patients

    A former on-campus University of Southern California gynecologist was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting 16 patients over the course of seven years, authorities said. George Tyndall, 72, was charged with a total of 29 felony counts, including 18 counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 53 years in state prison if convicted as charged, authorities said. The victims, […]

  • Gabriela Keeton is seen in a photo released by police.

    San Bernardino Mother Arrested After Her Child Accidentally Shoots, Kills 12-Year-Old Twin Brother: Police

    A San Bernardino mother was arrested after her 12-year-old son was shot and killed by his twin brother, who gained access to an “unsecured” firearm prior to the accidental shooting, police said Tuesday. Officers responded to the 900 block of East Central Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday, where they found the pre-teen with a gunshot wound, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. The boy died after being transported to a local hospital. He was not immediately identified. […]

  • Dmitry Koltsov is seen in this undated photo via GoFundMe.

    Russian Snowboarding Champion Killed in DTLA by Gunman Who Shot Off-Duty Deputy: Police

    Dmitry Koltsov spent most of his life with two feet planted on a board. His ability to pull off precise tricks and flips while vaulting through the air on a snowboard earned him a place on the podium at Russian championship meets and international competitions. Friends said his daredevil nature also made him a hero at skate parks in Southern California. He’d even taken his talents to the ocean, working as a surf instructor in Bali and later Los Angeles. […]

  • Buena Park police released surveillance video of a man being brutally beaten at a bus stop in Buena Park on June 13, 2019.

    Suspect Accused of Beating 65-Year-Old Man Unconscious at O.C. Bus Stop Tied to 2nd ‘Brutal’ Attack: Police

    A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the vicious beating of a senior citizen at a Buena Park bus stop after being involved in a similar incident in another part of Orange County, police announced Friday. The Buena Park Police Department began an investigation on Wednesday, after the suspect — identified as Kenneth Heimlich of Placentia — allegedly shoved the 65-year-old man to the ground and began assaulting him, according to a police statement. Heimlich was apparently embroiled […]

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