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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
  • Wayne Stuart Habell is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Aug. 16, 2018.

    Body Found in Montecito Area Where Authorities Are Searching for Missing L.A. County Fire Captain

    A man’s dead body was found Saturday in an area of Montecito where authorities have been searching for a missing L.A. County fire captain after he was reported missing earlier this week, officials said. While the body was found near the search site, authorities have not confirmed it’s the fire captain’s body. A frantic search for the missing captain, Wayne Stuart Habell, was launched by his family, friends and colleagues after he was last seen leaving his home in Newhall […]

  • The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility drew scrutiny when an natural gas leak forced residents in nearby Porter Ranch from their homes. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Porter Ranch Community, Local Leaders Concerned Over SoCal Gas’s $119.5M Settlement for Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

    Members of the Porter Ranch community and local leaders expressed concerns over SoCal Gas’s $119.5 million settlement with prosecutors and city, county and state officials — saying it doesn’t address the Aliso Canyon methane leak’s direct effects on local residents or ensure the facility is closed completely.

  • Authorities investigate following a car-to-car shooting on the 91 Freeway in the Gardena area on Aug. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Westbound 91 Freeway Reopens After Deadly Car-to-Car Shooting in Cerritos: CHP

    The westbound 91 Freeway was shut down through Cerritos for several hours Friday as authorities investigated a fatal car-to-car shooting. The incident was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. near the Artesia Boulevard exit, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan Brandt. Aerial video from the scene showed traffic was backed up for miles as the ensuing investigation forced the westbound freeway’s closure. After the sun had set, detectives were seen walking along the freeway with flashlights, combing the area for […]

  • Flooding, Lightning, Hail and Funnel Clouds: Summer Storm Brings Wild Weather to Parts of SoCal

    A summer storm blew through parts of the Southern California Thursday, bringing heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning and even hail to parts of the Inland Empire. Gushing, muddy waters flooded some streets in Phelan and other parts of San Bernardino County as pounding rain drenched the area during the afternoon, forcing many drivers to take immediate detours. Along Highway 18, a sheriff’s deputy helped a woman and her toddler after their van got stuck near Johnson Road. The San Bernardino […]

  • Home Surveillance Video of Trespassing Suspect Sparks Concern in Studio City

    Los Angeles police are searching for a man caught on home surveillance trespassing outside a townhouse in Studio City, where residents are seeking the public’s help in identifying him. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 13, 2018.

  • A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr Fire in Redding on July 27, 2018. The fire has burned over 44,000 acres and is just 3 percent contained as of Friday morning. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Firefighter Among 2 Dead as Carr Fire Destroys Homes in Redding; 5,000 Buildings Threatened

    There’s a 30,000-foot shadow cast over Northern California. A tall smoke plume, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, is the reason for the shadow, with the smoke coming from the Carr Fire in Shasta County. The fire has led to the evacuation of 38,000 residents within Shasta County and the burn area, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said. The California National Guard says it has 800 soldiers and airmen currently on the ground or en route to the […]

  • The Cranston Fire burns as a man takes photos near Idyllwild on July 26, 2018. (Credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

    Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency as Cranston Fire in Idyllwild Area Grows to 7,500 Acres

    Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Riverside County as the destructive Cranston Fire continued to spread and prompt new evacuations Thursday, one day after it was allegedly sparked by an arsonist in the Idyllwild area. The blaze grew by roughly 4 square miles as it burned through rough terrain and dry brush, but U.S. Forest Service spokesman Lee Beyer said it appeared to be moving into less populated areas in its second day. The previous day, at least […]

  • Triple-digit temperatures were reported in parts of Southern California on July 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    6 Deaths Tied to High Temperatures in Riverside County, Health Officials Say

    At least six heat-related deaths have been reported in Riverside County this month, prompting health officials to issue a warning as temperatures were expected to spike again this week. The six deaths occurred over a 10-day period, from July 7 to July 17, and the last two were announced Tuesday. Three were reported in Hemet, including an 86-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man who were discovered deceased together inside a home on July 8, according to a news release from Riverside […]

  • Police are seen outside a Silver Lake Trader Joe's store, where a possible hostage situation was reported on July 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Killed in Standoff at Silver Lake Trader Joe’s; Others Injured, Suspect Arrested

    The 28-year-old armed man who ran into a Silver Lake Trader Joe’s after a shoot-out with police surrendered to officers at the scene Saturday — ending an hourslong standoff that left one woman dead, two other women injured with gunshot wounds and another six people taken to the hospital. People inside the grocery store were faced with gunfire and a scene of chaos earlier in the afternoon, when the suspect entered the store just after 3 p.m. He allegedly held multiple […]