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
  • Officials respond to the scene of a shooting that triggered a lockdown at Torres High School in East Los Angeles on Nov. 13, 2019. (Credit: L.A. County Sheriff's Department)

    Sword-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Deputy at Torres High School in East L.A.: Officials

    A man armed with a sword was fatally shot by a deputy at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, where he ran after officers tried to detain him at his family’s home, officials said. A family called 911 twice at around 8:35 a.m. and reported that a family member was violating a restraining order and causing a disturbance, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrived in the 900 block of Miller Avenue to find a […]

  • A memorial for the victims of the Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks appears in a photo posted by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office to Facebook on Nov. 7, 2019.

    Borderline Strong Party Honors Survivors and Victims of 2018 Borderline Shooting

    The inaugural Borderline Strong Party In The Park took place on Saturday to support the 248 survivors of the mass shooting that took place one year ago, on Nov. 7, 2018, and to celebrate the lives of the 12 victims. Chris Wolfe and Lauren Lyster report for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 9, 2019.

  • The remains of burnt down homes and vehicles are seen after the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on Nov. 13, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Recovery Efforts Continue From Devastating Woolsey Fire on 1 Year Anniversary

    Friday marked the one year anniversary of the Woolsey Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, and recovery efforts are still ongoing. The wildfire erupted near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory on Nov. 8, 2018, charring more than 151 square miles in Ventura and Los Angeles counties after it jumped the 101 Freeway and spread to the coast in Malibu. Three people died and more than 400 buildings were destroyed. Christina Pascucci and Chris Wolfe report for […]

  • A firefighter works to put out a house fire caused by the Tick Fire on Oct. 25, 2019, in Canyon Country, Calif. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Tick Fire Now 55% Contained at 4,600 Acres After Destroying 18 Structures in Santa Clarita Area

    The Tick Fire in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita grew more than 600 acres overnight as it destroyed 18 structures, burning through a total of 4,615 acres, authorities said Saturday. Containment reached 55%, up from 10% on Friday night, authorities said, after several neighborhoods were repopulated following evacuations of 40,000 people. Some areas remain evacuated as more than 1,300 firefighters continue battling the wildfire. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for L.A. County after the fire […]

  • A structure and vehicle stand scorched by the Tick Fire on October 25, 2019 in Canyon Country, California. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Some Tick Fire Evacuations Lifted in Canyon Country, Sand Canyon

    Authorities began the process of repopulating some of the Santa Clarita neighborhoods evacuated due to the Tick Fire on Friday afternoon, including neighborhoods in Canyon Country and Sand Canyon. Residents living between Whites Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road and South of Plum Canyon Road, were cleared to return home at 5 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Vince Pena said. Map of Fire Perimeter, Evacuation Zones Additionally, evacuation orders were lifted in the Sand […]

  • Embers from the Tick Fire burn a home in the Santa Clarita area on Oct. 25, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Repopulation Begins in 4,000-Acre Tick Fire That Destroyed Homes in Santa Clarita Area

    A state of emergency has been declared as the Tick Fire continued to rage out of control Friday, destroying homes and threatening thousands more after jumping the 14 Freeway in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita. But officials appeared to be making progress, as they lifted evacuations in some areas at 5p.m. Friday after the blaze failed to gain acreage during the day. The fire has burned more than 4,000, revised down from an earlier estimated of 4,300 acres, […]

  • A home damaged in the Tick Fire is seen on Oct. 25, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tick Fire Evacuations: Thousands of Residents Forced to Flee Their Homes

    A flare-up Friday morning in the 4,000-acre Tick Fire has prompted authorities to place more Santa Clarita-area neighborhoods under mandatory evacuations. The fire, which began Thursday in the Agua Dulce area, was just 5% contained. Overnight winds allowed the fire to surge as flames jumped over the 14 Freeway in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has asked residents to evacuate the following areas: South of the 14 Freeway, west of Agua Dulce […]

  • A Southern California Edison lineman grounds a power line in La Habra. The utility is considering shutting off power to 32,500 customers ahead of high winds.(Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Southern California Edison Considering Shutting Power Off for 162K Customers Amid Wildfire Danger

    As officials warn of Santa Ana winds, scorching temperatures and a heightened risk of wildfires in the region, Southern California Edison is warning that it could cut power to some 162,000 customers in six counties on Thursday and Friday. Tens of thousands of people were notified Tuesday that they could lose power in a bid to prevent a destructive wildfire, SoCal Edison spokesman Paul Netter said Tuesday. Some 18,000 customers in Los Angeles County could be affected, including in Azusa, […]

  • Junior Gonzalez is seen in an undated photo from a GoFundMe page set up asking for financial support and prayers for his family.

    Victim Identified in Deadly Moreno Valley Hit-And-Run, Surveillance Footage Released

    Surveillance video obtained by KTLA on Saturday shows a  truck zooming through a parking lot in a deadly hit-and-run crash early Friday morning, killing one man and gravely injuring another. The deceased victim has been identified as Junior Gonzalez, father of three young children, by friends and family. Family members say Gonzalez was a promoter and event coordinator at El Rodeo restaurant and nightclub, where the incident occurred. The surviving victim was still at the hospital, being treated for major […]

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