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
  • Sheriff's officials investigate the scene of a hit-and-run collision that left a 15-year-old skateboarder dead i Pico Rivera on Jan. 10, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Box Truck in Pico Rivera Hit-and-Run; Suspect Arrested

    A 15-year-old boy died after he was struck by a truck while riding his skateboard in a Pico Rivera crosswalk on Friday, and a driver accused of hitting him and fleeing the scene was in custody, officials said. The deadly collision took place about 3 p.m. at Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Nabeel Mitry. The young victim was riding a skateboard across the roadway, within a marked crosswalk, with three others when […]

  • Men involved in an altercation on New Year's Day are shown in video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Jan. 6, 2019.

    Man Severely Injured in Valley Glen Road-Rage Incident Remains in Coma, Daughter Says

    A man who was severely injured in a New Year’s Day road-rage incident in Valley Glen remains in a medically-induced coma, his daughter said Thursday. The victim, who has not been formally identified, is also suffering from head trauma, his daughter, Jennifer Gonzalez, told KTLA. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred Jan. 1 at the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Victory Boulevard. Los Angeles Police officials said the 46-year-old man was stopped at a red light when the […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released this photo of a vehicle involved in the fatal shooting of a dog in La Mirada on Jan. 5, 2020.

    Pair Sought in Fatal Shooting of 15-Year-Old Terrier Mix in La Mirada

    Investigators are looking for two people Wednesday after surveillance video captured one of them exit an SUV, place a dog next to a storm drain, and shoot it twice at an industrial area in La Mirada over the weekend. PETA is offering up to $5,000 for information on the crime, which the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday near 16450 Phoebe Ave. Footage from a security camera nearby shows a man getting out of the […]

  • Demonstrators in downtown L.A. voice their opposition to a war with Iran after the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 4, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anti-War Protesters Gather in Downtown L.A. as Others Celebrate U.S. Killing of Iranian General

    Protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, joining others across the country demonstrating after the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. airstrike that has intensified tensions with Iran and heightened fears of a war as Iranians vowed “harsh” retaliation. Hundreds of anti-war demonstrators at Pershing Square called for the U.S. to withdraw troops from Iraq and stop sanctions on Iran. There were protests planned in more than 70 U.S. cities Saturday, organized by the Act Now to […]

  • In this picture taken on Sept. 14, 2013, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, is seen as people pay their condolences following the death of his mother in Tehran. (Credit: MEHDI GHASEMI / ISNA / AFP / Getty Images)

    Iran Warns of ‘Harsh Retaliation’ After Nation’s Top General Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Baghdad

    The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the region and spiral into a far larger conflict between the U.S. and Iran, endangering U.S. troops […]

  • L.A.'s City Hall is lit up for the New Year's celebration at Grand Park on Dec. 31, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Revelers Ready to Ring in New Year at Grand Park, Universal Studios

    Revelers were gearing up to ring in 2020 at downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park and Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday. Kimberly Cheng and Chris Wolfe report for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 31, 2019.  

  • Los Angeles police investigate the scene in Florence where a car collided with a passenger bus on Dec. 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Critically Injured in Crash Involving Bus in Florence: LAFD

    A driver was badly injured when his sedan collided with a passenger bus in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday afternoon, officials said. Crews responded to the crash at the corner of Gage Avenue and Broadway around 1:40 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The motorist became trapped in his car and had to be extricated. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, LAFD said. A 70-year-old woman on the bus was […]

  • Snow blankets the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles, California Dec. 26, 2019. (Credit: Robyn Beck / Getty)

    Thousands Lose Power in Antelope Valley, Arrowhead After Winter Weather

    Snow and ice are to blame for power outages that impacted 13,500 residents, some for more than 24 hours, before being restored, according to Southern California Edison. “We understand the disruption this storm event has caused, and we are working around the clock to get customers’ power back on as soon as possible. To expedite this work, we have brought in additional crews from other parts of our service territory,” the company said in a written statement. At the height […]

  • Traffic on the 14 Freeway is backed up following a crash along the roadway on Dec. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Could Be a Repeat of Christmas Storm,’ Caltrans Warns of Another Approaching System

    Another powerful storm is expected to reach Southern California early next week, days after rain and snow wreaked havoc on major freeways and mountain highways. Caltrans District 8 officials tweeted Friday that the new storm, expected late Sunday, “could be a repeat” of the one that hit over Christmas. Officials advised motorists to check road conditions and road closures before hitting the road ahead of the New Years holiday. “Be prepared. Full tank of gas. Full tank of gas. Full […]

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