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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.


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    ‘We Saw It Burning Live on TV’: Goleta Fire Destroys Homes, Prompts Gov. Brown to Declare State of Emergency

    A fire that prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County after it destroyed homes and prompted evacuations in Goleta reached 80 percent containment on Saturday. The Holiday Fire started just after 8 p.m. on Friday north of Cathedral Oaks Road between Fairview and Patterson avenues, according to authorities. About an hour later, mandatory evacuation orders were issued for around 2,500 residents. County officials proclaimed a local emergency at 1 a.m. Santa Barbara County fire […]

  • A group gets soaked while riding the Banzai Falls ride at Knott's Soak City water park in Buena Park in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Heat Wave Breaks Records Across Southern California

    The weekend is off to a very hot start with record-breaking temperatures across several communities in Southern California on Friday. Downtown Los Angeles topped at 108 degrees, shattering its previous record of 94 degrees set on this day in 1992, according to the National Weather Service. Record-breaking heat today – including daily records, a few for the month of July, and even a couple of all-time record highs. We will see a gradual cooling trend starting tomorrow. #LAheat #SoCal #CAwx […]

  • Beachgoers packed a beach in Ventura on July 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dangerous Heat Wave to Hit SoCal This Weekend, With 100-Degree Temps Possible in Some Coastal Areas

    A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit Southern California this weekend, with the warmest temperatures forecast for Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service said. An excessive-heat watch is in effect for much of southwestern California for those days, the weather service said. Temperatures in the valleys, the lower mountains and desert locations are expected to range between 102 and 112 degrees. Parts of the coast could reach around 100 degrees. The heat will be accompanied by very dry […]

  • Body camera footage of a May 12, 2018, officer-involved shooting was released by the Los Angeles Police Department on June 26, 2018.

    Before Firing at Suspect, Officer Shouted ‘I’m Going to … Shoot You,’ Body Camera Video Release by LAPD Shows

    The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday released body camera footage showing an officer chasing a suspect and shouting that he will shoot him – then firing at the man, who was not injured. Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting, which occurred around 7:10 p.m. May 12 on the 1700 block of 55th Street in South Los Angeles, according to the LAPD. Two uniformed Metropolitan Division officers were “conducting crime suppression” when they spotted two men suspected of involvement in […]

  • Three siblings struck and killed by a vehicle in Bloomington on June 24, 2018, are seen in an undated photo. (Credit: GoFundMe)

    3 Siblings Killed, Mother Injured When Car Hits Family on Sidewalk in Bloomington

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  • Meliss Tatangelo supplied this image showing a bullet hole in her car from gunfire at Malibu Creek State Park in January 2017.

    After Fatal Shooting of Man Camping at Malibu Creek Park, Woman Says Her Car Was Struck by Gunfire There in 2017

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  • Officers investigate the shooting death of a man at the Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas on June 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot While Camping With 2 Young Daughters at Malibu Creek State Park: LASD

    Detectives on Friday investigated the shooting death of a man who had been camping with his daughters at the Malibu Creek State Park, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call about shots fired in the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas at around 4:44 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The officers found a man with at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, the agency said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released surveillance video showing a man who allegedly attacked and killed a homeless man in West Hollywood on May 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Ask for Help Finding Person Linked to Killing of Homeless Man in West Hollywood

    Authorities released surveillance Thursday showing footage of a person of interest who is tied to the killing of a homeless man in West Hollywood last month. On May 23, 65-year-old victim George McKinney was involved in a verbal altercation with a man outside of a West Hollywood fast food restaurant that ultimately resulted in his death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The video shows the man following McKinney westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard after the […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Smith blows into a breathalyzer before his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving on June 17, 2018. (Credit: Don Luis Meza)

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Released After Being Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Palmdale Crash, Relieved of Duty

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving following a crash in Palmdale has been placed on administrative leave, authorities confirmed Monday. Deputy Nicholas Smith, 24, has not been fired but will not be working for the agency in any capacity while the incident is investigated, Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Nicole Nishida said in an email. Smith, who has been with the force for six months, was off duty when the crash occurred. He was […]