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
  • Boy, 15, Hospitalized After Being Dragged 1,500 Feet by Hit-and-Run Driver in South L.A.

    A 15-year-old boy is in the hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles Tuesday night. Police received a report of a pedestrian being struck on Maple Avenue near East 37th Street just before 9 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo said. Arriving officers found the badly injured teen down near the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The victim, later identified as Roberto Diaz, […]

  • Security footage inside a home shows a Rover worker slamming a puppy to the ground.

    Rover Worker Caught on Security Camera Slamming Puppy to the Ground in Victorville

    Victorville dog owners were shocked when they saw a woman they had hired through pet care service abusing their beloved 10-week-old puppy. The dog owners, Bryce and Amanda Horton, said they found this woman back in January and have been using her for pet care ever since – without any problems. Then, on Saturday, through their home security camera, the Hortons saw the woman slam their puppy goldendoodle to the floor. The puppy is seen in the video whimpering […]

  • Law enforcement agencies respond to an active shooter at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Joel Angel Juarez/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 20 Killed, 26 Wounded in Shooting at El Paso Shopping Center; Gunman IDd as 21-Year-Old Man: Police

    A young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season Saturday, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured. Authorities were investigating the possibility the shooting was a hate crime, working to confirm whether a racist, anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly beforehand was written by the man arrested in the attack on the 680,000-resident border city. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the suspect […]

  • A power outage prompted a "full ground stop" at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana on Aug. 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Power Outage Grounds Flights at O.C.’s John Wayne Airport

    All planes were grounded at John Wayne Airport in Orange County Friday as staff worked to identify the cause of a power outage. Inbound traffic was also being diverted, the airport said shortly after notifying the public of the outage around 7 p.m. The airport advised travelers to check with their airlines regarding any delays or cancellations. It was unclear whether the entire facility was without power. Officials said there was an outage in “the terminal,” but there are multiple […]

  • Fans Gets Free Entry to USWNT Practice at Rose Bowl Ahead of 1st Team’s Match Since Championship

    The U.S. women’s national soccer team, who recently became World Cup champions, are bringing their victory tour to the Rose Bowl Saturday. On Friday, the team invited fans to an open training session ahead of Saturday’s match against Ireland, the first of the nationwide tour. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Aug. 2, 2019. When at the Rose Bowl… 🌹🏈 @MalPugh ready for football season. — U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 3, 2019 Hi […]

  • A man who appears to be Monrovia kidnapping suspect Robert Camou is seen at a nightclub. (Credit: Michael R. Moore)

    Video Appears to Show Monrovia Kidnapping Suspect Rap About Killing, Burying Missing Girlfriend (Warning: Disturbing Video)

    A video recorded just hours before Monrovia kidnapping suspect Robert Camou was taken into custody appears to show him at a downtown Los Angeles bar rapping about killing and burying his girlfriend. Authorities named the 27-year-old Camou a suspect in Amanda Custer’s disappearance on Monday and asked the public for help searching for them. On Wednesday, they asked members of the Mount Baldy community to “remain vigilant” in the continued search for Custer. A video obtained exclusively by KTLA and […]

  • Juan Jose Diaz appears in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department on July 27, 2019.

    Gunman Sought After Off-Duty LAPD Officer Is Killed in Possibly Gang-Related Shooting at Lincoln Heights Taco Stand

    Authorities on Saturday are looking for the person who killed an off-duty Los Angeles police officer in what appears to be a gang-related shooting at a Lincoln Heights taco stand. Juan Jose Diaz, a 24-year-old officer who served two years with LAPD, died in the gunfire that broke out around 1 a.m. near Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street, according to the Police Department. That’s about a mile away from his listed address in Cypress Park, the Los Angeles Police Protective […]

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    SoCal Heat Wave Continues, With More Triple-Digit Heat Expected

    A heat wave that has already brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Southern California is expected to continue this weekend, with more triple-digit temps expected. Chris Wolfe reports from Rancho Cucamonga for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 26, 2019. Hot weather is expected this weekend. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for much of the state through Sunday. Drink plenty of water, check on the elderly and those without AC and limit outdoor activity. Learn more […]

  • A still of a surveillance video showing a brutal beating and robbery in Van Nuys on Jan. 18, 2019. LAPD released the footage on July 24, 2019.

    Man, 2 Women Sought After Victim Brutally Beaten With Baseball Bat in Van Nuys-Area Robbery

    Police released graphic video on Wednesday showing a man being viciously beaten with a baseball bat during a robbery in the Van Nuys area earlier this year as they sought to identify the assailants. The incident took place on Jan. 18 around 1:15 a.m. in the 5500 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, which is along the border of Sherman Oaks. The male victim had met up with two women for sex at a Best Western hotel, a rendezvous that had been […]

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