Chris Luther

Chris Luther

Reporter

Memphis, TN

Chris Luther is excited to live in a place unlike any other he's ever lived in before.

Chris grew up in California, about 30 minutes north of San Francisco. He began his journalism career at San Marin High School, recording solo play-by-play broadcasts of the school's basketball and football games on a digital recorder while also reporting for the school newspaper.

Change is nothing new to Chris. He changed coasts, moving from sunny California to snowy Syracuse, New York to attend the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University (Go Orange!).

While studying at SU, Chris got the opportunity of a lifetime working for his lifelong idol, Bob Costas, at the 2012 London Olympics. There, he met his now-longtime girlfriend Jessica with whom he moved to Memphis.

Chris comes to the land of BBQ and music from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He started the first three years of his reporting career at NBC affiliates, first in Yakima, Washington, then in the Tri-Cities. In Washington, Chris worked on assignment during the two largest wildfires in state history. He reported live in Roseburg, Oregon after the deadly school shooting at Umpqua Community College. Chris also helped investigate improper disclosure of Social Security numbers for thousands of documents posted online by local county clerks across the state.

Chris loves the excitement of working in the news business. His true passion is storytelling. He believes a good story can make you laugh, cry and think if done well. His goal is to do work that makes an impact on viewers.

In his downtime, Chris loves to be active. Going on runs, playing basketball and exploring new places are some of his favorite things to do. He also enjoys uncontrollably yelling at his TV during Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Syracuse basketball games. At the end of the night, Chris loves to unwind with a nice glass of wine, harking back to his Northern California roots.

Watch Chris on WMC Action News 5 weekdays and weekends at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


Recent Articles by Chris

  Catholic bishops in US want Catholics to get Moderna or Pfizer vaccines due to moral implications

  Missing Southaven paramedic found safe, according to authorities

  SCS students, teachers return to in-person learning Monday

  City of Memphis takes over vaccination distribution, 30,000 online appointments available

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responds to claims of extremely unsanitary jail conditions during water emergency

  MLGW continues to ask customers to conserve water, boil advisory still in effect

  MLGW still unsure when Boil Water Advisory will be lifted

  Mississippi residents asked to conserve energy and water in fear of shortage

  Major DeSoto Co. roads cleared ahead of incoming snow, ice

  Stocking up: Shoppers prepare for nearly 8 inches of snow across Mid-South

  Pest control company seeing more rodents infiltrate homes during pandemic

  COVID-19 deaths remain high as case counts and hospitalizations drop

  Improved vaccine process leads to positive results as SCHD expands vaccine centers

  Police: Train heist connected to 19 car break-ins; 9 charged with crime spree

  Tennessee non-profit promotes mental health awareness during Black History Month

  Federal mask mandate in place at Memphis International Airport

  State lawmaker starts Black History Month series discussing COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on Black communities

  COVID-19 vaccination centers expanding across Shelby County

  Vaccinations at Pipkin Building rolling smoothly with improved process

  Tennessee partners with Walmart and local pharmacies in distributing vaccines to underserved communities

  Discussion over double masking intensifies as dangerous COVID-19 variants spread

  Investigation launched after skeletal remains found on Mud Island

  Live performances to return in Bluff City

  SCS Superintendent pleads with state GOP to not defund school for holding remote classes

  Injured bald eagle euthanized after community steps up to help save her

  The National Civil Rights Museum hosts virtual MLK Day Program

  Authorities ‘on high alert’ in fear of armed protests at all 50 state capitols

  COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,000 in Shelby Co. as vaccine distribution continues

  Mid-South officials say they’re preparing for FBI warning of armed protests in coming days

  Memphis Police Association president says MPD officers feel betrayed by officer arrested for murder