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

  AT&T workers protest unfair labor practices against management

  Southaven police announce plans for body and vehicle cameras

  UofM announces creation of new African American Male Academy

  Robbers shoot woman’s dog during escape attempt

  Cross County Jail administrator resigns days after wife arrested for holding teens at gunpoint

  New middle school in the works for Lewisburg

  Excessive heat in the Mid-South prompts cancellation of sports practices

  Surveillance video leads to capture of escaped Tenn. inmate

  Law enforcement agencies enter 4th day in search for escaped Tenn. inmate

  Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

  ‘Organized chaos’: 1 week after Southaven Walmart shooting

  Tennessee lawmakers react to mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

  WMPD joins MPD in increasing police presence at local stores

  MPD announces new proactive measures, ramping up security at local stores

  FedEx investing $450M for airport expansion

  2020 World Golf Championship FedEx-St. Jude Invitational to happen over July 4th weekend

  WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational wraps, Koepka takes all

  2 men dead after leading police on pursuit in stolen car then crashing

  Golfers donate money to St. Jude for every birdie, eagle they shoot

  Top golfers tee up smiles at St. Jude

  Mississippi college student’s death shocks community, loved ones

  Local locksmith offers to open hot cars for free

  World Golf Championship event to elevate Memphis golf identity

  Possible tornado causes damage in Victoria, Mississippi

  Neighbors help save 5 children from burning home; father facing charges for leaving children alone

  Flash floods possible as remnants of Barry head toward Mid-South

  Protests in Memphis and across the country are calling for immigration reform

  SCSO receives praise for ‘major reforms’ at Juvenile Justice Center

  NTSB reviewing Oxford plane crash that killed 18-year-old pilot

  Family, friends mourn the loss of woman who died after crash-landing onto Ole Miss Golf Course