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

  Religious leaders host prayer vigil for Frayser

  Germantown flood victims receive help with cleanup

  WWII veteran reunites with French love interest after 75 years

  Professor speaks on black community, police relations following unrest in Frayser

  Marshall County Sheriff speaks out after deputy-involved shooting suspect commits suicide

  Rosecrest residents desperate for help after losing power during freezing cold

  TN Task Force 1 continues work rescuing Hurricane Michael victims

  Boxer keeps friend’s memory alive at charity event

  Axe throwing business debuts Memphis

  Still no link between Trenary murder, high speed chase

  Employees accused of embezzling nearly $1M from community college

  Tennessee Task Force 1 ready to assist with Florence rescues

  The Roots, Isley Brothers perform on Beale Street to launch Tennessee Music Pathways program

  Operation BBQ Relief to aid Hurricane Florence victims

  Mid-South feels impacts of Chinese recycling laws

  Family looks for answers after father shot to death, body found in ditch near gas station

  Southern Heritage Classic canceled, will not be rescheduled

  Man accused of killing 13-year-old in DUI crash misses court date, whereabouts unknown

  Tunica casino says week one of football betting ‘exceeded our expectations’

  MPD searching for serial sexual assault suspect in Raleigh area

  Tigers unveil new locker room at Liberty Bowl

  Mid-South hemp store sees high demand, seeks expansion

  Beale Street stabbing suspect arrested

  Man stabbed during fight on Beale Street

  Mississippi high school football player dies after collapsing during game

  Convicted to life of love: Man enlists courtroom’s help to pull off surprise proposal

  Memphis officer named Memphis Tigers football PA announcer

  Pediatricians to write new kind of prescription: Go out and play

  Man fixing up deceased mother's home killed in shooting, family says

  Westbound Poplar Ave. bridge demolished Saturday, to be replaced by Monday