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

  Memphis fans react to the death of Kobe Bryant

  MBI investigating after police officer shot during traffic stop in Coldwater

  Ole Miss launches food, drink delivery bots

  3rd Annual MLK Luminary Awards honors attorneys who made an impact on civil rights

  Residents work to recover one week after storms, tornadoes

  Family, neighbors pitch in to help clean up woman’s destroyed home

  Iconic USA goalkeeper Tim Howard talks about his new role with 901 FC

  Friend speaks on death of Cordova shooting victim, 4 charged in investgation

  ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ teen, brother arrested in connection with fatal Cordova shooting

  One Miss. prison escapee caught, search continues for second

  Shelby Co. mayor hosts signing ceremony welcoming refugees

  Navy, K-State fans fill Beale Street at parade ahead of AutoZone Liberty Bowl

  Battle of the Bands brings fans together

  Memphis, Penn State alumni team up in Texas

  Tigers players return to their Texas roots ahead of Cotton Bowl

  Memphis Tigers taking in all the excitement at AT&T Stadium

  Tigers, fans embraced by Cotton Bowl staff

  Memphians in Dallas: WMC gets the scoop on Texas BBQ

  Tigers spread smiles to children at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas

  Memphis Tigers look forward to Christmas in Texas ahead of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Man accused of raping ex-wife for getting her nails done

  Hall of Famer gifts kids from Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis with trip to Cotton Bowl

  Mississippi community working to rebuild after town damaged by EF-2 tornado

  Local travel agencies busy helping Tigers fans get to the Cotton Bowl

  Man buys stolen identity off Craigslist to purchase car, police say

  Excited Tigers fans planning trip to Texas for Cotton Bowl

  Fans excited as Tigers prepare to play in Cotton Bowl

  Blind Mid-South student prepares to run in St. Jude Marathon

  City of Memphis asks people to plan for road closures, traffic issues ahead of St. Jude Marathon and AAC title game

  FedEx expects record shipping numbers on Cyber Monday