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

  Missing man found in Meeman Shelby Forrest State Park in deep ravine

  Mid-South barbecue champion to feature on Netflix cooking competition show as judge

  New COVID-19 cluster in local nursing home reported including 3 reported deaths

  Shelby County Commission to debate law enforcement reform at upcoming meeting

  White House’s Dr. Deborah Birx visits Oxford to discuss COVID-19 response

  UTHSC COVID-19 testing lab a key factor in fight against virus

  One million dollars in CARES Act funds freed up for salons and barbershops in Shelby County

  Memphis police investigating 5 murders from 4 different shootings over Labor Day weekend

  Holiday weekend raises concerns over COVID-19 in the Mid-South

  Memphis Tigers return to AutoZone Liberty Bowl for season opener

  Memphis Fire investigators blame water heater gas leak for home explosion that injured 7

  Graceland, Levitt Shell and ’I Heart Memphis’ mural tagged with ’Defund the Police’ graffiti

  Several prominent groups call for Shelby County DA to test evidence for DNA in 1980s murder case

  SCS begins first day of virtual classes Monday

  Family of man shot, killed by officer speaks after learning no charges will be filed in his death

  Arkansas church destroyed by tornado, congregation rebuilds for a second time

  Lafayette Upper Elementary School sends 4th-grade home for virtual learning after teachers test positive for COVID-19

  Gov. Bill Lee signs controversial bill increasing punishment for protest-related offenses into law

  Tennessee high school football returns with new safety measures

  Memphis private school goes virtual, suspends athletics after 12 test positive for COVID-19

  Mid-South political leaders make push for census, say funding depends on everyone’s participation

  Mid-South students returning to school with new guidelines

  FedEx delivers huge PPE shipment for Baptist Memorial Health Care

  Memphis lawmakers outraged by new bills set to increase punishments for protester-related crimes

  Memphis infectious disease specialists question Russia’s claim of world’s first coronavirus vaccine

  Expert says COVID-19 numbers reflect positive trend in Shelby County

  Shelby County sees low weekly average of daily COVID-19 cases

  Shelby Co. health officials study waste water for coronavirus clues

  Task force outlines how sporting events will look in the fall

  White House COVID-19 Task Force says families in Mid-South counties should cancel gatherings