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

  Volunteers help Tyronza, Arkansas recover from severe tornado damage

  Cyntoia Brown-Long stops in Memphis on national book tour

  3rd annual Mempho Music Festival kicks off at Shelby Farms

  Midtown neighbors fight against proposed 3-story apartment building

  Mid-Southerners voice concerns about proposed funding changes to TennCare

  Memphis City Council considering loosening living requirements for officers, firefighters

  Mid-South Army vet laid to rest

  Police release new details about shooting in mall parking lot

  5 wanted by police after shots fired at Wolfchase Galleria

  Memphis woman escapes sex trafficking; suspect arrested

  Ole Miss cancels introductory press conference for new chancellor amid protest

  Dozens show support for fallen local Army major returning home

  Frayser church receives community response after vandalism

  Memphis church vandalized, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage

  Phil Trenary remembered on first anniversary of his death

  Memphis working to complete city’s first climate action plan

  Palestine, Arkansas police chief takes pay cut to pay for school resource officer

  Local UAW strike against General Motors reaches one week

  Shelby Co. Democratic Party warning voters of fake sample ballots mailed out weeks before Memphis municipal election

  Crosstown High students protest against education changes

  New service dog program Introduced at St. Jude

  Southern Heritage Classic, Cooper-Young Festival kick off

  Parents feel lucky Mississippi school bus crash wasn’t worse

  FedEx sends disaster supplies to storm ravaged Bahamas

  Road rage shooting victim speaks out, suffers hand injury

  Memphis Zoo helps save North America’s rarest snake

  Church of the River hopes to bring new playground to Big River Crossing

  Summer Ave. neighborhood names 3-mile stretch ‘Nations Highway’

  Delta Fair increasing security following shooting incident

  Memphis kicks off season with a win against Ole Miss