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

  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

  First of its kind website connects Mid-Southerners to community data and non-profit organizations

  Weather expected to impact record-breaking travel day for Memphians

  Woman arrested, accused of killing grandmother’s dog

  New family celebrates National Adoption Day, urges others to help fill need

  Tennessee lawmaker pushes federal bill to decriminalize marijuana and expunge past convictions

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of text message scam posing as your bank

  Shelby Farms promises to clean up piles of trash left by homeless inhabitants of park

Restaurant raising money to return the body of man killed in hit-and-run home to Guatemala

  Mid-South Peace and Justice Center planning major overhaul

  Cold weather prompts those working outside to take extra precautions

  Lawyer who beat NCAA thinks Wiseman will win eligibility case

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

  Nation watches as Wiseman takes on NCAA

  Black Lodge Video looks to buck trend of closing video rental stores

  Memphis experiences incredible national exposure over past year

  Police investigating after possible carjacking leads to fatal shootout

  U of M vs. SMU game brings record crowd to Liberty Bowl

  Tigers’ prime time game sells out after final 1,000 tickets given away for free

  College GameDay to broadcast from iconic Beale Street Saturday morning

  Beale Street gears up for national broadcast of College GameDay in Memphis

  University of Memphis investigating after students say they were kicked out of a party for being gay

  Nationwide 40-day GM strike comes to an end

  Grizzlies fans excited for new season at home opener

  Parkway Village residents wonder what’s next after tornado

  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